Alongside other factors such as temperature, chemical environment and mechanical loads, the „sharp edge“ remains one of the main causes of damage to the lifting accessory itself and frequent cause of accidents.
Most damage on sharp or rough edges is the result of load movement perpendicular to the load lifting accessory. If the edge is „sharp“ it can,
in a worst-case scenario, cut through the lifting accessory.
If the load moves laterally, a cutting movement takes place at the edge.
Much like the blade of a knife, the edge can cut through the fibres of the textile lifting accessory. For loads with a „sharp edge“ or with a rough
surface, a protective sleeve or fixed coating is recommended to protect the textile lifting strap.