If your job requires the lifting and transporting of extremely heavy loads that cannot be moved manually, slings and hoists get the job done. There are four main types of web slings or lifting straps: Wire rope, chain, mesh and synthetic. Wire rope is commonly used in construction because it handles bulky loads under rugged conditions. Chain slings combine strength with durability and are best for use when temperatures are high. Mesh slings are typically used in machine shops and warehouses because of their wide load bearing surface which helps balance the load better. Synthetic slings are lightweight and flexible and are used when loads need to be protected from damage. If you’re looking for other types of chains, ropes or straps or need chains and accessories, shop our wide selection of products.