Sheet and Plate Lifters
Bradley Lifting offers a wide range of sheet and plate handling solutions for Mills, Metal Distribution Centers, Sheet Processors, and More! From Manually Operated Lifters to Fully Motorized Lifters, there are unlimited possibilities to solve the toughest applications. So, whether you are handling plates, single sheets, or stacks of either, contact a Bradley Applications Engineer today to discuss your specific lifting needs!
Mechanical Plate Tongs offer a simple and efficient method for lifting and moving single plates in a production environment. Single and multiple leg tongs are available to suit a wide range of plate lengths. These tongs can be Semi-Automatic or Automatic in operation, providing choices for you to select the tong that suits your specific application. Versions are also available for handling stacks of plate or slabs when necessary.
Asked & Answered
Q: What is the advantage of an Automatic Plate Tong versus a Telescoping Plate Lifter?
A: Automatic Plate Tongs excel in high production environments where efficiency is paramount, however, they are limited in the range of sizes that can be handled with a single unit. Telescoping Lifters offer greater flexibility in the range of sizes that can be handled, and also excel at handling extremely long plate.
Q: How do I select the type of lifter for my application?
A: Bradley Lifting produces many different below-the-hook devices for lifting plate or sheet; several factors must be considered when selecting a particular lifting device:
- Maximum load
- Single or multiple pieces per lift
- Pick / place from a stack?
- Material thickness
- Maximum / minimum dimensions
- Magnetic properties
- Acceptable deflection of material during lift
- Surface critical requirements
- Crane limitations (rated capacity, available headroom)