Pressemitteilung 321

SpanSet’s SupraPlus now with „X“

Strong ribbed quality to counter wear and tear

SpanSet has focused on the round sling SupraPlus again to optimise a number of features. To be able to distinguish the new version at first glance from its tried and proven predecessor, it was equipped with an addition to its name: SupraPlus will now be SupraPlus-X. 


It is worthwhile to look out for this „X“ as a first glance at the innovative round sling shows. A more slender construction of sleeve hose and inner layer means that SupraPlus-X is now 9 percent slimmer and therefore reduces the formation of wrinkles at the deflection point of the crane hook. This will please any practitioner who follows to the rule that slings are either subjected to creasing or overlapping. Either is dangerous and not permitted as this could lead to damage to the sling with unpredictable loss of load capacity. 


For rough working conditions

What is „less“ in sleeve width is counterbalanced by SpanSet with a „more“ in other aspects: an increase of up to 50 percent regarding the tear resistance of the protective sleeve and in addition an improved abrasion and cut resistance. The reason for this is the reinforced ribbed structure of the sleeve hose made from high-performance polyester. A reinforced textile fibre in the sleeve hose protects SupraPlusX from adverse working conditions. The consequence is a unique or – to explain the „X“ in the name – an extremely extended service life.


As it is a question of withstanding the adversities of everyday lifting better than any of its predecessors, its outstanding features should be clearly visible. It frequently happens that slings have to be thrown away just because their labels were torn off or damaged in rough working conditions. This can be prevented with the special label on SupraPlus-X. It is protected by a plastic sleeve and sewn to an inner woven fabric tongue to make it tear-resistant. As a standard, the round sling also comes equipped with a fibre loop for fitting the RFID-tags or any customer-specific inspection tag. 


From 500 to 8,000 kilogrammes

The SupraPlus-X comes with a standard effective length from 0.5 m and a working load limit (WLL) from 500 to 8,000 kilogrammes. That the WLL is woven into it has already been proven useful with the SupraPlus. Using new machine technology, SpanSet weaves the information on load capacity into the sleeve in an even more elevated manner with an increased contour definition. That makes information on the load capacity clearly visible even in cases of severe soiling of the round sling. It looks good and increases the knowledge that the right product is being used. 


Internationally oriented product strategy 

SpanSet‘s „Certified Safety“- label is also unmissable. That is how the manufacturer from Übach-Palenberg documents that SupraPlus-X can achieve more than just meet the requirements of a GS seal. With its DNV audited factory standard, SpanSet emphasises its internationally oriented product strategy. To meet their own factory standard, SpanSet subjects a combination of shackle and hose for example to standard and durability tests which go well beyond the rules and standards applied in Germany. For more information see


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Ill.1: SupraPlus-X with its new features, for example reinforced rib structure of the sleeve hose and clearly visible indication of the working load limit.