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What Is a Tree Support System

Trees can be a beautiful addition to your yard if cared for properly, or a huge hassle if you don’t do things the right way. For example, some trees need a support system to keep them standing tall. Read on to learn more about tree support systems an…

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On-Site Product Training Seminars

At Florida Wire & Rigging, we understand that your job is inherently dangerous, whether you work with rigging supplies on a construction site, in a warehouse, in a theater, or at an adventure park. Proper rigging equipment can help minimize your …

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Working Load Limit vs. Breaking Strength

When it comes to rigging like ratchet straps, winch straps, and just about any other type of strap in the industry, working load limit (WLL)  and breaking strength are commonly used measuring metrics.

Every piece of load-bearing wire or riggi…

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What is Shock Load?

There are a lot of technical terms in the rigging field (ex. Newtons, force, shock, impulse, load) that can be confusing to those without a working knowledge of physics or mechanics. And it is extremely critical to understand rigging terminology for …

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6 Benefits of Polyester Slings

When it comes to tasks like hoisting, towing, and lifting, slings are incredibly important. Their primary function is securing an object while being attached to a lifting or pulling system. Depending on the job, you will need many different types of …

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Self Retracting Lifelines

Construction jobsites are dangerous places, especially for workers standing on the edge of a building or scaffolding. Workers often use lanyard systems to prevent falls, but these often restrict their range of motion to a few feet and can get in thei…

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What is Theatrical Rigging?

The magic of the theater is in large part due to an efficient rigging setup. The spellbinding lighting, the classic curtains, scene-setting backdrops, and spectacular stunts are all made possible by the right structural system. A production’s effec…

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Bubba Rope® for Recovery

It’s never fun to get stuck in the mud, sand, or snow, but it doesn’t have to be an inconvenience. The Bubba Rope® is a professional snatch rope that comes in multiple sizes, including strength capacities and lengths. Each rope is coated with a …

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What is a Proof Load Test for Lifting and Rigging?

A proof load test is performed on different lifting and rigging components to ensure they can withstand the design load without failure or unacceptable deformation (yielding). To perform a proof load test, force is applied for a specific time, rangin…

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Slings, Chains, and Webbing: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to heavy lifting or load securement, one thing’s for sure- you need the correct equipment to minimize risk when working in potentially dangerous conditions. Understanding the differences between products can be incredibly overwhelming…

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