Cable and wire rope, also called wire cable, is an assembly of wire strands. It is used for pulling, lifting, rigging, hoisting, and in motion-control applications. A combination of characteristics including material, finish, construction, diameter, length, and breaking strength give each cable its performance ability.
Chains are connected links or rings in various shapes and lengths, usually made of metal or plastic, for fastening a wide variety of items or pulling loads.
Chain and rope fittings include clips, shackles, hooks, links, and swivels among others for preventing tangling, guiding, and clamping ropes and chains.
Trolleys are manual or motor-driven wheeled devices used for pulling or lifting items with rope, cable, or chain. They consist of a set of wheels that clamp or fasten to a beam or track which it slides across while pulling or moving a load. They have a hook, bar, or other type of attachment for pulling or lifting the attached load that hangs below it.
Fibrous rope is an assembly of natural or synthetic fiber strands, for a variety of applications such as knot tying, pulling, or lifting. A combination of characteristics including material, construction, diameter, length, and breaking strength give each rope its performance ability.
Hoist rings are mounted to surfaces such a ceilings or beams, like an eye bolt, but pivot and swivel to minimize stresses while lifting or pulling using chain, rope, or cables.
Hoists and accessories include power and manual hoists, bolt kits, clips, carrying pouches, and other accessories to use with pulling and lifting devices.
Lifting clamps are used for pulling and lifting plates, beams, or other items. They have fastening hardware (such as a hook or bolt) for connecting to surfaces, cable, wire, or rope attached to the clamp that does the pulling or lifting of an object.
Load binders are devices with two hooks, eyes or other ends for balancing two loads while pulling or lifting.
Pullers include a number of types of special-application pulling and lifting devices, such as clips, shackles, hooks, and clamps for moving loads, pulling bearings, and manipulating specific parts, such as in automobile steering columns and windshield wipers.
Pulling and lifting blocks, also known as pulley blocks, are wheels or rollers with one or more grooves for holding and guiding rope, cable, or chain. They have hardware for suspending the assembly, such as a hook, eye, bolt, or mounting bracket and pulling or lifting items.
Pulling and lifting sheaves, often called pulleys, are wheels or rollers with one or more grooves for holding and guiding rope, belts, cable, or chain. They can be used as part of pulley systems for lifting objects, which can minimize wear on the rope or cable and reduce the amount of force needed for lifting. The term pulley and sheave are often used interchangeably, although technically the sheave is the grooved wheel inside a pulley, and the pulley is the entire mechanism.
Slings are supportive loops made from fabric, chain, rope, or mesh used for hoisting or pulling objects.
Winches are devices used for hoisting, pulling, and lifting items with rope, cable, or chain. They can be hand-powered or motor-driven, and consist of a cylinder on which the cable turns and a handle or electronic switch, for winding up or releasing the cable used for pulling or lifting an item.