Mar 24, 2011


400 tons on the hook

Gleistein Ropes produces the world’s biggest lifting slings

UPDRAFT LS lifting slings made of Dyneema® deliver the strength of heavy steal wire ropes at just a seventh of their weight. The flagship rope of the standard range already handles working loads of 100 tons with ease. With a new special series, Gleistein goes all out to smash all previous benchmarks: rope diameters of up to 176mm will now enable safe working loads of 400 tons, with a 7x safety factor. These mega-slings are required for deployment during the installation of prefabricated offshore wind park plants. And just like their "little" sister slings, they now also boast LA-3 certification from Germanischer Lloyd (GL).