When weight is the enemy, make AGILE™ your ally.

Today's offshore construction payloads are pushing the limits for engineered lifts. Consequently, traditional rigging has become heavier - and therefore - more difficult to handle. As difficulty and weights increase, so does the possibility of costly delays, safety risks, and overall operating expenses.

 

Meet AGILE™- the next generation of heavy lift engineered slings from Samson.

For engineered lifts requiring sling strengths of 50t - 4,000t, the AGILE Lifting System addresses the growing concerns for weight, safety, scheduling, and handling facing lift managers and offshore construction contractors.

 

AGILE…from the inside out.

 

Utilizing the high-performance AmSteel®-Blue and AS-78™ synthetic lines that Samson is known for, AGILE is a hybrid product that combines the advantages of both round and rope slings into one lightweight, easy-to-handle rigging system for heavy payloads. Specifically, it uses a continuous length of high-performance synthetic rope looped multiple times within critical length tolerances.  These loops are organized to maintain internal balance and placed inside a protective sheath, which opens for inspection.

Take the first step. Define the synthetic solution for your project.

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Tried and True Foundation – AmSteel®Blue and AS-78™ 

AGILE Lifting System is built on a foundation of proven synthetic rope performance: AmSteel®Blue and AS-78™. For over 25 years, Samson has been the predominant supplier of ropes made with Dyneema® in industries as diverse as offshore energy, vessel mooring, tug assist, mining, utility, recreational marine, arboriculture, commercial fishing, and, most recently, crane.  AGILE technology leverages this unprecedented track record. In addition, extensive testing has been done to understand these ropes’ behavior performance characteristics beyond strength; like abrasion, tension fatigue, cyclic bend over sheave (CBOS), UV resistance, shock loading, and more.

 

Configuration Design Built from Experience and Technology 

AGILE uses Samson’s advanced proprietary performance modeling software that empowers engineers to meet complex lift requirements quickly and with pinpoint accuracy. Samson has invested substantially to create a predictive model: building, testing and characterizing 50+ full scale slings over a 2-year period.

 

Testing included alternate rigging configurations, along with deliberate mis-rigging to determine what effect misuse would have on the slings’ performance. The results verified that, even in the case of mis-rigging, AGILE slings retained greater than 85% of design strength in all cases.

After extensive field trials and tests, AGILE Lifting System is a proven strong and durable option. After a 10-month trial that comprised hundreds of lifts per sling, inspections revealed no significant damage other than cosmetic scuffing of the covers, and residual strength tests have shown that AGILE slings retained 90%-100% of their rated strength.

Using your design requirements and specifications, we can generate a sling model customized to fit your exacting parameters. Moreover, the configurator generates additional lift options and design solutions for cost or schedule considerations.

 

Unbreakable Bond of DSM Dyneema and Samson

The AGILE Lifting System is one of many industry-firsts in a long line of such innovations created from the strong and successful partnership between Samson—The Strongest Name in Rope, and DSM Dyneema, creator of Dyneema®—The World’s Strongest Fiber.  Our collaborative product development efforts result in the best combinations of fibers, rope constructions, and coatings, delivering safer working conditions, improved performance, reliability, and long service life to customers around the world.

 

 

Easy Handling for Faster, Safer Rigging 

Due to its clean easy to handle cover system and at 1/7 the weight of steel wire, AGILE slings offer numerous benefits.  They can be easily moved, maneuvered, and rigged by hand—without the expense and hassle of employing an auxiliary crane in most cases. Agile can cut the overall weight of your rigging by up to 80%. 

Precision Matched Lengths and Short High Capacity Requirements 

Matched length AGILE slings can be fabricated within exacting tolerances of +/- .25% OAL or better. This level of precision isn’t available in traditional rope sling manufacturing.   When minimum length and high-load requirements are a concern, AGILE can provide you shorter length slings that can’t be achieved with other synthetic rope slings. 

Inspection Made Easy

AGILE’s tough, outer sheath that holds and protects the inside loops from abrasion, cutting and snagging allows for easy inspection of the sub-ropes. Just open the protective cover, thoroughly inspect each rope and then close it back up and you are back to work in no time. 

Precision Engineering

AGILE uses Samson’s advanced proprietary performance modeling software that empowers engineers to meet complex lift requirements quickly and with pinpoint accuracy. Samson has invested substantially to create a predictive model: building, testing and characterizing 50+ full scale slings over a 2-year period. Using your design requirements and specifications, we can generate a sling model customized to fit your exacting parameters. Moreover, the configurator generates additional lift options and design solutions for cost or schedule considerations.

Faster fulfillment for shorter lead times

Fabrication and fulfillment can be achieved in just days using existing rope from Samson distributors stock vs. waiting for large diameter ropes to be manufactured. 

Re-Configure & Use Again

When your lifting project is complete, you may be able to have your AGILE sling reconfigured for future lifts.  

Easy Handling for Faster, Safer Rigging 

Due to its clean easy to handle cover system and at 1/7 the weight of steel wire, AGILE slings offer numerous benefits.  They can be easily moved, maneuvered, and rigged by hand—without the expense and hassle of employing an auxiliary crane in most cases. Agile can cut the overall weight of your rigging by up to 80%.

Precision Matched Lengths and Short High Capacity Requirements 

Matched length AGILE slings can be fabricated within exacting tolerances of +/- .25% OAL or better. This level of precision isn’t available in traditional rope sling manufacturing.   When minimum length and high-load requirements are a concern, AGILE can provide you shorter length slings that can’t be achieved with other synthetic rope slings. 

Inspection Made Easy

AGILE’s tough, outer sheath that holds and protects the inside loops from abrasion, cutting and snagging allows for easy inspection of the sub-ropes. Just open the protective cover, thoroughly inspect each rope and then close it back up and you are back to work in no time. 

Precision Engineering

AGILE uses Samson’s advanced proprietary performance modeling software that empowers engineers to meet complex lift requirements quickly and with pinpoint accuracy. Samson has invested substantially to create a predictive model: building, testing and characterizing 50+ full scale slings over a 2-year period. 

Using your design requirements and specifications, we can generate a sling model customized to fit your exacting parameters. Moreover, the configurator generates additional lift options and design solutions for cost or schedule considerations.

Handling / Lighter Weight

Tight Length Tolerance

Easy Inspection

Precision Engineering

Faster Fulfillment

Faster fulfillment for shorter
lead times

Fabrication and fulfillment can be achieved in just days using existing rope from Samson distributors stock vs. waiting for large diameter ropes to be manufactured. 

Re-Configure & Use Again

When your lifting project is complete, you may be able to have your AGILE sling reconfigured for future lifts.  

Multi-Use / Repurpose