In Wire Rope Exchange’s November/December 2018 issue, the article, “The 6 Most Common Problems Found During A Rigging Gear Inspection” by Mike Close talks about multiple ways that rigging inspections can shut down or delay production time for companies. The problems range from broken hardware, damaged slings, to broken wires, but the #1 most common problem with rigging equipment is missing or illegible identification tags. OSHA requires tags to show manufacturer information, work load limits (WLL), and the lifting capacities for different sling hitches and angels. For other certain types of rigging, even more tag requirements may be needed.
Once a tag is illegible or removed, the sling is no longer able to be used and must be removed from service. National Band & Tag provides heavy duty aluminum and stainless-steel tags for both wire ropes and chain slings. Our tags are stamped into the material, so they stand up longer in the grease, dirt, and abusive environment than non-metal tags.
If you are a wire rope or chain sling manufacturer receiving too many complaints about your company’s tags falling off or becoming illegible, give us a call for a free quote on custom stamped wire rope tags and chain sling tags.