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Decreased Capacity of sling Due to Effects of Sling Angles

    Angle       Degrees    Angle Factor      Angle     Degrees     Angle Factor
    0 1.0000     40 .7660
    5 .9962     45 .7071
   10 .9848     50 .6428
   15 .9659     55 .5736
   20 .9397     60 .5000
   25 .9063     65 .4226
   30 .8660     70 .3420
   35 .8192     75 .2588

Sling capacity decreases as the angle increases.
A sling capable of lifting 1,000 lbs. in a 0 degree vertical basket hitch, can only lift 866 lbs. in a 30 degree angle,
707 lbs. at a 45 degree angle, and 500 lbs. at a 60 degree angle.

When a sling or combination of slings are used to lift a load and the sling angle created is other than vertical,the sling capacity is reduced.

This reduced capacity can be computed by calculating the angle between the vertical and the slings legs, and applying this angle to the angle factor chart above.

For example:
K-Link slings having a rated capacity in a vertical basket hitch of 8,000 lbs. If the sling is to be used with a 30 degree angle between the vertical and the sling legs, select the 30 degree angle factor from the angle factor table above.

The factor is then multiplied by the current rated capacity of the sling,
(.8660 x 8,000 lbs. = 6,928 lbs. ) to obtain the reduced capacity of the sling to 6,928 lbs.

Chemical Information Chart

Acids  Alcohols  Aldehydes 

Strong
Alkalis

Bleaching
Agents  
Dry
Cleaning 
Solvents
Ethers  Halo-
generated
Hydro-
carbons
Hydro-
Carbons 
Oils
Crude
Oils
Lubri-
cating 
Soap &
Deter-
gents   
Katones  Water & 
Sea Water 
Weak
Alka-
lis
Polyester * OK NO ** OK OK NO OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK
Nylon NO OK OK OK NO OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK


*Disintegrated By Concentrated Sulfuric Acid.       **Degraded By Strong Alkalis at Elevated Temperatures.

K-Link Slings are made completely of Polyester Fibers


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