1.Never drag a rope. This hurts
the outer fibers and leads to the eventual deterioration of the
rope's overall strength.
2.Avoid kinking. This strains the rope and overstresses the
3.Splice, don't knot. When the job requires joining lengths of ropes,
they should be spliced, not knotted. A properly done splice
will hold up 100% of the strength of
the rope, but a knot only half.
4.Dry out rope after use to prevent
5.Don't allow rope to freeze.
6.Store away from heat, moisture,
chemicals, rodents, and sunlight.
7.Clean rope before storage.
1.Use sheaves and drums of suitable
size and design.
2.Lubricate properly, and according
3.Don't exceed the rated capacity
of wire rope.
4.Be sure to use the correct
lay (twist) for the application.
1.Take up slack slowly and make
sure every link seats correctly.
2.Never force a hook over a chain
3.Chain shackles are to be used
for shortening and/or splicing chains together.
4.Using bolts as makeshift links
or fasteners is prohibited.
1._Make sure your hoist anchor point is rated
and adequate for the job.
CHAIN/WIRE ROPE MOTORS
2._Always inspect the hoist for defects before
each use. Check the full
length of the chain for worn, gouged, twisted and distorted links,
proper lubrication and foreign material.
3._Check the full length of the wire rope for
broken strands, abrasions, kinks, and corrosion.
4._Do not operate hoist with twisted, kinked,
or damaged chain or rope.
5._Check the limit switch settings prior to
loading. Operate the hoist in the up and down position to determine
if the limit switches are set correctly.
6._Make a load test by lifting and lowering
a load slightly. Check for
unusual sounds and make sure the hoist is operating smoothly and
that the brakes hold without slipping.
7._Do not lift more than the rated load.
8._Always center the hoist over the load. Be
sure the hoist and load chain are in a straight line.
stand completely clear of the load when operating a hoist.