May 2017 
Rigging Connection
NEW Modulift 2017 Catalog
Modular Spreader Beams provide the ideal solution for most lifting requirements - versatile and cost-effective.  The modular configuration and interchangeable components enable Modulift Spreaders to be reused over many lifts. The Modulift range comprises 16 systems, which provide lifting capacity for weights between 2-5000 tons and lengths from 1' to 170'.
Bishop Lifting Products is a proud supplier of Modulift and is excited to introduce the NEW 2017 Modulift Catalog.
Crosby Training - Houston - June 6-7
Join Crosby for training classes in June! Both classes will be June 6-7, 2017 at the Houston Area Safety Council in Pasadena, TX.
Land-based Energy Operations - Basic Rigging Requirements: Click here for full details and how to register.
  • Day 1: Fundamentals of Rigging
  • Day 2: Rigger Trainer Development
ASME/OSHA Basic Rigging Requirements (formally named train the trainer): Click here for full class details and how to register.
  • 2 day Rigging Trainer Development Program
Please Note:  This is the only Land Based RTD on the schedule for 2017.
How to Pour Spelter Sockets
How to properly install a spelter socket:
  1. The spelter process begins by inserting the end of the wire rope into the narrow end of the cone shaped socket or button.
  2. Before pouring the socket, the wire must be broomed and properly cleaned. Once the socket (or button) and wire rope are properly prepared, the broomed wire rope is pulled inside the socket cavity.
  3. The socket (or button) cavity is then poured with molten zinc, or more commonly, an epoxy resin called WIRELOCK®.
  4. The socket must then be allowed to cure based on zinc/resin manufacturer's recommendations.
  5. Assembly length is measured from center line of pins for both open and closed sockets (bearing point to bearing point).

Poured socket lines are always proof tested.  For more information on socket lines, please click here.

New Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals Board Member - Doug Cutsinger

Congratulations to Doug Cutsinger, Houston Major Accounts Sales Representative, for his recent nomination to the Board of Directors for the Association of Crane & Rigging Professionals (ACRP). 


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