Protecting synthetic slings from load edges is paramount. The very best are Slingmax® Sling Protectors, and there are a few models to choose from dependent on your application. They are easy to install, cost effective, and can be made to fit any sling size or model.
The CornerMax® Sleeve is the ideal solution to protect synthetic slings from cutting when it is not practical to use a CornerMax® Pad. This can be due to the geometry of the load edge not allowing space for a pad or repetitive uses, such as unloading steel coils. The extreme cut resistance of the sleeve is attributed to its proprietary weave design and is unmatched in the rigging industry with a cut protection rating of 25,000 pounds (4464kg per cm) per inch of sling width. The CornerMax® Sleeve is made with high-tech fiber and is laboratory tested for cut resistance. In some applications, the CornerMax® Sleeve may be attached to the sling to prevent sliding of the pad between lifts. The true benefits of the revolutionary material far outweigh the costs and now provide for the use of synthetic slings in applications previously dominated by heavy chain, mesh, and wire rope slings.
CornerMax® Pads are one of the engineered cut protection options developed by Slingmax® Rigging Solutions. The CornerMax® Pad is designed to be used on loads that have a 90 degree straight edge. The pad creates a “tunnel” of cut protection known as the “no-touch zone”. The edge of the load does not come in contact with the pad or sling, thus protecting the sling. Note that the sides of the load must completely support the pads in order to create and maintain the “tunnel”. CornerMax® Pads have a rated working load limit of 25,000 pounds per inch (4464kg per cm) of sling width.