DICA has changed the brand name for its acquired Linton Rigging Gear line of products to “LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors.” LiftGuard joined the DICA family of engineered products following the company’s acquisition of Linton Rigging Gear earlier this year.
LiftGuard Sling Protectors prevent damage to slings caused by contact with abrasive edges, corners, or protrusions from loads being lifted. They also keep the sling away from other significant contact points during lifting operations. Medium Duty, Heavy Duty and Coil Edge protectors have magnets installed to make the placement of these edge protectors simple, safe and efficient.
“We made the name change to highlight the phenomenal dual sling and load protection benefit LiftGuard provides,” said Kris Koberg, CEO of DICA. “All slings, especially synthetic web and round slings can be damaged during lifting, and loads are susceptible to damage from chain and wire rope slings if they are not properly protected. Edge protection with sling use is critical in preventing sling failure and is an OSHA requirement and ASME standard.” (OHSA 29 CFR 1910.184(c)(9) and ANSI B30.9)
LiftGuard Magnetic Sling Protectors are available in Medium Duty and Heavy Duty models. Specialty Grooved units designed for I-beams and Coil units for lifting steel coils are also available.