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Snap Hook vs. Carabiner: Which Quick-Release Shackles Do I Need?

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Home [post_category] [page_title] Snap Shackle vs. Carabiner: Which Quick Release Shackles Do I Need? Snap shackles and carabiners (also called carbine hooks) are both popular quick release shackles for the industrial sector. They share the same basic purpose of providing a quick and reliable point…

How to Create Ideal Tension in Shading Systems

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Home [post_category] [page_title] Tensioning Shade Systems Properly tensioning a shading system can be complicated, but it doesn’t need to be impossible. Getting it right is critical to the stability and durability of the structure. Too little tension, and the structure risks damage from wind or…

Why Use Marine-Grade Materials For Entertainment Rigging?

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Home [post_category] [page_title] WHY USE MARINE GRADE MATERIALS FOR ENTERTAINMENT RIGGING? The two main types of entertainment rigging, theatrical and arena rigging, both benefit from marine grade hardware. Both use similar bits of hardware, but they differ in the conditions under which the equipment must…

Solid Bearing vs Ball Bearing Pulley Blocks

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Solid Bearing vs Ball Bearing Pulleys Load type is a major consideration that can determine which style pulley (also referred to as a block) to use in your pulley system. Static loads are stationary, applying a constant load to the same area of the bearing.…

Rope Stoppers and Parrel Beads

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Home [post_category] [page_title] Rope Stoppers and Parrel Beads  A parrel is a loop, typically made of rope or wire, that can be wrapped around an object to help it be hoisted, lowered, or moved. To avoid chafing, friction, and excess wear, the parrels are sometimes…

All About Rope Construction

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Home [post_category] [page_title] All About Rope Construction Rope seems so simple, yet the construction and fibers used can have a huge impact. Understanding the characteristics of different fibers is key to choosing the right product for your individual application. Let’s start by identifying three types…

Sister Clips, Brummell Hooks, and Inglefield Clips

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Home [post_category] [page_title] Sister Clips, Brummel Hooks, and Inglefield Clips WHAT ARE THEY, AND WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE? Ask three people what they call this piece of hardware, and you might get three different answers. The truth is the terms sister clip, Brummel hook, and Inglefield…

Stainless Steel Rigging Thimbles

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Stainless Steel Rigging Thimbles Rigging thimbles are entirely different than the sewing thimbles you might be familiar with, and they serve an entirely different purpose. This type of thimble is available in several materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, bronze, and strong plastics like acetal.…

How Pulleys Changed the World

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Home [post_category] [page_title] HOW PULLEYS CHANGED THE WORLD While the exact origins of the pulley system are not known, it is believed that by 1500 BC some of the first pulley systems were being utilized for hoisting water in Mesopotamia. Although modern technology and pulley…

Braided rope – what is it?

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Home [post_category] [page_title] Braided rope – what is it?  The construction method of any rope, braided or twisted, can tell us a lot about its performance and utility. The rope’s shape, strength, and general characteristics can all be impacted by the construction of the rope. …