Web Sling Types

Type 1: Choker Hardware


Hardware end fittings can be helpful to prolong sling life by protecting the webbing from abrasion on rough crane hooks. Some riggers find it easier and quicker to use hardware as opposed to a fabric eye. If the webbing in the sling becomes damaged, often the hardware can be reused, lowering sling replacement costs.

Steel hardware is ideal when the application involves alkali, caustic environments and salt water. Aluminum hardware can be severely degraded in such environments. Steel is also best when higher capacities are needed. Aluminum is only rated for 1 ply slings. See our capacity chart listed below.

Type 1: Choker Hardware “CH” sling made with a triangle fitting on one end and a slotted triangle choker fitting on the other end. The CH configuration provides the most efficient and effective method of choke hitching of all sling types and configurations. This sling type can also be used in a vertical and basket hitch. Fittings can be of aluminum or alloy steel.

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Type 2: Basket Hardware


Type 2: Basket Hardware “BH” slings are made with a triangle fitting on both ends. The BH configuration can be used in the vertical or basket hitch only and cannot be used in a choker hitch. Fitting can be of aluminum or alloy steel.
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Type 3 & 4 – Eye & Eye Web Slings


Type 3 & 4 – Eye & Eye Web Slings (EE-Type III/TE-Type IV)
Eye & Eye “EE” Web slings are made with a loop, or eye, on each end of the body. Eyes vary depending on the application but may be ordered as follows:

Type III:

“EE” Web sling made with a flat loop eye on each end with loop eye opening on same plane as the sling body. This type of sling is sometimes called: flat eye & eye; eye & eye or double eye sling. Versatile and flexible, this sling can be used in all three hitches (vertical, basket and choker).

Type IV:

“TE” Web sling made with a loop eye on each end that is a at a right angle to the plane of the sling body. This type of sling is commonly referred to as a “twisted eye” sling. This sling is suitable for all hitches, but is recommended particularly for choker hitch application.

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Type 5 – Endless Web Slings (EN-Type V)

“EN” Web slings are a continuous loop formed by joining ends of the webbing together with a load-bearing splice. They are extremely versatile as the design allows for rotation of bearing points, avoiding one constant bearing point and thereby increasing useful life. They are suitable for use with all three hitches: vertical, basket and choker.


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Type 6 – Reversed Eye Web Slings (RE-Type VI)

Reversed Eye “RE” (return eye) slings are formed by using multiple widths of webbing held edge to edge. A wear pad is attached on both sides of the web sling body, and on both sides of the loop eyes to form a loop eye at each end, which is at a right angle to the plane of the web sling body. The Reversed Eye sling can be used with all three hitch types (vertical, basket, choker), but is particularly well suited to the choker hitch due to the “twisted eye.”


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Cargo Integral Eye & Cargo Bridal Eye Slings


Wide Body Sling: Cargo Integral Eye (CIE):

The Cargo Integral Eye is for applications where a wide sling is needed for load stability or for protection of soft surfaces. Spreads the load over a greater area…

Wide Body Sling: Cargo Bridal Eye (CBE)

The Cargo Bridle Eye has the same purpose as the CIE but is a lighter duty version. Eyes are a smaller width so they are more compatible with smaller hooks.

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Bridle/Multi-Leg Web Slings


Sample Part Number for a Double Leg, Oblong Link, Sling Hook, and an Eye & Eye sling with a maximum capacity of 5540 lbs at a 60° and 4’ legs:
• Sling configuration: DOS Leg Type Code: EE291 Sling Length bearing point to bearing point: 4’
• Final Part number: DOS-EE291x04’


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Nylon & Polyester Slings



Load Protection:
Will not mar, deface, or scratch the most highly polished metal surface and is equally gentle to non-metallic loads.

Tensile strength is outstanding.

Lightweight and extremely flexible; they are easily and quickly handled and adjusted to the load.

Varied Sling Widths:
With widths from 1” to 24” (or even wider) there is a synthetic sling to accommodate every lifting application.

Adjusts to load contour and holds it with a tight, slip resistant grip. Non-sparking.

Long Life:
Unaffected by mildew, rot, or bacteria, and have excellent abrasion resistance. All Liftex® slings, whether in nylon or polyester, are treated to repel moisture and dirt, and to reduce the affects of abrasion.

Low initial cost plus long service life.

Indication Core:
Most flat web slings have RED indicator core yarns to help assist in determining sling wear or damage. If these red core yarns are visible the slings should be removed from service immediately.

(WARNING: A sling may still need to be removed from service immediately even if the red core yarns are not visible. In some applications slings may become very dirty making the red yarns not as visible. Also even if the red core yarns are not visible there could still be damage in other areas of the sling. All slings should be carefully inspected before every use.)

Nylon & Polyester Performance Characteristics

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Note: Before ordering slings that are going to be used in a chemically active environment, contact Liftex® Customer Service, to recommend the right sling for the application.

Web Sling Eye Treatments


The eye of a web sling is subject to wear and tear on every lift. Sling life can be extended by:

A) selecting the most appropriate style of eye;
B) adding additional protective layers to the eye area;
C) tapering wider widths to better “fit and sit” on the hook.

Flat Untapered:
Standard on 1″ & 2″ web slings
Available in a lined bearing point, fully lined eye, wrapped bearing point, or fully wrapped eye

Flat Tapered:
Standard on 3″ slings and wider
Available on 2″ slings
Available in a lined bearing point, fully lined eye, wrapped bearing point, or fully wrapped eye

Twisted Untapered:
Available upon request
Available in a lined bearing point, fully lined eye, wrapped bearing point, or fully wrapped eye

Twisted Tapered:
Available upon request
Available in a lined bearing point, fully lined eye, wrapped bearing point, or fully wrapped eye