Case Studies

See how our synthetic ropes, slings, and tethers are transforming mission-critical operations around the world.

SUNY College of ESF using Cortland rope for logging

Synthetic Rope in Logging

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) used Cortland’s Plasma® 12-Strand rope in forestry work. They found it much lighter and easier to work with than the old metal cable on their skidder.

Cortland lifting slings used in a mining application

Smart Engineering

A unique lifting and rigging package was devised by Cortland using high performance synthetics to safely remove a heavily degraded 110 ton heat exchanger, and transport it for recycling and scrap.

Subsea load transfer solution

Deepwater Accuracy

Cortland developed a custom rigging solution to transfer a 400 Te steel lazy wave riser from a pipelay and construction vessel to an FPSO in one of the world’s deepest production sites in the Gulf of Mexico.

Cortland Plasma lifting slings lifting a large boring machine into place

Heavy Lift Expertise

Cortland engineered heavy lift slings that were essential in completing a major $3 billion municipal infrastructure program named Project Clean Lake.

Synthetic slings reduce rigging weight by 18,000 lbs.

High Level Heavy Lift

Synthetic rope lifting slings from Cortland offered a superior size-for-size replacement for wire rope, and provided a safer, easier, and more efficient solution for this 300 ton lift.

Premier coal mining equipment using Cortland rope slings

Push and Pull with Premier Coal

Cortland’s Australia engineering provided an innovative bog strop from Plasma® 12×12 strand, combined with a customized sacrificial sling, as a hardwearing, long-lasting tow and recovery solution.

Heavy equipment lifting for oil and gas installations

Precision Lift Experts

Installing heavy equipment for the oil and gas industry often requires precision, accuracy and strength, with little room for variance.

Oracle Team USA trimaran

Oracle Team USA

When the Oracle Team USA sailing team decided to move their revolutionary 2010 America’s Cup winning trimaran to a landlocked lake outside Oracle’s corporate complex, they knew it would require a difficult skycrane lift.