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Steel Cable & Slings Division
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About Our Steel Cable & Slings Division

If you are into serious lifting, try Andromeda steel slings and lift with confidence and safety. Andromeda Industries Plaited and Woven division manufacture plaited and woven steel products which are used in a wide range of industrial applications, such as mining, military, building, shipping etc.

Andromeda Industries Pty Ltd is a proudly Australian owned and operated company located on a 5 hectare site in the village of Moonbi NSW, 22 km north of Tamworth. It is the present entity of a series of firms and companies originated and operated by Raymond McLaren since 1962.

Over the years Andromeda has established itself as an innovator in the wire rope industry in Australia. Its special field is the design and manufacture of plaited and woven steel cables for rigging gear and terminal systems for these cables. The ability to carry through with research projects and apply the results has led to successful development of new products and manufacturing processes. Some of the research projects required many years before production commenced.  

Our first machining capability was establishment in 1976 and this has enabled the company to carry out these projects, and to manufacture the tools and machines to make the products. This early capability has been continued through to the present high tech machine tools employed in our Engineering Division.

Although much of the production technology is basically simple, it is quite original, meaning completely new, not copied from other companies. Powered by this originality, five products enjoy the status of a monopoly, while the rest are virtual monopolies.

The basis of the company is technical, that is the manufacture of physical products, the management believe that the human and social responsibilities are equally important.  

Presently the company operates as two divisions, which are Plaited and Woven Products and Reusable Rubber Products

Andromeda Industries supplies its plaited and woven steel cables to resellers and customers all over Australia and overseas, through an established network of 100 plus distributors.

As well, there are hundreds of direct end users drawing from the Reusable Division, Australia wide, while the Engineering Department provides machined components for Andromeda’s own divisions for further assembly and maintenance.

Outstanding Customer Service

Flat Woven Steel slings manufactured by Andromeda are very flexible as I’ve seen them basketed close to capacity around steel beams with no kinks after use. Even FSWR slings basketed under moderate loads with packing around a steel beam shall get kinks and I would not consider using wire rope slings in the same way as they would be kinked even with edge protection in use.


Rigger Bechtel - Wheatstone Project – WA

Since 1987 we have used Andromeda strops for lifting heavy equipment in the generator room and since 1989 for removing old power poles and lifting new poles in place. So in 2016 we are still using plaited strops for general rigging and to lift power poles. I would recommend to them to industrial users for general rigging and standing power poles due there secure grip durability and offer good value.


Elect/Man N.I.E. – Norfolk Island – AUS

We have personally used Superflex Slings from Andromeda Industries for almost twenty years. During this time they have provided exceptional service, longevity and reliability in trying conditions. Their construction is well suited to irregular shaped loads for both basket and choker configurations. The same can be said about the more recently introduced Flat Woven Slings. Should you be looking for a quality product that is more versatile than conventional wire rope and more robust than synthetic, we recommend Andromeda’s Superflex and Flat Woven Slings


Hulk Lifting – Port Headland – WA

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