To meet growing demands, the start of 2012 marked the opening of Mid-America’s new Synthetics Center. The fully operational division is dedicated to the design, manufacturing, research and testing of nylon and polyester web slings, synthetic ropes and polyester and high-performance roundslings.
Mid-America is dedicated to providing you the highest-quality synthetic slings available. Synthetic slings have become increasingly popular in large part due to their ease of handling and light weight, given their incredible strength. The light weight of synthetic slings requires minimal effort when making adjustments, transporting and storing your rigging gear. Under heavy load, synthetic slings will absorb shock and return to their original shape after release. Nylon slings stretch about 6-8% at working load while polyester stretches approximately 3% at working load. This combination of stretch and strength is beneficial for repeated lifting situations and tie-downs.
We’re proud of our products, and the quality of every component is a reflection of that. That is why we are giving you the FIRST® Sling ID – the high-performance sling identification that is simply unequaled. The best part: it comes standard on EVERY nylon and polyester flat web sling we make.
- Top grade construction, heavy-duty 9800 lb webbing only, made in USA
- Most durable & professional sling identification available, fully customizable
- Superior quality – exceeding WSTDA and ASME B30.9 standards
Types of Flat Web Slings
Triangle Choker (TC)
Designed for use in choker, basket or vertical hitch. Available in forged Aluminum Alloy (TCA) or flame cut Alloy Steel (TCS)
Triangle Triangle (TT)
Application is limited to basket or vertical hitch only. Triangle fittings cannot be used in choke hitch since they will not pass through one another. Available in forged Aluminum Alloy (TTA) or flame cut Alloy Steel (TTS)
Eye & Eye Flat (EEF)
The eye is formed by folding the webbing back and sewing it flat against the sling body. Available in single or multiple thickness. Can be used in any hitch.
Eye & Eye Twist (EET)
The eye is formed by turning the fabric 180° before sewing to form an eye which lays 90° to the sling body. It gives a superior choker hitch and allows for a better fit on a crane hook in a basket hitch.
Material is overlapped and sewn to form an endless grommet. The most versatile of all slings. It can be used in any hitch. It is the easiest to use and lasts longer because there are no eyes to determine wearing points.
Reverse Eye Twist
Reversed Eye “RE” (return eye) slings are formed by using multiple widths of webbing held edge to edge. A wear pad is attached on both sides of the web sling body, and on both sides of the loop, eyes to form a loop eye at each end, which is at a right angle to the plane of the web sling body.