Plate Lifting Clamps
Plate clamps are designed for lifting and transferring plates such as steel sheets and other similar materials. These clamps can be used to safely and securely move plates horizontally or vertically. This lifting tool is ideal for manufacturing and other industrial settings. Used with a crane hook, the clamp’s cam and jaw mechanism locks the plate in place. Although one can be used to move certain lightweight loads, plate lifting clamps are generally used in pairs in order to lift and transfer loads
Lifting Gear Direct supplies a range of horizontal and vertical plate lifting clamps, including sturdy equipment designed specifically for handling heavyweight items. We also supply high grip and twin clamp models, as well as versatile universal plate clamps for horizontal and vertical lifting needs. All of our plate lifting clamps are tested to ensure safe and effective operations, and they meet the stringiest of safety and quality standards. If you need help choosing the right clamp, contact us by completing our online enquiry form.
92 Series Vertical Lifting Clamp - Capacity 500-3000kg
The LGD92 Plate Clamps are normally used for the transport of sheet metal or for lifting from the horizontal through 180°
The jaw is operated via a locking handle on the 1500, 2000 and 3000kg option, the 500kg is operated via a spring loaded cam.
The material being lifted must have a hardness level below HRC30 . BRINELL300
L J Non-marking Plate Clamp - Capacity 500-1500kg
The non-marking plate clamp is for lifting, turning and transporting of many types of material i.e. steel, stainless steel, aluminium, timber without damaging marking or leaving dents on the surface. Also used for hard surfaces
The surface of the plate must be free of grease and oil. The clamp comes standard with leather lined pads and jaw. Rubber pads can be fitted for polished materials as an option
CY Hinged Vertical Plate Clamp - Capacity 1000kg, 2000kg, 3000kg
The hinged vertical plate clamp can be used for the lifting and transport of plate at different angles, used for lifting from the horizontal and placing down in the vertical position.
The main benefit of the hinged plate clamp is that much longer material can be handled using 2 clamps on a 2 legged chain sling (no need for a spreader beam)
The load capacity must be reduced with the angle of the hook ring as shown in the diagram to the left.
CX Heavy Duty Hinged Vertical Plate Clamp - Capacity 1500-10000kg
The heavy duty hinged plate clamp is used for the lifting and transport of plate at different angles at high WLL.
This clamp can turn racked plates through 90° as shown
The load capacity must be reduced with the angle of the hook ring as shown in the diagram.
HG High Grip - Vertical Plate Clamp - Capacity 500 - 4000kg
The high grip vertical clamps heave a very high clamping force which makes the clamp able to lift up plates with a hardness up to HRC40 / BRINELL375. The clamp is operated via a locking handle
CZ Heavy Duty Plate Clamp - Capacity 1000 - 30000kg
The heavy duty plate clamp-fixed eye is used for the lifting and transport of sheet steel plates in the vertical position, also can rotate through 180°
The clamp is operated via a locking handle.
This clamp can also be ordered with extra wide jaw capacity as per the table above.
CH / HH Horizontal Plate Clamps
Our range of horizontal plate clamps are best suited for use when lifting and transporting single or multiple plates with a minimum plate thickness of 5mm. Working in pairs, chain sling and spreader beam arrangements are recommended.
A pair of clamps with a double leg chain for smaller plates up to 1500mm long. For larger plates use a spreader beam and two pairs of clamps.
Economy Range Vertical Plate Clamps
Our economy range of vertical plate clamps utilise a sophisticated hinged eye and locking system that is ideal for lifting loads and transporting weights ranging from 500kgs to 3000kgs.
RH/WH/WHL/WHP Horizontal Plate Clamps
To be used in pairs these plate clamps are for transporting single and multiple plates horizontally. Available in 4 options:
- Option 1: RH clamp with roller for reduced marking.
- Option 2: WH Clamp with hardened steel teeth.
- Option 3: WHL Clamp with protective plastic lining on the jaw and toe plate, non-marking.
- Option 4: WHP clamp with polyurethane protective coating covering the jaw and toe plate.
THK Horizontal Plate Clamp
Most suited to lifting thin plates with the reversed tooth jaws.
THS Horizontal Plate Clamp
Ideal for the horizontal loading of sheets into presses etc. Can be used individually for loading but need to be used in pairs for transportation. Incorporates a spring loaded safety lock.
TSB Vertical Plate Clamp ( non-marking)
A large jaw capacity vertical lifting plate clamp which produces no marks due to using the friction process. This is created by the use of a special lining on the jaw and pad, similar to brake linings.
TAG / TWG Universal Plate Clamp (wide Jaw)
A versatile, universal plate clamp with wide jaws making them suitable for numerous applications. Additional chain slings are not necessary. With automatic, protective lined, gripping jaws, held by a positive tension jaw spring. A quick release lever enables quicker loading and unloading. Service friendly.