Source: Safe Shop Tools, Inc.
BoaGrip, a gas cylinder sling, is an easy-to-use, adjustable tool for gripping, carrying, and suspending
Safe Shop Tools, Inc.gas cylinder sling, is an easy-to-use, adjustable tool for gripping, carrying, and suspending compressed gas cylinders. Handling compressed gas cylinders can be dangerous, often causing ruptured valves, strained muscles and broken bones. This product handles these problems with a design that complies with OSHA ruling 1910-102(a) for safe handling of compressed gas cylinders. The new tool is basically a nylon sling with a sewn eye at one end and an oblong steel ring at the other; the sewn eye fits through the ring to form a lasso. But company officials say their big breakthrough is on the sling's inner surface, which is lined with polymer grippers, each permanently bonded through a proprietary process.
When the tool is slipped over a cylinder and pulled taught, the polymer grippers are forced onto the cylinder surface, holding it tight and allowing it to be easily lifted onto devices such as welding or cylinder carts. In addition, an extension bar on the tool's steel ring prevents the sling from binding or bunching when it is pulled. Typically, a worker can grasp the cylinder cap with one hand and use the other hand to hold the sling, which becomes a portable handle. This product adjusts to accommodate cylinders from 4-15-in.-dia. And it stays in place without being held, which allows a single worker to secure a cylinder and then rig it to a hoist, crane or forklift boom.
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