Definitions and Warnings
The following terms are also used for the term Rated Load: “SWL,” “Safe
Working Load,” “Working Load,” “Working Load Limit,” and the “Resultant
Safe Working Load.” All rated load values, unless noted otherwise, are for
in-line pull with respect to the centerline of the item.
deformation occurs or a load that is applied in the performance of a
of detecting injurious defects in the material or manufacture.
supports the load.
or jerking, of a static load. A Shock Load is generally significantly
greater than the static load.
dividing the catalog stated ultimate load by the catalog stated working
load limit and generally expressed as a ratio, for example 5 to 1.
CAUTIONS OR WARNINGS
The products shown in this literature are subject to wear, misuse,overloading, corrosion, deformation,intentional alteration and other usage factors which may necessitate a reduction in the products Rated Capacity or a reduction in its Design Factor. Therefore, it is recommended that all products be regularly inspected to determine their condition as a basis for deciding if the product may continue to be used at the catalog assigned. WL, a reduced WL, a reduced design factor, or removed from service.