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Crosby Sling Calculator 6.0 - Now Available for iPhones and iPads

The much-anticipated Crosby Sling Calculator is now available as an app for your iPad or iPhone! With over 15 calculators, this app is packed with utilities to aid you in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load. Users of our popular PC-based Sling Calculator will find all of the functionality, and more, here in this newest addition to our suite of apps by The Crosby Group. 

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Features of the Crosby Sling Calculator 6.0

  • Features more than 15 calculators and utilities designed to aid in determining sling tensions, calculating a load's center of gravity, and computing the volume and weight of a load.
  • Allows you to choose local measurement (Metric units, Feet and Inches or Decimal Feet).
  • Indicate your preference for Vertical Sling Angles (CEN) or Horizontal Sling Angles (ASME).

The Crosby Sling Calculator also provides tutorial messages and inquiry screens that allow “real time” education on the use of the products many attributes. Finally, with just the tap on the screen the resultant PDF files can be sent directly to your e-mail inbox.  

The Crosby Sling Calculator is available for $24.99 (US). Click here to download the app today! 

Tags: lifting and rigging, The Crosby Group, Crosby

New Crosby Product - Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackles

crosby widebody shackles

Bishop Lifting Products is excited to announce that Crosby has just released new select sizes of the “Original” Wide Body shackles are now available in a screw pin design. The G-2169 and S-2169 are both "Load Rated", "QT- Quenched and Tempered"  and "TA- Type Approved."  Only Crosby can guarantee this type of quality.  

Crosby’s “Wide Body” Shackles provide the following benefits:

Product Features

  • Capacities of 7, 12.5 and 18 metric tons.
  • Quenched and Tempered for maximum strength.
  • Forged Alloy Steel.
  • Available in galvanized and self colored finish.
  • Individually proof tested and magnetic particle inspected. Crosby certification available at time of order.
  • Meets or exceed all requirements of ASME B30.26 including identification, ductility, design factor, proof load and temperature requirements.   Importantly, these shackles meet other critical performance requirements including fatigue life, impact properties and material traceability, not addressed by ASME B30.26.

To learn more, click here to view the New Crosby Screw Pin "Wide Body" Shackle literature.  

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Tags: shackles, The Crosby Group, Crosby, wire rope slings

AWRF President Jeff Bishop announces Upcoming Events

Jeff Bishop, President of Bishop Lifting Products and AWRF (Associated Wire Rope Fabricators), will be attending the AWRF General Meeting and P.I.E. in Bellevue, WA April 11-14th.  The P.I.E. (Product Information Exhibit) is an annual event where members set up booths and participate display products.  Some of the exhibitors include The Crosby Group, Chant Engineering, Holland 1916, and Infochip Systems to name a few.


The schedule of events:

Sunday, April 11, 2010 – Registration, PIE set up, Reception

Monday, April 12, 2010 – Product & Information Exhibition

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 – General Business Session, Tour & Fun Run, Closing Banquet

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 – AWRF Golf Tournament


Pictured below: Jeff Bishop accepts the award for President of AWRF

 Jeff Bishop accepts the position for President of AWRF



Tags: lifting device, AWRF, The Crosby Group, crane meeting, Bishop Lifting Products, Infochip Systems, rigging