A lifting clamp is often designed and manufactured to meet certain lifting requirements. There are many different sizes, capabilities, and settings to choose from.
When choosing the right lifting clamp, take into account factors such as the lift’s extent, the amount of headroom necessary, the number of lifting points, flexible hoisting centres, and weight arrangements. The capabilities of the lifting clamps, both the overall beam and the specific lift points, are also critical.
Working load limit
All lifting clamps must always be marked with the Working Load Limit, according to the MIT Hoist competency standards for conducting lifting procedures and operating a gantry or overhead crane. Accessories like shackles and slings are included with many lifting clamps and beam clamps.
The weight of the object including any lifting equipment should be included in the Working Load Limit. You must also make sure that the various lift points’ working load limits are not surpassed. The actual weight of the beam, as well as the approval plate and identification number, shall be displayed on lifting clamps.
A lifting clamp may be adjusted during its lifetime for a variety of reasons, including changes in the item being lifted or weight increases. It is critical in these instances to resort to the original specifications and technical details.
To maintain safe functioning, lifting clamps should have been thoroughly checked every six months. It’s also critical to instruct all personnel on how to utilize the lifting protective gear.
Lifting clamps must never be utilized to raise loads that are greater than their capability. A defective or inadequately loaded beam shouldn’t be used. Always double-check that the object is steady when hoisted and that the slinging or managing procedures aren’t overloading the hoisting points.
Lifting clamps must always be hung from hooks of the appropriate size. To keep long loads under control, taglines are strongly advised.
Most Commonly used Lifting Clamps
Lifting clamps are devices that let you move heavier loads safely and efficiently. Lifting clamps could be utilized in a wide range of sectors and come with a variety of alternatives based on the work requirements available in the market.
Lifting Drum Clamps
These lifting clamps are frequently used to move drums industrial chemicals or other heavy goods. This spherical form of weight may appear tough to lift, but the drum lifting clamps will come in handy to make the job simple and comfortable.
Universal Plate Clamps
The universal lifting clamp is perhaps the most commonly employed clamp because it may be used mostly for lifting, moving or carrying horizontal and vertical plates, as well as flipping over structural constructions.
Vertical and Horizontal Plate Clamps
These clamps are meant to raise or transfer steel plates vertically or horizontally, with some being able to rotate the weight as well. When raising steel plates horizontally and vertically, these clamps are frequently used in combination to provide perfect weight balance. The lifting and beam clamps are intended to catch the steel grip tightly utilizing the clamp’s hooks to ensure the item doesn’t really drop during the lifting procedure; this process ensures safety during the lifting operation.
What is Beam Clamps?
As an ideal hoisting device to be utilized while linked to beam ceilings and operating as hoist machinery, pulley blocks, or weights, beam clamps will prevent you from getting drilling or soldering on walls. In other words, enormous weights can be hung from ceilings in a secure, solid, and exceptional manner thanks to their engineering designs.
Discuss Your Lifting Requirement and Application with MIT Hoist
All of MIT Hoist’s lifting clamps are custom-built, and our experts can assess your lifting application with and assist decide the ideal beam arrangement for the operation.
We have a large selection of standard and non-standard beam clamps and lifting clamps at MIT Hoist which are useful for a wide range of purposes.
Please contact us if you require a custom-made lifting clamp.