Bishop Lifting Products
2014 February/March Newsletter!
New Crosby Product: G-414SL Locking Thimble System


Shackles are sometimes substituted with inferior or improperly sized shackles in the field, compromising the integrity of a wire rope sling assembly.  To prevent this, Crosby has created the new G-414SL Locking Thimble System, featuring a thimble designed with a patented locking system that prohibits the removal of shackle, which maintains the integrity and compliance of the original assembly.


The Crosby G-414SL Locking Thimble System Advantage:

  • The innovative design prevents the removal of shackles from slings.
  • G-414SL Locking Thimbles can be used across a broad range of industries to ensure the integrity of wire rope slings and shackles is maintained in the field.
  • Ideal for use on DNV 2.7-1 Offshore Container slings.
  • Eliminates the time consuming process of field installation of a welded bar to lock shackle.
  • Lock mechanism is welded prior to installation of the shackle; therefore, the wire rope is not exposed to the high temperatures of welding.
  • Improves compliance without adding significant cost or time.
  • When the proper G-414SL Locking Thimble is installed, you can be sure the "sling set" meets the certificate of compliance.
  • The need for special fittings is eliminated as the G-414SL Locking Thimble System utilizes standard, off-the-shelf Crosby shackles.
  • Patented

Click here to view the G-414SL Locking Thimble System Flyer.


Liftmax® Storage Options - Rigging Racks, Containers and More 


Keep your slings, shackles and other rigging organized with Liftmax® Rigging Racks!  These custom Rigging Racks are designed to fit your space requirements and your storage needs.

Need a little more space? Check out our other rigging storage options like the Liftmax® Rigging Container.  Fully customizable storage containers for slings, rigging hardware, tools, and equipment for on-site use. Customer specifies all interior components; where hooks, racks, and shelving should be placed as well as lighting and electrical outlet placement.

Click here for a Liftmax® Storage Solutions excerpt from our Liftmax® Catalog or here for ordering information.

Redesign of JD Neuhaus EH Series Hoists 


JD Neuhaus has been busy redesigning their monorail air hoists in order to reduce energy consumption and weight, while increasing speed. The monorail series EH 75 & EH 100 is completely redesigned and features essential improvements and benefits. Key component is the new motor, based on the current JDN Motor-Brake Concept.


The improvements in detail:

  • Up to 50 % energy saving by decreased air consumption
  • Up to 50 % increased speeds
  • Up to 10 % less weight of the hoist body
  • Decreased overall dimensions
  • Reduced sound level
  • Available as 4 trolley version or 2 trolley version in compact (C) design

The new, powerful EH models are primarily used for BOP-Handling on oil rigs. The EH series is a reliable solution for the harshest requirements, particularly for On & Offshore. Moreover, thanks to their quality and robustness, the hoists also provide excellent service in the cement industry and wherever heavy loads have to be moved. Click here to download the product description.

Nominate a Leader in Training - Top Trainer Awards 2014 

Crane & Rigging Hot Line's 7th annual Top Trainer Awards will recognize the industry's top trainers in an awards program to be featured in the November 2014 issue. Trainers will be recognized for having a positive impact on students, the work environment or the industry through the use of innovative training techniques or hands-on instruction, by encouraging peer or corporate accountability, and/or through quantitative or anecdotal evidence that the training was successful. The Top Trainer program is endorsed by the Association of Crane and Rigging Professionals (ACRP).

Click here to nominate exceptional trainers in your corporate or professional training organizations. Nominations must be received by July 31, 2014.

In This Issue


Crosby G-414SL Locking Thimble System


 Liftmax® Storage Options


Top Trainer Award Nominations


Redesign of JD Neuhaus EH Series Hoists


Photo of the Month


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Photo of the Month



Billy Bob Anderson, Regional Sales Manager for Permian Basin, explains the features of Plasma slings and plasma winch lines to a group of customers at the BLP office in Houston. Click here to see the enlarged picture.





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Need Rigging Training?


We are excited to announce a new added service for our customers!  Bishop Lifting Products now has an in-house training specialist for on-site crane and rigging training. 


Here's a brief look at some of the trainings offered:

  • Basic Rigging
  • Signal Person
  • Forklift Operator
  • RFID
  • Ton Mile
  • and many more!

Click here to download a copy of our Training Catalog. 


Upcoming Events

April 22-26, 2014


AWRF Spring Meeting 

April 27-30, 2014


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