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Frequently Asked Questions

We maintain a substantial inventory of chain slings, offering Grade 100 and Grade 80 options. Grade 100 chain slings are known for their exceptional strength, while Grade 80 offers cost-effective reliability. Our readily available stock ensures quick access to these quality products to meet your lifting needs.

Account customers are eligible for trade discounts. To inquire about opening an account, please get in touch with us at (03) 9794 5570 or via email at

We carefully source products available in the market, ensuring they meet the quality of items offered by other stainless steel suppliers in Australia.

Keble’s Trading is your trusted source for testing services. Our expertise lies in providing testing services for chain blocks, push trolleys, and lever blocks, ensuring that your industrial equipment operates at the peak of safety and efficiency. With a commitment to precision and safety, we’ve got your testing needs covered.

In order to effectively install a stainless steel handrail tailored to your specific application, you must ensure the availability of essential components including designs and plans, the handrail itself, required fittings, and the appropriate tools. It is imperative to accurately cut the handrail to the specified length and conduct the installation in strict compliance with relevant industry standards and regulatory prerequisites. An advantage of stainless steel handrails lies in their ease of adaptability and customization, enabling seamless alignment with distinctive design requirements.

Every six months marks the interval for inspecting your rigging equipment. As previously mentioned, these inspections encompass a wide range of aspects aimed at determining whether your equipment is in optimal condition, ensuring the seamless commencement or progression of your project.

Delivery times may vary depending on the specific order.

A diverse range of wire ropes tailored to specific applications is available. Our inventory includes galvanised wire rope, stainless steel wire rope, PVC and/or nylon coated wire rope, as well as guy strand wires. Each type of wire rope is meticulously crafted with various strand formations, and the lay can be customised to suit your specific requirements.

The price of a stainless steel handrail varies based on the type and grade of stainless steel, its design and dimensions. Additionally, you will need to acquire fittings for the installation of the stainless steel handrail.

The price of wire rope depends upon factors such as the material used, construction, size, and load-bearing capacity. At Keble’s Trading, we maintain an extensive catalogue of wire rope options, and our pricing information is readily available upon request. We encourage you to engage in a discussion regarding your specific needs, allowing us to provide valuable assistance with your inquiry or order.

Stainless steel wire possesses notable strength and durability, being fabricated from a composite alloy that exhibits remarkable resistance to cracking or breakage, unless exposed to exceptionally high levels of stress or strain. When harnessed in the context of a balustrade application, stainless steel wire provides a secure and robust enclosure along the perimeter of both open and enclosed spaces.

Rigging equipment serves a pivotal role in the secure and proficient transport of substantial loads within construction and industrial settings. This comprehensive array of tools encompasses chain blocks, winches, lever blocks, cranes, mechanical hoists, block and tackle systems, trolleys, lifting slings, pulleys, sheave blocks, and an extensive assortment of other specialised devices.

The benefits of stainless steel handrail fittings can be summarised as follows:

  • Crafted from robust, enduring, and long-lasting stainless steel.
  • Simple installation facilitated by compatible fittings.
  • Versatile, suitable for a wide range of applications.
  • Resistant to common environmental factors.
  • Low-maintenance, requiring minimal adjustments and cleaning.
  • Aesthetically discreet with minimalist features.
  • Adaptable to both traditional and modern settings.

Rigging can be categorised into two distinct classes: standing and running. Standing rigging pertains to the structural support provided to the mast and bowsprit in marine construction, while running rigging encompasses the intricate processes of raising, lowering, shaping, and controlling the sails of sizable vessels, typically those used for commercial purposes.

Standing rigging refers to support that is fixed in position, and supports heavy loads in a construction or industrial setting.

The distinction between lifting and rigging lies in the fact that lifting pertains to the utilisation of equipment designed for the elevation, rolling, sliding, or hoisting of substantial objects, such as machinery and materials. On the other hand, rigging equipment, such as wire rope, turnbuckles, clevis, and jacks, finds its application in conjunction with cranes and other lifting equipment for material handling and structural relocation.

The primary distinction between wire rope and cable lies in their respective diameters. Wire rope features a larger diameter compared to a cable. It is constructed by bundling multiple wires into individual strands. Cables, on the other hand, serve distinct purposes from wire ropes, particularly for lighter loads.

The most common errors and problems encountered during rigging inspections include the absence of or unreadable tags on rigging equipment, damage to synthetic slings such as cutting, tearing, UV deterioration, or exposure to chemicals, deformation or bending of links in alloy chains, wire rope issues like breakage, corrosion, or deformation, hardware breakage or damage, and the presence of makeshift or altered devices and equipment.

We offer a wire rope brochure that includes an estimated minimum breaking strain. This information can be used as a reference by a qualified engineer to calculate an appropriate safety factor for a particular application.

Rigging serves the primary function of transferring substantial loads within construction and industrial environments. It encompasses the procedures required to safely secure and relocate loads or structures by utilising ropes, cables, chains, and a variety of mechanical devices and fixtures. This meticulous approach ensures the secure lifting, movement, or controlled restraint and anchoring of these entities, thereby promoting operational safety and efficiency.

Wire rope is composed of multiple strands and wire combinations, intricately woven to create a helical structure. The construction of wire ropes varies to suit their intended applications. Certain wire ropes incorporate features that optimise flexibility, prevent torsion, allow for elongation under load, prevent the rotation of loads, and minimise the risk of loads breaking free.

Our warranty policy is to disclaim all warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a specific purpose, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

We sell high-quality stainless steel products in grades 316 (marine grade) and grade 304.

We have stainless steel wire rope available in our inventory, with diameters of up to 20mm.

Synthetic slings are assemblies designed for lifting purposes when connected to a lifting mechanism. The upper part of the sling connects to the lifting mechanism, while the lower part provides support for the load. Prior to use, ensuring the durability and optimal condition of your slings is essential to protect materials from potential damage and to safeguard riggers from injury.

Galvanised wire ropes are typically available in stock as 1,000 or 500-metre reels. However, we are also able to provide custom cut lengths tailored to meet the specific requirements of your application.

We typically provide galvanised wire rope ranging in thickness from 1/2 mm to 52 mm or larger.

We stock products from both international sources and locally manufactured (Australian-made) items.

At Keble’s Trading, we maintain an extensive inventory of handrail tubes and fittings in various shapes and sizes. Our diverse selection provides you with a multitude of options to align with your specific plans and specifications. It’s essential to take into account any regulatory mandates when making your choices regarding handrail tubes and fittings to ensure full compliance with your designs and intended applications.

We provide delivery across Australia and can arrange shipments to international destinations, which are coordinated with customers at the time of ordering. Standard shipping fees are applicable.

We accept various payment methods to provide flexibility and convenience to our valued customers. These options include Cash on Delivery (COD), Checks, Electronic Funds Transfer at Point of Sale (EFTPOS), as well as major credit card payments through Mastercard and Visa. Your preferred payment method can be chosen to suit your individual needs.

Wire rope stands as the most prevalent choice in rigging due to its remarkable utility, versatility, and durability. Wire ropes can be coated or galvanised to protect them from the outdoor elements and corrosion from wear and tear.  Available in various sizes and specifications, Keble’s Trading proudly offers a diverse range of wire ropes, which can be customised to suit your unique requirements. For further details, contact us today.

Through importing, we achieve substantial cost reductions as a result of bulk purchasing. This directly leads to savings without any compromise on quality.

In our inventory, you will find a range of standard wire rope constructions, including 6×7, 6×19, 6×24, 6×36, 7×7, and 7×19, all available in galvanised finishes. Additionally, some of these wire ropes feature fibre cores, while others are equipped with steel cores.

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