OTC 2016: Samson debuts heavy-lift sling
Samson has launched the Agile lifting system at the Offshore Technology Conference.
HOUSTON– Samson has launched the Agile lifting system at the Offshore Technology Conference. This next generation of heavy-lift slings was developed to meet the needs of lifting contractors and lift planners conducting engineered lifts.
Using the synthetic ropes AmSteel-Blue and AS-78, the new system is a hybrid product that combines the advantages of both round and rope slings into one lightweight, easy-to-handle rigging system for heavy offshore payloads. It is available from 50 tons to 4,000 tons MBL.
Joe Mazzacano, vice president Sales and Marketing at Samson, said: “Samson has developed a streamlined process that includes proprietary configuration software, which factors the lift parameters to quickly and accurately engineer the most effective sling design for the job.”
After extensive field trials and tests, the new system is a proven strong and durable option. After a 10-month trial at a multi-use operation, inspections revealed no damage other than cosmetic scuffing of the covers, and residual strength tests show that Agile slings retained 90-100% of their rated strength.
Samson is exhibiting at booth #2771.