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Crane Lifting Accessories
Crane lifting accessories and lifting equipment go hand in hand and all cranes will utilize some type of accessory to aid in lifting operations. Cranes Direct can supply the most common types of crane accessories and lifting equipment to further enhance your crane’s versatility. Our selection includes beam attachments, hoisting devices, slinging accessories and loose tackle such as eye bolts and shackles. We can also supply more specific products for special lifting applications such as air hoists and lifting magnets. We can supply our crane lifting accessories at the most competitive prices and with a speedy delivery. Cranes Direct also offer repairs, inspections and servicing for all your lifting equipment which are carried out by our team of experienced engineers.
Hoisting devices are popular crane lifting accessories and are the things which actually do the hard work of lifting and lowering the load itself. There are quite a few different types of lifting devices which fit into this category. Including; electric hoists, chain blocks and lever hoists. Electric hoists are powered, and so the lifting is done at the touch of a button. Chain blocks/manual chain hoists are worked by manually pulling down on the chain, and lever hoists lift by cranking a lever up and down. These hoisting devices all have different advantages and disadvantages. We are able to supply them in a variety of lifting capacities, so it will depend on your needs, as to which version will best suit you.
Here at Cranes Direct we offer a range of hoisting devices to work efficiently with your chosen crane. Our range includes both manual and powered models. Our manual chain blocks are heavy duty chain hoists. A chain hoist will provide a simple and compact lifting solution with SWL up to 30 tonnes available.
The electric hoist range includes the latest models from the world’s leading hoist manufacturers; Yale and Stahl. Leading crane company Cranes Direct incorporates an excellent choice of model variants. Hoists with integrated trolley systems and safe working loads up to 10 tonne are included in the range. Electric hoists provide one of the quickest and safest means to lifting heavy loads. They are frequently utilized across many industries.
If electricity in not available nor appropriate but you require a powered hoisting device then you could use an air hoist. Air hoists are safe and reliable lifting devices which utilize pneumatic air power. An air hoist is capable of lifting enormous loads of up to 50 tonnes. If you are looking for a particular brand or model which is not listed here then please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales team. In most cases we are able to meet your needs at the best possible prices due to our excellent relationships with the leading suppliers.
Beam accessories are probably the most widely used crane lifting accessories on cranes with a runway beam, such as mobile gantry cranes and Jib cranes. Beam clamps and trolleys attach directly to the horizontal beam on the gantry crane; they make it much easier to attach other lifting devices. A beam clamp stays in a fixed position, yet can be removed and re-located if necessary; but a beam trolley moves on wheels across the length of the beam, and what’s more, these can be manually pushed or even better, power driven, alleviating more hard work.
A push or geared Beam Trolley is a common accessory on a crane, due to the fact that it not only enables the easy fitting/attachment of other lifting devices but allows it to traverse across the length of the beam to the precise position where it is needed. The Cranes Direct team can supply quality beam trolley’s direct to you in either manual or geared formats; manual trolley’s require more physical effort and use a push – pull motion to move the trolley whereas a geared trolley requires minimal effort by the simple pull on a chain to rotate the gears and in turn move the trolley across the beam. Also available are beam clamps to suit a range of beam sizes; simply call our team to discuss your needs.
Plate lifting equipment includes devices which have been specifically designed to aid in the lifting of sheet materials; plate clamps and plate lifting magnets are the most popular. Lifting magnets provide an ideal way to lift, move and transport sheet steel, using magnetic forces the sheet material must be ferro-magnetic and clean to ensure a solid connection; there are always minimum and maximum plate thicknesses which each magnet can lift safely with various safe working loads depending on plate length and thickness. A Plate Lifting magnet can be used in singles or multiples which helps to facilitate handling larger sheets. Horizontal and vertical plate lifting clamps can also be supplied, let our team know your requirements.
There are many types of lifting slings available, and each will best suit different types of lifts and loads; there are webbing type slings which may be flat, round or endless, fibre rope slings, wire rope slings, or possibly the most commonly used chain sling, which has been around the longest.
Lifting slings play an integral part in the majority of lifting operations because they deliver the means to attach the load to the lifting device and crane. We can custom manufacture any type of lifting sling to suit your specifications including 1, 2, 3 or 4 leg chain slings with any fittings required in any size and length; web slings, round slings and one-way disposable slings can also be made up by our own team with our specialized machinery in our own factory. We are happy to take orders for single or multiple slings and large batches can also be supplied.
Shackles and eye bolts are probably the most frequently utilized loose lifting tackle within a lifting operation. Shackles can create either a temporary or semi-permanent (depending on the pin type) connector between two devices, for example between two slings or a hoist and a sling. Cranes Direct can supply shackles in bow or Dee type models with lifting capacities up to 55 tonnes.
An eye-bolt provides an anchor point to where slings and hooks etc. can be attached safely; a swivel eye-bolt enables loading from any angle without the risk of becoming un-screwed. Metric and BSW sizes are available from M6 up to M27. Special eye bolts with shaped links, collared eye bolts and eye nuts are readily available.
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