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Gripper Mesh Slings

Cambridge’s metal mesh GRIPPER® Slings offer many advantages over other types of slings, especially if the load being handled is abrasive or sharp-edged, unstable, hot or corrosive, or needs delicate handling to reduce load damage.

The GRIPPER Sling’s most important quality is its durability. The steel fabric used in GRIPPER Slings is of low carbon content. The low carbon content prevents the wire from becoming hard and brittle during welding of the spiral to the cross rod. This fabric offers excellent resistance to abrasive loads and as a result offers unsurpassed longevity.

In addition, handles are laser-cut from hot rolled annealed steel plate. This is a very strong and tough steel with excellent resistance to shock loading. Custom handles are also easily fabricated. The handles are joined to the metal mesh fabric with stainless steel connector spirals. Using stainless steel connector spirals reduces the likelihood of failure at this point and assures complete flexibility between the handle and the metal mesh fabric.

Features of Gripper Mesh Slings


The GRIPPER Sling’s all steel metal mesh construction tolerates even the most abrasive loads without fear of sling failure. In addition, its environmental tolerance permits use at temperatures up to 550 degrees F. Other alloys are available for greater strength and resistance to chemical environments.


Proof tested at 200 percent of its rated work load, every GRIPPER Sling’s wide bearing surface improves load balance and gripping power. And since it won’t kink or tangle in use like wire rope or chain, loads won’t shift or slip. Its woven spiral construction eliminates the danger of sudden failure that can occur with a rotting core in a synthetic sling or a weak link in a chain sling. All GRIPPER products are manufactured in accordance with OSHA and ANSI B-30.9 requirements.


The GRIPPER Sling’s interwoven, smooth spiral wires offer complete flexibility. The sling conforms to the contours of its load, eliminating the dangers of gouging, marring, crushing or cutting, so common with wire rope or chain slings.

Saves Time

Easy to rig in either a choke or basket hitch, the GRIPPER Sling greatly reduces rigging and unhitching time, and often eliminates the need for two-legged slings or spreader bars.

Cost Effective

The GRIPPER Sling’s ability to outlast wire rope and synthetic slings will cut your costs in the long run, while reducing costs associated with damaged loads. Finally, GRIPPER Slings can be repaired or restored at a fraction of the cost of a new sling.


The GRIPPER Sling is ideal for handling all types of products, such as a coiled strip, thin walled tubing, polished shafting, hot rolled flat bar stock, round bar stock, sheet steel, lumber, paper machine rolls, precast hollow core concrete beams, pre-stressed concrete, structural beams, cold drawn flats, irregularly shaped objects, and loads subjected to hot or corrosive environments.

G-35 Heavy Duty Mesh Rated Capacities in Lbs.
Nominal Width of Sling (In.) Choker Vertical Basket 60 Degree Horizontal 45 Degree Horizontal 30 Degree Horizontal
2" 1,600 3,200 2,700 2,000 1,600
3" 3,000 6,000 5,100 3,800 2,800
4" 4,400 8,800 7,480 5,600 4,400
6" 6,600 13,200 11,225 8,400 6,600
8" 8,800 17,600 15,000 11,250 8,800
10" 11,000 22,000 18,700 14,000 11,000
12" 13,200 26,400 22,440 16,800 13,200
14" 15,400 30,800 26,180 19,600 15,400
16" 17,600 35,200 29,920 22,400 17,600
18" 19,800 39,600 33,660 25,200 19,800
20" 22,000 44,000 37,400 28,000 22,000