We all know how important it is to provide suitable suspensions points to ensure a safe and smooth lifting procedure. Eye bolts are some of the most critical pieces of lifting equipment that will allow the safe handling, manipulation and transport of countless items. Particularly suited for objects which are too heavy to be lifted by personnel and that may be too bulky to be handled by a forklift, eye bolts enable even the most sensitive of items to be correctly moved. We can also provide a wide range of other types of lifting accessories & loose tackle.
Eye bolts available in a variety of sizes
Eyebolts are available in a variety of sizes and shapes from Lifting Gear Direct to accommodate very specific needs; some will have round heads while others can be oval, there are also models with reevable links. Threading on the shank can be different between designs (metric or BSW Whitworth threads usually available) and come in a range of lengths including the much lengthier long shank eye bolts. The eye bolts can be galvanised for hostile or outdoor environments allowing complete flexibility. Collared eye bolts are probably the most popular in our range, though we also supply dynamo eye bolts, stainless steel eye bolts, eye & bow nuts and also a range of specialist eye bolts.
Ideally the suspension should be chosen in such a way that every sling system (hook assembly, ring assembly, wire rope slings and round slings) can be used without necessitating additional manipulations which are time consuming and insecure, frequently heavy plates are used which have not been intended for inclined loads, or hooks with a small width cannot be attached. Swivel eye bolts are ideal for lifting loads from a variety of angles. Standard eye bolts are ideal for straighter lifts.
Non-rated lifting points mean a high safety risk, they must have an identified “working load limit” manufacturers identification markings and must meet all lifting requirement standards.
Eye Bolts From Lifting Gear Direct
Eye bolts can be utilized with much of our lifting gear range. We are able to supply a vast range of eye bolts which have different features to suit a wide array of tasks. Long shank eye bolts, dynamo eye bolts and collared eye bolts are all popular eye bolts. Most of our eye bolts can be purchased in metric or BSW Witworth sizes ranging up to the M27 eye bolt, so whatever your requirements, we can provide a product to match. Some of our eye bolts with special features include oval or egg shaped reevable links, to aid in more angular lifting scenarios. Additionally we supply eye & bow nuts, which screw onto an existing bolt.
Manufactured from quality steel you can be assured of hardwearing, durable eye bolts that are robust enough for arduous lifting tasks. They are normally self-coloured, but electro-galvanization or hot dipped galvanised may be an option. Certification is issued with every eye bolt, and if required an EC declaration of conformity..
At Lifting Gear Direct our eye bolts are always supplied at highly competitive prices, to ensure value for money every time. We can supply the top branded eye bolts or our standard range – equally up to the task. If you need some extra information or need advice on the best eye bolt for your application, then simply pick up the phone and dial 01384 76961 to speak to one of our sales team. Alternatively you may use the rapid enquiry form from the flashing red icon on each page, or else go to the contact us page for all our details.
Safe use of EyeBolts
When using any type of eyebolt there are some basic procedures which must always be followed, they should always be inspected prior to use to make sure that; all markings are readable; they are free from cracks, corrosion and gouges etc; the thread is undamaged; and they are screwed in tightly, and seated correctly; eyebolts which swivel should do so smoothly. Always check installation points are suitable. Single points should always be directly in line with the centre of gravity, multiple anchor points should be arranged evenly / symmetrically about the centre of gravity and each point must be in the same lifting plane.
If bolted (not welded) eyebolts are to be used where shock loading, twisting or vibrations may occur then it is possible and recommended to further secure the bolts by the use of an appropriate securing adhesive or use crown nuts with a key or counter nut etc. You should never cut, grind, or machine eyebolts, nor should they be heat treated.
It is required that eyebolts are inspected and tested at regular intervals, usually six monthly, this is because these products could be affected by wear, misuse and overloading etc. This should be done even more frequently if the eyebolts are used in severe operating conditions.
In conclusion, it is imperative to always follow manufacturers usage and inspection instructions, failure to do so could have serious consequences.