Andromeda's Plaited and Woven Division manufactures Superflex steel Cables and Slings, as well as the Flat Woven Steel Slings. These are used in a wide range of Lifting Applications in many industries.
Superflex cables and the machines to manufacture them, as well as the termination systems have been invented and designed by Raymond J McLaren of Moonbi NSW.
The machines and process equipment has been manufactured over the years by his team of engineers in Andromeda's engineering workshops.
We have personally used Superflex Slings from Andromeda Industries for almost twenty years. During this time they have provided exceptional service, longevity and reliability in trying conditions. Their construction is well suited to irregular shaped loads for both basket and choker configurations. The same can be said about the more recently introduced Flat Woven Slings. Should you be looking for a quality product that is more versatile than conventional wire rope and more robust than synthetic, we recommend Andromeda’s Superflex and Flat Woven Slings
Since 1987 we have used Andromeda strops for lifting heavy equipment in the generator room and since 1989 for removing old power poles and lifting new poles in place. So in 2016 we are still using plaited strops for general rigging and to lift power poles. I would recommend to them to industrial users for general rigging and standing power poles due there secure grip durability and offer good value.
Flat Woven Steel slings manufactured by Andromeda are very flexible as I’ve seen them basketed close to capacity around steel beams with no kinks after use. Even FSWR slings basketed under moderate loads with packing around a steel beam shall get kinks and I would not consider using wire rope slings in the same way as they would be kinked even with edge protection in use.