FACTORY

Optics give safer lifts

* Optical fibres more commonly associated with communications networks are being used instead of chain or wire rope in very heavy-duty lifting applications involving thousands of tonnes.

The Twin-Path slings are ultra-light, making them quick and easy to handle. Extra safety comes from an early warning of damage when the outer protection wears showing an inner red sleeve. And a tell-tale indicator near the lifting end disappears if the lift is overloaded. Other benefits include almost no bouncing effect during lifting.

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* Delta disposable masks, to protect workers on long jobs or during strenuous activity, have a patented valve that keeps the mask cool.

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