Small polyester round slings can easily lift 6000tons of reinforced concrete ‘Big Mac’

The world-famous super-engineering Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge is opening to traffic. The construction of the bridge has created the world’s longest:the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge; the world’s largest engineering and most technically challenging artificial island; the world’s longest and deepest sinking pipe tunnel.

The final joint of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge Cross-Harbour Tunnel is to lift a 6000tons reinforced concrete “Big Mac” joint, then install to the same leght of space at depth of 28 meters in the sea, stuck in like a wedge, just like ‘thread a needle in the sea’.   In this project, the high-strength polyester round slings made a great important role in lifting reinforced concrete.  

lifting 6000T big mac

Hight strength polyester round slings are comparable to steel wire rope, but lighter than steel wire rope. Due to the superior properties such as light weight, softness, no damage to the object, safety and non-conductivity, corrosion resistance, and high cost performance. Based on the characteristics of above. In the docking work, there are four round slings with each loading capacity 900tons, and consist of more than 130,000 high-strengh fiber filaments. Each about 120meters length and 40cm in diameter. Under the lifting of the crane, the “Big Mac” connector was smoothly placed in the designated position, that means the main project of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will soon be completed.

lifting slings

So, what is the polyester round sling? Why is there such a power? Let’s talk about the mystery!

Polyester round sling is made of hihg strength polyester industrial yarn, inner fiber core forms circular shape in endless rounding,  and outer covered with sleeve of polyester.  Usually round sling choose polyester yarn with  1100dtex-6600dtex. The biggest characteristic of this type of product is high breaking strength and relatively small elongation at break.

The advantage of polyester round sling:

  • Light weight, easy to use, low elongation.
  • Lifting smoothly and security.
  • Soft surface, no damage the loaded objects.
  • High strength/weigth ratio, vavious loading methods.
  • Unique label &color make the slings easy to identity.
  • Non-conducting, no risk of electric shock.
  • High flexiblity and adaptability to make angles.
  • High corrosion resistance and wear abrasion resistance.
  • Anti-oxidation and anti-ultraviolet, not easy to ageing and embrittlement.
  • Working tempereature range is -40°C~100°C.

With such excellent performance and low cost,polyester round slings are widely used in many fields such as industry, agriculture, fishery, construction, ocean, and public railways.