Lifting Beams (sometimes referred to as Spreader Beams) are, at first glance, relatively simple devices. However, it takes a knowledgeable and experienced supplier to produce a lifting beam that is reliable, safe and maximizes the efficiency of a customer’s operation. Bradley Lifting manufactures Lifting Beams that are suitable for mill-duty service by incorporating keyed and welded connections, closed section members, reinforced joints and high strength alloy steel in wear or damage prone areas.
Custom Lifting Beam
Asked & Answered
Q: What information is needed to design a custom lifting beam for my application?
A: We will need to know the capacity and dimensions of the loads you are handling. Center-of-gravity information may be required for asymmetrical loads. The available crane capacity, the dimensions of the rigging points, and any clearance or headroom limitations will also be necessary to properly design your lifter. As always, photos, sketches, and drawings will be extremely helpful.
Q: What methods are best for attaching the load to your lifting beam? A: We can provide a multitude of options for this. Traditional wire rope, chain, or nylon slings are most common, with end attachments specifically suited to the loads you wish to carry.
Q: What features are offered to help protect the surfaces of my products? A: We can offer protective linings to help minimize marking of the loads to be handled. UHMW polyurethane is just one example material that is often used.