Surprise, AZ (PressExposure) July 17, 2011 -- C-Mack Supply Co., the one-stop-shop for all rigging and lifting hardware has expanded its information base and added new information about rope hardware ([http://cmacksupply.com/rope-hardware/]).
Chains, swivels, double clevis links, master links, snap hooks, quick links, chain repair links, cold shuts, wire rope clips, fist grip clips, aluminum sleeves and wire rope thimbles can all be considered rope hardware. All of these devices are used for various lifting and rigging needs.
Rope hardware is used for many different applications. Those who work in the construction, seafaring, explorations, sports and communications industries may need all these devices. Everything that is used with ropes and chains can be considered rope hardware.
Knowing what device to use at a given situation is important. A lot of these devices are available in different sizes and materials for specific applications. For safety reasons, people who are lifting or rigging should know which devices are appropriate for given situations. Wire rope clips, thimbles, fist grip clips and aluminum sleeves are only used on wire rope. Other mechanical devices like turnbuckles, shackles and eye bolts are usually used with rope too.
These different metal devices may have different types for different applications. Chain repair links and cold shuts should be temporary fixes and should never be seen as a solution to broken chains. A change in the consistency of the chain can make it a lot weaker than it should be. As a rule of thumb, if you don't know what you are doing... don't do it!
C-Mack Supply Co. (http://cmacksupply.com/) is happy to introduce this information to people who are looking for the right device to use for rigging and lifting. The website is a one-stop-shop for lifting and rigging hardware, but it also provides a brief introduction to the different devices that fall under this category. The website will continue to add information to make sure that one gets the right hardware for a particular task.