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Safety and quality „made by SpanSet“

Safety and quality were the driving forces behind the development of the seatbelt by the company founder Erik Ehnimb in 1966 in Sweden. As an international corporation with high innovative strength, SpanSet sets quality standards in load control, height safety and lifting. Property rights, patents and innovative solutions provide trend-setting impulses in a wide variety of sectors worldwide. New developments based on state-of-the-art technology guarantee tried and tested products that ensure greater safety and cost-effectiveness.

 

In addition to safety, top priority is given to the concept of quality in our everyday work as demonstrated by SpanSet‘s DIN EN ISO 9001:2000-certified quality management system. This also includes e. g. the Germany-based manufacture in our in-house weaving mill, strap finishing and assembly in Übach-Palenberg. In our product management, round slings and flat slings with the highest functional characteristics are developed in cooperation with external

institutes and accompanied until they are ready for mass production. Solutions designed to meet all applications are developed for our international customers‘ lifting requirements. Furthermore, we offer our customers services geared to their needs, such as on-site technical advice, inspection service of the lifting gear as well as risk analyses and expert assessments. Current expertise is taught by certified consultants e. g. in our practical lifting seminars.

 

On the following pages you will find a comprehensive range of products for lifting. We develop special solutions in consultation with you as the user. Please ask us about this. With SpanSet you are always sure to find the right solution.

 
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SpanSet legend

The product benefits of the SpanSet round slings and flat sling

Flat sling loop reinforcement

Reinforced edges

Flat sling coating

Weaving pattern

Replaceable protective sleeve

Compact cross-section

Textile fibre reinforcement

Modular system

Folded label

Protective sleeve label

RFID transponder

RFID optional

Woven load capacity indicator

Sewn-in load capacity indicator

Matching of the sleeve/core

Safety chambers

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Table of Contents

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The foundation: the development of the seatbelt.

It‘s hard to imagine, but only 50 years ago cars had no seatbelts. At that time, little consideration was given to accident prevention and many accidents had fatal consequences where those involved would today escape unharmed. In the late 1950s, in order to improve the safety of those travelling in cars, the automotive manufacturer Volvo contacted the ribbon weaving company AB Textilkonst & Klippan with a commission to develop a safety belt for Volvo vehicles. The time had come for the small Swedish belt weaving company. Working together with Volvo engineers, it developed the world‘s first vehicle safety belt from hard-wearing fabric ribbon. In 1959, these belts were fitted in the Amazon and 544 models, and initially met with widespread astonishment from the public. However, as we know, they soon became a great success.

1966 – SpanSet Germany is founded.

Due to the considerable demand, Erik Ehnimb, the co-owner of Klippan, founded the SpanSet company in Malmö in 1966. The straps produced by SpanSet were quickly put to use in many other areas in which chains and wire cables had previously been used. In particular, customers valued the extremely high load-bearing capacity of the new lashing and lifting straps. The same year saw the foundation of SpanSet GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and this was followed just one year later by the establishment of SpanSet AG in Hombrechtikon, in the Zurich region. These start-ups were soon followed by further subsidiaries in Europe, Asia, the USA and Australia, and remain part of a global production and sales network to this day.

The 1970s – further innovations were on the agenda.

The development of the car safety belt was only the first of many innovative products that SpanSet brought onto the market over the course of the decades. In the early 1970s, SpanSet worked with Mannesmann Anlagenbau to develop lifting belt mats with load capacities of up to 60 tons for laying large-diameter pipes for the pipeline and gas industry. For the first time, flat slings and protective sleeves could now be used to lift and turn rough and sharp-edged loads thanks to the secutex coating.

Continuous further developments during the 1980s.

The secutex coating was an important step in lifting technology and led to the foundation of SpanSet-secutex GmbH in the early 1980s. Furthermore, a new generation of round slings came onto the market, with textile fibre reinforcement and a superior load capacity label woven into the fabric. Moreover, for the first time, the knowledge and experience that had been built up in the areas of lifting and load control was passed on through training sessions.

SpanSet provides even more safety. In 1994,

TÜV Rheinland certified that SpanSet had a quality management system managed in accordance with DIN ISO 9002/ EN 29002. By the way: today, SpanSet‘s quality management is DIN EN ISO 9001:2000-certified. Furthermore, the company started producing and selling personal protective equipment to protect against falls. The Magnum round slings with an increased load capacity of 100 t and a maximum working length of 60 metres passed the critical test when they were used to lift a 110-metre long and 300-tonne heavy roof onto the Fritz-Walter stadium in Kaiserslautern in 1998.

Round sling with 450 t load capacity.

At the start of the century, SpanSet developed the first shorteners for textile round slings and flat slings with the VarioSling and VarioWeb. Furthermore, innovative powerhouses were launched onto the market with the new Magnum-X round slings. Stronger, more compact and more robust than other round slings, these slings can be manufactured with a load capacity of up to 450 t. Today, the SpanSet Group has more than 15 production and sales companies and almost 1,000 employees and is proud of its history – after all, the many decades of research and development work has resulted in increased safety, easier working practices, fewer accidents and has contributed towards lower operating costs around the world. On the basis of constant innovation and new technologies, SpanSet is now facing up to the challenges of the future.

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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Flat slings or round slings from SpanSet are not the only equipment one sees on the construction site of a new offshore wind farm in the North Sea. The installation of the individual elements, such as the engine or the rotor blades, takes place at heights at which there is a risk of falling and thus danger to life. The use of „personal protective equipment“ (PPE) is indispensable when performing this kind of work. Consequently, some years ago, SpanSet was the driving force in the development of special harnessing and retention systems that offer an extremely high level of safety in such cases.

In addition to lifting solutions, SpanSet also offers a wide range of products for height safety. We find highly specialised solutions even for the most complex applications. We have already developed many innovative products in close cooperation with our customers. The best example of this is Safeline, a fixed-line roof fall arrest system made from rustproof steel that is used as horizontal and vertical fall arrest and is manufactured in line with customers‘ requirements for the specific application. Customers throughout the world benefit from the close collaboration within the SpanSet Group. With a close eye on the EN standards at all times, we know what users need and what demands the legislation places on those using personal protective equipment

Height safety

When constructing the façade of a shopping centre, extremely long steel supports are required. However, before the supports can be lifted and installed with SpanSet MagnumPlus round slings on site, the heavy load has to be safely transported to the construction site. This is where SpanSet lashing systems come into action. A comprehensive range of load control equipment helps users to secure a wide variety of goods, prevent hazards and costly transport damages and meet the statutory requirements.

When it comes to load control, SpanSet stands for quality and innovative solutions. Push and pull ratchets for loads ranging from 125/250 daN to 12,500/25,000 daN lashing capacity, load safety nets for quick deployment with constantly changing cargo and also a wide range of accessories, including anti-slip matting or edge protectors for sensitive goods, have helped increase the level of safety in load control for many decades. In addition to the continuous checks in our in-house laboratory, renowned institutions such as the employers‘ liability insurance association (BG), DEKRA, TÜV and DNV GL regularly inspect and certify our products and the way in which our quality management system is organised. By using SpanSet load control equipment, you are contributing optimally to ensuring the safety of man and transported goods

Load control

Tobias Leusch, a technician working for a car manufacturer, is responsible for the loading of sharp-edged car parts. In addition to choosing the correct lifting gear, the subject „sharp edge“ is thus also of key importance for the lifting operations. But for Mr. Leusch, sharp-edged loads are never a problem – he recently attended the SpanSet seminar for lifting! Should he be confronted with any questions, Mr. Leusch can always consult the „Sharp Edges“ brochure or contact a SpanSet application engineer – ensuring that even the most critical lifting operations are mastered together.

Not only because of the constantly changing safety provisions is it important to always be up-to-date on subjects concerning day-to-day work – which is why, at SpanSet, safety management has existed for many years. We want to help you effectively prevent risks. This includes competent, expert advice, the inspection and repair service and also our wide range of seminars designed to improve and simplify working at heights, lifting loads or securing cargo in a sustainable manner. Place your trust in our expertise and our experience and let us take care of these issues so that you can concentrate of the important aspects of your work.

Safety management

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Lifting

How SpanSet makes lifting loads safe and effective.

When heavy loads are moved, safety and care are the top priority. This means the highest level of protection for the goods and for all persons involved. SpanSet is one of the pioneers when it comes to lifting with textile lifting gear. With our lifting gear and the expert advice of our application engineers, you can effectively prevent hazards and accidents, while ensuring that you fully meet the requirements stipulated by law.

 

In the late 1960s, unwieldy chains or hemp ropes were used to lift heavy loads. At this time, SpanSet began to develop new solutions made of hard-wearing artificial fibres. Today, SpanSet‘s textile flat slings and round slings are used throughout the world to tackle difficult tasks. The ISO-certified flat slings and round slings from SpanSet have been used to lift antique works of art, whole roofs of sports stadiums and ships - after all, you can rely on the high-tech slings that are „made in Germany“. SpanSet became the market leader thanks to constant innovations and an ISO-certified quality assurance standard. Numerous patents and a constant flow of new, practical improvements are a clear sign of our unique knowledge and expertise in lifting.

 

100 % quality – 100 % safety

From the material selection to the quality test, from exact calculations to intelligent application – we give 100% at every stage. We weave the majority of our flat slings and round sling sleeves ourselves – in Germany. In order to ensure that you receive only completely reliable and practical lifting gear, we employ experts from the various sectors and develop new products in collaboration with universities of applied sciences and other institutions.

 

Tested and certified

Our quality management system involves ongoing tests of materials and end products. These materials and end products are subject to continuous checks in our in-house laboratory and in external test series. We test the maximum load, strength and durability. For many years, renowned institutions such as the employers‘ liability insurance association, DEKRA, TÜV and DNV GL have been carrying out regular testing and certification of our products and the manner in which our quality management system is organised.

 

By choosing SpanSet quality products for lifting, you can move nearly any load – while protecting the material and ensuring the safety of the people.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
 
 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

Lifting gear

The right lifting gear

Material science

Textile lifting gear has to be manufactured from hard-wearing multi-filament yarns. Whether it‘s polyester (PES), polyamide (PA) or polypropylene (PP): Flat slings and round slings are only allowed to be manufactured from one single material. When choosing the right lifting gear, all important environmental conditions have to be taken into account. Extreme temperatures or aggressive substances – such as acids and caustic solutions – can reduce the durability of the fabric straps or make them impossible to use.

What kind of textile lifting gear is the right one depends on the application. Is the load compact or high-volume? Does it have fixed attachment points? Are the surfaces sensitive – or does the load have sharp edges? SpanSet has the right lifting gear for every application:

Round slings

If you want to lift loads that do not have fixed attachment points, our round slings are the product of first choice. They can carry up to 450 t and are real workhorses. A surface that is extra-resistant to wear and woven textile wire reinforcement make Magnum-X & co. particularly robust: Quality for everyday use.

Multi-leg slings

If your load has fixed attachment points, the choice is simple: Round slings and multi-leg slings are particularly easy to handle and can even be adjusted with the right accessories. Because every leg can be adapted to have an individual length, lifting asymmetrical loads is child‘s play.

 

Coated flat slings

To protect your lifting gear, secutex® is the number one choice. As a permanent coating on the flat sling for handling rough surfaces, or as a secutex®-coated protective sleeve for handling sharp edges – with these slings you will not only be able to safely lift, but also turn your loads.

At a glance:

Load capacity in use

When choosing the right flat slings and round slings, SpanSet makes it twice as easy for you – with a label and colour code 2. The colour coding of the straps in accordance with DIN EN shows you immediately whether the load capacity in a straight pull is sufficient for the load in question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The nominal carrying capacity (working load limit, WLL) with the various slinging configurations. Under certain circumstances you may be able to lift heavier loads. We also kept this in mind: In addition to the nominal carrying capacity, you can also read off the load capacity in the most common applications directly from the label

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The load lifting factor M

You can easily read off the respective load capacity of your lifting gear from the label – but not for all applications. The SpanSet load capacity controller or the lifting app can help you with this  4 (p. 104 ff). These aids help you to determine the factor M and to easily read off the load capacity in all common applications.

The most important standards and regulations

In Germany there are a number of regulations for lifting loads that have to be observed in addition to the European legislation. In principle, the following provisions apply for textile lifting gear:

 

  • Machine Safety Directive 98/37/EC

  • Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance

  • DIN EN 1492-1 DIN EN 1492-2

  • DIN 60005 DGUV Rule 100 - 5001)

  • ZH 1/324

  • BGI 556

  • Company standards

 

It is important for you to be up-to-date at all times, because impermissible applications are very dangerous. To support you in this, SpanSet offers compact seminars in which you can learn the necessary expertise regarding the correct and compliant use of lifting gear in a practical environment. This means more safety for you, for your employees and for the loads. For more information about our seminars, see pages 106 - 111.

Lengthen at will – but in the correct way

If you want to lengthen round slings or flat slings, you must never tie the slings to one another or join them with a knot! This leads to incorrect loading of the fibres, which in turn rapidly decreases the load capacity – accidents are bound to happen. The Joker Hook provides a safe way of lengthening the lifting gear (p. 50 et seq.). For more information please refer to the quick reference guide 5 that is sewn onto every SpanSet sling.

Watch out for sharp edges

By definition, a sharp edge is frequently not recognised as such because the edge is seen as being round and not sharp. Left undiscovered, sharp edges can quickly damage the lifting gear. A sharp edge already exists if the edge radius „r“ is smaller than the thickness of the material „d“ of the lifting gear. For more information about the sharp edge, see pages 12 et seq.

01 Determine the weight

To ensure safe lifting it is absolutely essential to know the weight of the load. Design specifications, shipping papers or indications on the lead can provide the necessary information. Alternatively, the load can be weighed by briefly lifting it with a crane scale – always with an eye on occupational safety, i.e. in accordance with the valid accident prevention rules.

02 Take into account the centre of gravity

The crane hook always has to positioned directly above the centre of gravity. For asymmetrical loads, the strengths and lengths of the individual legs have to be determined.

 

03 Determine the angle of inclination

The angle of inclination of the lifting gear has to be determined beforehand. It must not exceed 60°. To check your calculations you can use the SpanSet load capacity controller and the lifting app as a help (p. 110 et seq.).

 

04 Safety while lifting

If the radius r of an edge is smaller than the diameter or the thickness d of the lifting gear, the edge is considered to be sharp (p. 12 et seq.). This includes not only „razor-sharp“ edges, but also typical rolling edges. Protective sleeves and edge protectors can help effectively protect your lifting gear. For more application instructions, please refer to the BGR 500 or our user manual.

The basic rules for correct lifting

 
 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

Sharp edge

Definition: Sharp edge

In addition to external factors, such as temperature or mechanical stress, „sharp edges“ still represent one of the main causes of damage to the lifting gear itself and are therefore a frequent cause of accidents. The most damages on sharp or rough edges occur by moving the load transversely to the lifting gear. If the edge is „sharp“, it can, in the worst case, cut through the lifting gear. If the load moves to the side, a cutting motion occurs at the edge. Being comparable with the blade of a knife, the edge can cut through unprotected lifting gear.

A sharp edge already exists if the edge radius „r“ is smaller than the thickness of the material „d“ of the lifting gear. If the edge radius is under 2 mm, experts already consider this a „razor-sharp edge“. The definition of „sharp edges“ was originally devised for wire rope attachments, but was not adapted to the development of round slings. This problem was examined by SpanSet in cooperation with the trade association and DEKRA in an extensive series of tests.

 

Tools for measuring radii

In order to assess the sharp edge, „tools“ are required. The following tools can be used to determine radii: radius gauge 1, vernier caliper ,  folding ruler.

The different versions of a sharp edge:

Sharp edge: Edge radius

If the edge radius r is smaller than the thickness of the flat sling/round sling d, the edge is considered „sharp“. Lateral movements or surface pressure can already be enough to sever the lifting gear

Example of surface pressure:

MagnumPlus 30 t, support width 170 mm

Magnum-X 30 t, support width 90 mm

 

The surface pressure exerted by the load on the lifting gear is lower

  • the wider the contact area is,

  • the larger the radius of the component is,

  • the thicker the protective layer between the component and lifting gear is

Sharp edge: Edge angle

In addition to loads with rectangular edges, there are goods with deviating shapes. These include loads with protruding edges and with sharp or jagged outer contours, such as cogwheels, turbine blades etc. These edges cannot be determined by the general rule.

Sharp edge: Edge shape

The shape and surface finish of the edges have a significant impact on the durability of the lifting gear. Very rough surfaces, such as those of a prefabricated concrete component, can very quickly damage textile lifting gear or a wire rope.

 
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More about the „sharp edge“

View and print out

SpanSet has developed a brochure and a poster all about the subject of „sharp edges“. The PDF versions of these documents can be downloaded free of charge at spanset.de/katalog.html

The 10 commandments of „sharp edges“
for flat slings and round slings

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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

Sharp edge

We have something against
the „sharp edge“

Years of experience, in-house test procedures, testing equipment and on-site consultation in the case of especially complicated loads provide for sound knowledge when „dealing with“ sharp edges. This has resulted in an extensive range of effective protective measures for lifting procedures involving sharp-edged loads.

 

Wir bieten:

  • A complete range of protective measures

  • Seminars all about „sharp edges“

  • Operating manuals and documentation with detailed information on edge radii and lifting gear

  • Product identification using labels and transponders

  • DEKRA-certified products

  • Special solutions in dialogue with customers

The SpanSet factory standard and also the SpanSet „quality seal“ stands for reliable test results based on DIN EN 12195-2

An overview of SpanSet‘s tools for dealing with sharp edges:

HPME-woven protective sleeves

The flexible and light-weight protective sleeves made of HPME are woven, certified by DEKRA and offer the perfect edge protection for round slings and flat slings when dealing with „sharp edges“. Find out more on p. 82 et seq.

secutex-coated protective sleeves

 

The protective sleeve latches onto the edge of the load, allowing the flat sling to glide freely through the protective sleeve. This protects both the load and lifting gear. For more information about our secutex protective sleeves, see p. 88.

ExoSet round sling shackles

 

Perfectly matched and tested combinations of round slings and shackles approved by the employers‘ liability insurance association offer effective protection from sharp edges. For more information see p. 100/101.

Edge protectors

The exceedingly robust secutex edge protectors are gentle on the load and on the flat sling. They increase the radius of the edge, thus preventing „sharp edges“. Ask us about it!

Coated flat slings

Permanent secutex coating effectively protects flat slings against cuts by sharp-edged loads, from wear and from ingress of foreign particles and fluids. Coated flat slings are presented on p. 72 et seq.

 
 
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Safe raising and turning

When turning and raising coils, the use of protective sleeves is indispensable.

The flat sling is hung into the crane hook and positioned onto the load with the protective sleeve. When lifting, the strap freely moves inside the protective sleeve, which lies firmly against the load.

Our tips for safely rotating coils

  • 01 Position the flat sling exactly at 12 o‘clock in the eye of the coil.

  • 02 Only individual, unpacked and clean coils may be turned.

  • 03 A slip-resistant base such as the secutex turning mat can be used.

  • 04 Rolling of the coil or slipping in a transverse direction to the flat sling must be prevented.

  • 05 Diagonally „pulling out“ a coil is not permitted.

 
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PRACTICAL GUIDELINES

Protective sleeve types and surface finishes

The right type for every application

Lifting procedures are just as different as the respective loads themselves. This also apply to the field of application of the various types of protective sleeves, as the latter is adapted to the load and the working range of the lifting gear. This applies to both the NoCut sleeve and to all secutex protective sleeves.

 

The protective sleeve can protect the flat sling across the entire working length (type 1) or just a short part of its working length (type 2). In the case of round slings, the single strand can be protected over the entire working length (type 3) or a short part (type 4), while the double strand can be protected entirely (type 5) or over a short part (type 6).

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

Flat slings: Image type 1

Protective sleeve over the entire working length

 
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Surface finish for coated flat slings and protective sleeves

Our subsidiary, secutex GmbH, is the market leader in the field of coated flat slings and the driving force behind the development of protective coatings for use in industry. secutex is a polyurethane elastomer with excellent physical and chemical qualities:

 

High structural strength

Compared to other chemical materials, secutex is extremely resistant to wear and tear. The polyurethane can be stretched to 500% of its original length without tearing.

Particular elasticity

secutex possesses a substantially higher elasticity in comparison to conventional rubber, even when exposed to extreme changes in temperature. Extremely resistant to wear secutex is very durable. In the strength test under wet conditions, secutex was shown to be more durable than certain metals.

Long-lasting dimensional stability

No shrinking, no wrinkling. secutex retains its shape even after intense use. The protective sleeves retain their length and reliably protect the textile lifting gear from „sharp edges“. secutex protective sleeves and permanent coatings are manufactured in various surface finishes as standard. With the accurately fitting surface, the coated flat slings are particularly well suited for use in areas subject to the influence of water, ice and oil.

Smooth

With the smooth secutex surface, the load rests on the entire surface. In a dry state, it offers the highest possible frictional lock and inhibits slipping to the greatest extent possible

Ground

This surface is slightly rough. It is used if the contact side comes into contact with small amounts of liquids. The rough surface remains permanently slip-resistant.

Fish bone

More than „ground“, this surface makes it possible for liquids to run off the surface. By means of an almost like relationship between bridging and beading, it maintains a high level of frictional lock with the load.

Pyramid

Here, the load rests only on the tip. This allows large amounts of liquid to run off the surface quickly, without breaking the contact between the contact side and the load.

Wave and Miniwave

Large, wave-shaped protrusions make it possible for the load to lock onto the flat sling. A version that is also used as a conveyor belt on turning crossheads

Optional: Reinforcement and Tropic

By inserting steel plates, the coated part of the flat sling is equipped with an additional protective layer, which considerably increases the cut resistance. The optional Tropic coating for flat slings is suitable for use in areas in which the equipment is subjected to permanent moisture, especially salt water. The hydrolysis-resistant secutex Tropic is the first choice for offshore use

 
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How SupraPlus round slings are used to move gear units

The Voith Turbo BHS Getriebe GmbH in Sonthofen has devoted its efforts, among other things, to the construction, manufacture and installation of high-performance gear units. The heavy machine components, which can weigh up to 65 t, have to be lifted more than just once on their way from the manufacturing hall until they are dispatched. In addition to the heavy weight, the asymmetrical design of the components and the partly sharp edges at the attachment points pose a challenge. No problem for the compact SupraPlus round slings in combination with ExoSet shackles. Contrary to wire ropes made of steel, the round slings are much lighter, the risk of damage to the component is much lower and the risk of accidents is considerably reduced. Other SpanSet products, such as PowerStar, Magnum-X, NoCut and secutex protective sleeves are also used at Voith on a daily basis. „The high quality and the resulting durability of the lifting gear, but also the training sessions and briefings are decisive factors for placing our trust in SpanSet products“, say Ralf Harden from the company Voith.

The SpanSet SupraPlus adapts to the load with virtually no creasing. In spite of its relatively slim design, it finds sufficient contact area even in smaller crane hooks and is not compressed. This helps to effectively prevent an impermissible loss of load capacity. A ribbed structure and woven textile wire make SupraPlus exceedingly robust. It meets the highest safety and quality standards worldwide. In addition to SupraPlus, SpanSet‘s Twintex and Liftfix complement the range of round slings for lifting weights ranging from 0.5 t to 8 t. The round slings are enveloped in a protective sleeve made of a special, robust polyester fabric that protects the core. During production, the sleeve and core are perfectly adapted to one another in order to prevent unwanted creasing. A firmly sewn label displaying the technical details offers additional safety in application. In addition to SupraPlus, Twintex and Liftfix can be optionally fitted with an RFID transponder. This enables the electronic identification and management of your lifting gear and saves time during regular inspections. Different protective sleeves also ensure trouble-free application – also when sharp edges are involved.

 

Facilitating lifting procedures while increasing safety at the same time: no problem for our round slings.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

SupraPlus 0,5 - 8,0 t

  • Slim and compact

  • Very high cut and wear resistance due to special ribbed profile

  • Robust, tear-resistant label protected by a transparent protective tube

  • Superior load capacity indication woven into the sleeve – With integrated loop to allow for easy retrofitting of an RFID transponder – Optimal tear protection due to reinforced fabric with interwoven textile filament

Versatile and reliable

Whether it‘s a straight pull, single-layer lift or noose: The very compact SupraPlus round sling adapts to the load with virtually no creasing. The round sling is particular slim and finds sufficient contact area even in smaller crane hooks, without being compressed. This helps to effectively prevent an impermissible loss of load capacity. Universally applicable in all sectors of industry, SupraPlus meets the highest standards in terms of safety and quality worldwide.

 

With reinforced fabric and textile filament

The ribbed structure woven into the outer sleeve makes SupraPlus even more resistant to wear. The ribs are made of a high-performance polyester that is markedly more cut- and wear-resistant than conventional chemical fibres. The textile filament woven into the sleeve offers additional tear protection. More safety that also pays its way economically. On request, the SupraPlus can also be fitted with an RFID chip for IT-supported asset management with IDXpert (p. 94 ff.). An attachment loop firmly sewn onto the round sling allows for easy and quick attachment of the RFID chip.

 

Additional protection

Protective sleeves such as the one-sided SF-1 and the two-sided SF-2 or SpanSet NoCut are the ideal addition. They not only effectively protect the round sling from damages, but also facilitate the turning and rotating of sharp-edged loads and generally offer protection against sharp edges

SupraPlus – compact, robust and durable

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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

Twintex 1,0 - 8,0 t

Twintex – round sling with safety chambers

Tested quality

Twintex round slings with load capacities of 1 to 8 t meet all the requirements stipulated in DIN EN 1492-2. The GS-tested round slings are colour-coded in accordance with the Euro standard and have a 2-ply, permanently interwoven identification label. Furthermore, interwoven ton markings and printing on the sling indicate the maximum load capacity to help you quickly and reliably select the correct sling for your loads.

 

Dual chamber system

To protect against damage, Twintex round slings are enveloped by a double sleeve whose layers are interweaved with one another section by section 1. This creates „chambers“ that make it more difficult for foreign matter and dirt particles to penetrate the fabric in the presence of damage on the outer sleeve

  • Double sleeve with safety chamber makes it more difficult for foreign matter to penetrate the material if the outer sleeve if damaged

  • Load capacity indication printed on

  • Optional fitting with an RFID transponder

  • 2-ply, tear-resistant label

Useful accessories

Different protective sleeves (p. 23 ff.) to protect against sharp edges are available for Twintex. Furthermore, the round sling can also be fitted with an RFID chip to facilitate electronic asset management

(p. 98 ff.).

 
 
 
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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

SupraPlus 0,5 - 8,0 t

SupraPlus brochure

For more information, download the SupraPlus brochure at spanset.de/katalog.html. Simply scan the QR code with the smartphone or tablet.

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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

Liftfix 0,5 - 8,0 t

  • Load capacity indication printed on label

  • Optional fitting with an RFID transponder

  • 2-ply, tear-resistant label

Colour coding with ton markings

 

The Liftfix round sling is manufactured in accordance with the provisions of Euro standard 1492-2. A colour-coded outer sleeve with interwoven ton markings and load capacity printed on the fabric make it easy for you to recognise the correct lifting gear in daily use. The load capacity of the round sling starts at 500 kg. For extremely heavy loads, you will find the heavy-duty versions of the Liftfix round sling with load capacities of 10 to 100 t on page 35.

 

Protection against sharp edges

For added protection, especially for sharp-edged loads, additional aids are available for the Liftfix round slings, such as SpanSet NoCut® (p. 24) or also the secutex protective clip SC (p. 27).

Liftfix – tried-and-tested standard for daily use

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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

Twintex 1,0 - 8,0 t

NoCut®sleeve – woven protective sleeve with all-round cut protection

The protective sleeve NoCut® made of HPME fibres is simply slid over the round sling and placed against the sharp edge of the load to protect the lifting gear. The fabric-reinforced sleeve can also be fitted by the user as shown in Figure 3. On request, the single legs of a round sling can also be fitted with NoCut® sleeve at the factory as shown in Figure 5.

Long service life and maximum safety

NoCut®sleeve is supple and flexible, allowing the protective sleeve to be easily positioned on the load even in tight spaces. The design of the sleeve with equally high all-round cut resistance makes for a long service life, as it can be used on both sides, and offers the highest level of operational safety, as application errors are excluded. NoCut® sleeve is delivered as a prefabricated cut with trimmed edges. As standard, the protective sleeves are offered with lengths in 250-mm increments and widths ranging from 45 mm to 315 mm.

 

More about NoCut®

For more information about the NoCut® products and the product finder, which can be used to easily identify the right NoCut® product for textile lifting gear in just a few steps online, please see page 82

  • Low dead weight

  • Supple and flexible

  • High cut protection due to ribbed reinforcement

  • Minimises application errors as it can be used on both sides

  • Tested and certified

  • 2-ply label with instructions for use

 
 
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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

NoCut® pad protective plates

  • Perfect for use with sharp edges

  • Very low dead weight

  • Flexible construction

  • High operational safety due to tested quality

  • High cut resistance

  • Sewn label with handling instruction

NoCut®pad is the combination of NoCut® sleeve with an internal fabric bridge that has fastening elements on both ends. The NoCut® pad model range offers the user three alternatives to fasten the protective plate to the lifting gear: Velcro strap 1, Velcro strap with a frame buckle 2 or 2-piece metal buckle (frame or triple bridge) 3.

 

NoCut® pad is mounted there where the lifting gear lies flat against the sharp edge. For the user this means: High flexibility, low material requirement and high safety when handling sharp-edged loads! The size of the edge protection can be exactly dimensioned for the danger area and precisely positioned on the sharp edge. Although

NoCut®pad – particularly high cut protection

Although NoCut® pads normally come in short lengths, there are additional attachment loops for the longer variants (see p. 85).

 

NoCut® pad is offered as a 2-layer or 4-layer version. This multilayer design achieves an extremely high level of cut protection and offers the user many options, also for critical lifting procedures.

 

Use of the HMPE material allows the user to deploy the textile protective plate in temperatures ranging from -40 °C up to +60 °C. As standard, NoCut® pads are produced in lengths from 500 mm to 1,500 mm in 250-mm increments.

 

NoCut® Produkt-Finder

All SpanSet flat slings and round slings can be protected against sharp edges with NoCut® pad. Even the extremely compact Magnum-X round slings can be used to lift loads up to a load capacity of 30 t with the protective plates. Turning and rotating loads is not permitted – please use NoCut® sleeve for these operations.

 

The NoCut® product finder 5, which can be used to easily identify the right NoCut® product for textile lifting gear in just a few steps online, can help you to select the rights pads for your application. For more information see page 89.

 
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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

secutex SF-1 protective sleeve

secutex SF-1 – protective sleeve coating on one side

Protective sleeve coating on one side

The secutex SF-1 has been technically designed for optimal use with the SpanSet flat sling range and the SpanSet round slings. The contact side of the protective sleeve has a secutex coating, is extremely cut-resistant and reduces the formation of creases in the fabric. Easily clipped onto the textile lifting gear, the protective sleeve with the one-sided secutex coating equally protects the lifting gear and the load at „sharp edges“ and rough surfaces.

Designed for the application

On request, the protective sleeve also comes in a version with two-sided secutex-coating as secutex SF-2. This means that both sides can be used for lifting and mistakes can be minimised.

 

secutex SF-1 and SF-2 are available with different surface structures (p. 14), such as the slightly rough „ground surface finish“. It is used whenever the contact side comes into contact with small amounts of liquids. The interrupted surface remains permanently slip-resistant and its handling is more pleasant for the user.

 

The use of steel plates (reinforcement) for even greater cut resistance or the Tropic-coating for use in permanently moist environments are optionally available for the SF-1. This means that the protective sleeve can be adapted to your individual needs.

  • Easy to position

  • Extremely cut-resistant

  • Reduces creasing in the fabric

  • Permanent dimensional stability

  • Lifting gear is movable inside the sleeve

 
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02.1 ROUND SLINGS

secutex Clip-SC

  • With mounting slot on the back

  • Quick and easy for anyone to mount

  • Virtually indestructible

  • Permanent dimensional stability

  • Reduces creasing in the fabric

Clip with longitudinal opening

Thanks to the mounting slot on the back, the secutex Clip-SC can be quickly mounted by the user when needed – whether on single- or double-strand straps. The protective clip is easy to handle and quick to set up, and is preferably used in environments with constantly changing requirements and whenever round slings with or without additional protection are needed.

 

The permanently stable protective sleeve reduces the formation of creases. The secutex protective layer can be placed softly and flexibly on the load, thereby increasing the radius at the critical edges. The leverage forces are extensively distributed and the load remains undamaged.

Different designs

secutex Clip-SC comes with different surface finishes or also with inserted steel plates for increased cut protection (see p. 17).

secutex Clip-SC – easy to handle, quick to attach

 
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How 1,000 tons of steel are safely moved
with the Magnum-X

The company Firma Sif Group bv from Roermond in the Netherlands is the market leader in the production of monopiles for the offshore industry. The thick-walled steel pipes are used as foundations for wind power plants. In addition to logistic skills, the transportation of a monopile from the manufacturing hall to the site of operation requires the use of professional lifting gear, as the round slings are subjected to a great deal of stress by the rough structure and the extremely heavy steel pipes. When transporting the monopiles, which weigh up to 1,000 tons and are 100 m long, the Sif Group relies on SpanSet Magnum-X and MagnumPlus round slings. Jan Donders, Safety Manager: „Our products have to meet very stringent quality standards. Since using SpanSet round slings, the service life has more than doubled. Safety is always our top priority, and the round slings always deliver, even under extreme conditions. When SpanSet was commissioned with the task of increasing the service life of round slings a few years back, we took the idea and made it a success – inspection, repairs and 24-hour service included.“

You can master any challenge with the SpanSet range of heavy-duty round slings. One single Magnum-X sling can lift up to 450 t in a straight pull – enough for even the heaviest loads. The secret lies in the „core“: A hard-wearing and heat-stabilised yarn is wound endlessly. This makes the finished round sling so flexible that it can easily adjust to the contours of any load. The Magnum-X smart is part of same product series. The heavy-duty round sling with a replaceable sleeve hose shows the user instantly if there is damage to the sleeve – a major advantage in terms of safety and operating efficiency. Standard RFID transponders, load capacity information woven into the fabric, protected quality labels and a range of protective sleeves make our premium heavy-duty round slings the perfect lifting gear, even under the most difficult conditions.

 

Noticeable increase the efficiency of your work with our heavy-duty round slings, even for the heaviest loads.

 

SpanSet – Certified Safety

 
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02.2 HEAVY-DUTY
ROUND SLINGS

Magnum-X 10,0 - 450,0 t

Download: Magnum-X brochure

For more information, please visit us on the internet at www.spanset.de. In the „Catalogue“ section you will find the PDF version of our Magnum-X brochure for downloading.

Movie: Magnum-X in operation

The procedure of lifting the monopiles in the port of Roermond was also captured in moving images. Simply scan the QR code and watch how the Magnum-X easily moves several hundred tons of weight.

 
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02.2 HEAVY-DUTY
ROUND SLINGS

Magnum-X 10,0 - 450,0 t

  • Tear-resistant sewn label with additional protective cover

  • Fitted with an RFID chip to store the product data

  • Extremely robust and compact round sling

  • Signal-coloured patch with superior woven load capacity indication

Magnum-X sets benchmark in convenience, safety and durability – all with a load capacity of up to 450 t. A core made of high-performance polyester and the compact sleeve hose make the Magnum-X sling up to 50% slimmer than comparable heavy-duty round slings, while maintaining the same load capacity. Even in small crane hooks and in attachment points the round sling is not compressed and exhibits high longitudinal and transverse rigidity. The reduced creasing of the sleeve hose in the crane hook and on the load markedly improves the wear performance. A signal-coloured patch with inter woven load capacity indication also ensure that the sling is easy to recognise even at a distance and when heavily soiled. The label, which is additionally protected with a transparent cover, is tear-resistant. An RFID transponder that enables storage of the product data is integrated in the label and facilitates e.g. regular inspections

Up to 125 t without a side seam

Magnum-X is available with load capacities ranging from 10 t to 40 t