WARNINGS: Failure to follow warnings and instructions may result in serious injury or death. Make sure purchasers and end users of TALURIT™ products read and understand all warnings, cautions, and instructions.
NOTE: All TALURIT™ products are sold with the express understanding that the purchaser is thoroughly familiar with the correct application and safe use of the product. Responsibility for the use and application of the products rests with the user. Any product will fail if it is abused, misapplied, worn out, or improperly maintained. Failure can cause loads to swing or fall out of control, and may result in personal injury or death, as well as property damage. Never exceed the Working Load Limit for the product. The Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum load which should ever be applied to the product. WLL ratings are based on usual environmental conditions in wire rope catalogs. When recommended wire rope sizes are shown in catalogs or instructions, TALURIT™ products are rated for use only with those sizes. Do not exceed the Working Load Limit stated by the rope manufacturer. Extreme environmental conditions of heat, cold, and/or corrosion, or high-risk applications may necessitate a reduction of the WLL.
Avoid shock loads. Avoid jerking, impacting, swinging or handling loads in such a manner that the WLL of the rigging can be exceeded. Avoid irregular loading. No rigging fitting should be loaded principally in bending, torsion, or shear. Avoid these conditions by loading only in the normal, straight-line pull for which the fitting is designed. Avoid side loading. Inspect products regularly. No product will last indefinitely. Corrosion, wear, deformation, gouges, misuse, abuse, alteration, and other conditions will occur and will reduce the Working Load Limit of a product. Perform periodic inspection to determine when to replace a product and avoid a rigging hazard. Inspection frequency depends on users’ specific applications and local conditions. When in doubt, inspect prior to use. If a part is judged defective, destroy the part – do not just discard it! Never permit anyone under a lifted load. Conduct all lifting operations in such a manner that if an equipment failure should occur, no person will be injured. Keep out from under a load and keep out of a load’s line of force. Do not weld or modify fittings. TALURIT™ swage fittings are designed to be mechanically attached to the wire rope using TALURIT™ Swage Dies, Swaging machines and Procedures. Do not weld or otherwise modify TALURIT™ swage fittings. Proper training is important. Riggers should be properly trained in the design and use of rigging assemblies. Follow the Manual and the Swaging instruction. Follow TALURIT™ Swage Instruction Manual for proper wire rope selection, die selection and swaging techniques when using TALURIT™ swage fittings. The manual contains detailed instructions for swaging all TALURIT™ wire rope fittings with illustrations and captions on how to assemble and swage each type of fitting. Don’t swage without it. Correct rope length. Do not use short lengths of rope between swage fittings as this reduces the strength of the assembly. Performance is adversely affected when there are less than 20 rope diameters or a minimum of 3 feet of free rope between swaged fittings.
If assemblies less than 3 feet must be used, testing should be performed to ensure adequate strength. Swage fitting performance. TALURIT™ swage fittings are designed to perform satisfactorily when new and when they are applied to the proper size new wire rope using the procedures described in the TALURIT™ Swaging Instructions Manual. Wear and normal use will reduce the Working Load Limit of any assembly. If you have any doubts about a new or used assembly, appropriate inspection and testing should be conducted to ensure adequate performance. Do not use end stops (Round ferrules) for suspending loads. They are not intended for use in applications where loads are fully suspended overhead except in some log harvesting systems where adequate precautions are taken. Other fittings, such as sleeves and sockets, should be used for overhead work. Use drumline ferrules only in winchline-drum applications. Drumline ferrules are intended only for use in holding the winchline in the winch drum pocket. Drumline ferrules must not be used as choker ferrules or for any other purpose than intended. When using drumline ferrules, at least 3 windings of the winchline must remain on the winch drum to avoid direct strain on the drumline ferrules.