Holland-based Safe Lifting Europe has become the first rental company in the world to stock the new Green Pin Power Sling Shackle range, available in capacities from 125t to 1,250t.
The product, manufactured with maritime, energy and other heavy lift applications in mind, boasts a number of standout features, including eight lifting points that add versatility and convenience for rigging professionals. Currently Safe Lifting is the only supplier to offer the product, underscored by the tagline, ‘Power to the Wire’, on a rental basis.
Mark Heick, marketing manager at Safe Lifting, said: “It’s important that we continue to respond to the market and stock product that meets its requirements. If it takes being the first rental firm in the world to stock a new innovation, we’re prepared to take that step. Moreover, we have complete confidence in the Green Pin manufacturing process; the training and education we’ve been given on the new shackle suggest it will be a popular addition to our range.”
Other notable features of the product, launched only last year, include a 10% wider crown and optimal D/d ratio (the diameter around the object upon which the sling is bent divided by the overall diameter of the sling being used). The manufacturer said this increases bending efficiency of wire rope up to 85% and, when making a sling, customers can save up to 20% on wire costs. Additionally, each shackle has been proof tested to twice its working load limit (WLL) and has passed 40,000 test bed cycles.
Anja van Beest, export manager at manufacturer Van Beest B.V., said: “Buyers love the cost savings on the wire ropes, and installers praise the unique handling points that make their work so much easier and safer. We receive requests for information about the product nearly every day. It is unique; no other shackle for heavy lifting presents the additional safety features the Green Pin Power Sling Shackles offers.”