Wire Rope Sling Users Manual (3rd Edition)

Wire Rope Technical Board

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The Wire Rope Sling User’s Manual Third Edition is published by the Wire Rope Technical Board and is the culmination of a joint effort between the domestic wire rope manufacturers and members of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators. This 174 page manual discusses established criteria for most types of wire rope slings. Mechanical and hand spliced methods are described in detail as well as methods of determining rated capacities for single leg, multi-leg, braided and various grommet type slings. Extensive rated capacity tables are included for these slings. Guidelines for proper rigging and detailed socketing procedures are also found in this manual. Select order form for a printable version of the form. 

The Wire Rope Sling User's Manual, published by the Wire Rope Technical Board (WRTB), is the joint effort between the domestic wire rope manufacturers and members of the Associated Wire Rope Fabricators (AWRF). This manual discusses established criteria for most types of wire rope slings.  Mechanical and hand spliced methods are described in detail as well as methods of determining rated capacities for single leg, multi-leg, braided and various grommet type slings.

This manual includes extensive rated capacity tables, useful guidelines for the proper storage of wire rope and sling inspection criteria. Also included are wire rope strength and weight tables for fiber core and IWRC 6-Strand ropes as well as detailed socketing procedures.

  • 152 pages
  • 8.5" x 11", softbound



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