Lifting Beams & Spreader Beams

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Why Choose Hercules SLR Lifting Beams & Spreader Beams

Lifting beams and spreader beams are long metal beams that connect cranes or hoists to sets of multiple lifting slings. They balance large or awkwardly shaped loads.

A lifting beam only has one lifting point on top, usually its position on the beam is adjustable to account for unbalanced loads. In contrast, A spreader beam has two lifting points on top, one at either end.

Spreader beams convert the weight of the load to inward compressive force and, as a result, can attain relatively good capacity to weight ratios.

Lifting beams are designed to handle bending forces, not compressive ones, and need to be heavier to achieve the same performance as spreader beams. However, lifting beams do require less headroom than spreader beams.

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