The handling of block-shaped materials is a common requirement and Bradley Lifting engineers have developed a long list of proven lifting solutions for handling of metals (ferrous & non-ferrous), wood, paper, carbon, cement and much more.
Bradley Lifting grabs can lift either a single block or clamp across several blocks at once (i.e. “book-ending”). During the lift, our Block Grabs can rotate the load about any axis or, for multiple items, shift the position of each block relative to the group.
Blocks can be efficiently handled using Tongs, Telescoping Drive Lifters, or almost any other family of lifting equipment that Bradley Lifting manufactures. Our Application Engineers can help you select the proper tool for your Block Handling requirements.
Asked & Answered
Q: What options are available for gripping blocks?
A: Grip Points or Jaws are often used and selected based on the material to be handled. When surface finish is important, non-marking grip pads can be chosen to help protect your materials.
Q: Can multiple blocks be handled at once?
A: Bradley Lifting has many solutions for handling multiple blocks. The most common approach is squeezing the blocks together or “book-ending” as it is sometimes referred to.
Q: Can blocks be positioned once lifted?
A: Yes. Depending on the needs of your application, Bradley Engineers can design a lifter to allow pivoting, rotating, or upending.