Your Guide for Using Spreader Beams

Spreader beams are an important tool to lift any extremely heavy object in an industrial, construction, or similar setting. They are used to distributing weight more evenly along a hoist, improving safety while massively multiplying the amount that can be lifted. This video clearly demonstrates the utility of modular spreader beams, their proper installation, and their safe application.

A spreader beam is, at the heart, a simple device.

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Heavy loads that are suspended from only one lift point are dangerous, awkward, and hard to use. All the forces tend to concentrate on one or two mooring points, pushing the materials to crisis. What’s more, the inarticulate distribution of weight means that twisting, spinning, and other rotational torque is felt directly on the mooring point. This means that the load has a greater tendency to go out of control, and, of course, there’s far more twisting force on the lifting points. Lateral motion, especially outside under wind, is a recipe for disaster under these circumstances.

Modular spreader beams are first set to be the exact appropriate length for the load to be carried, then placed inside the lifting apparatus. The mooring points are attached to the ends of the spreader beam, where the beam’s incredible strength under compression can come into the fullest play. This imparts stability and cohesion, allowing the heavyweight to be moved safely and with the most control possible.

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