Quality Control & Construction
The Fiber strands are the internal strength of each K-Link Sling !
A-Grade Polyester Fiber strand is put
up and constructed to our specification and shipped
to us from our vendor. Each order of fiber from our vendor must be accompanied with
documentation of 6 random break test from each bulk carton that is shipped to us and must
have a minimum breaking result that we have specified for us to accept each shipment.
The new fiber comes into our facility
and goes through our quality control procedures.
We examine all paper work of testing produced by our vendor to make sure no break test
is below our standards that we have set forth to them. All fiber put up in rolls are then
examined for any damage. We then make 6 K-Link Slings, model KL1 by 5 feet long,
random from different rolls of the new fiber. We break test each sling to destruction to
make sure that there is at least break tests above 20,000 lbs. before we will manufacture
any new slings for sale, from the new batch of fiber shipped to us.
Quality Control is our #1 concern !
A certain amount of winding of fiber strands are wound for the KL1 model K-Link Sling.
The counting of the winding is done electronically and then taken off the machine and counted
by hand to make sure there is the correct amount of fiber for that model sling. The finished
fiber chain sling is then taken over to the break test machine and the sling is broken to destruction.
This KL1-5 model K-Link sling, 1 of 6 above, broke
just above 20,000 lbs.
Our load cells and indicators are calibrated each year
by a certified independent testing laboratory to make
sure our testing equipment is always reading correctly
When all quality control testing has
been completed, and
passed, then and only then will we produce our K-Link
slings for sale.
Constructing with 100% A Grade materials !
Our tubular webbing is made
to our specifications of polyester and weave tightly to hold up
to abrasion as compared to a loose weave like our competitors.
The webbing is cut to length and sealed at each end using a hot knife so the fiber weaving does not unravel.
Capacity Load tag is sewn on
the first link's webbing, showing you the ( W.L.L. ) Working Load Limit in
for each of the hitches shown; Vertical Pull - Choke Hitch - Vertical Basket Hitch. The tag also tells you the length
of each sling, the model, type of internal fiber used, a brief warning, our company name and we can also put a serial
number for each sling if you wish. Each completed K-Link Sling comes with a complete Safety Warning pamphlet
for you to read before using our slings.
The tubular webbing is then
fold around the internal fiber strands to make a double layer protective covering,
with high industrial tensile strength polyester thread to keep the webbing securely around the internal polyester fibers.
The polyester tubular webbing acts as a protective covering only and has no bearing of the strength of the Slings.
Bringing it all together
KL1 K-Link Sling being tested at just above the Work Load Limit ( W.L.L. ) of 4, 000 Lbs.
|The only flexible fiber chain sling in the World
Made with Pride in the U.S.A.