Stainless steel is an excellent material for making lifting equipment, including wire ropes and accessories like stainless steel eye bolts. Aside from its anti-corrosion properties, it simply looks good and is eye-catching enough to show off for purely aesthetic purposes. We supply stainless steel eye bolts of various styles, letting you create anchor points that will literally shine out and stop people in their tracks. Check out the different options we offer and click through to the individual product pages to get even more info on each stainless steel eye bolt.
As the name suggests, our dropforged stainless steel eye bolts have been through a thorough series of regulated tests to ensure that they are able to offer specific working load limits. This gives you the ability to use them for tasks that are more than just decorative; they will be ready and able to manoeuvre heavy objects and equipment when anchored to a suitable lifting sling.
Just like their load-tested counterparts, these untested equivalents are made using stainless steel and so are simple to maintain and will not rust over after being exposed to moist environments. However, they are produced from a cast rather than via drop forging. As a result they are not rated for lifting tasks and so should not be used as such. With the stylish sheen of stainless steel on their side, they are still a great addition to construction projects when you want to make a statement, but should always be used safely and never put under load.
We have already discussed some of the perks of stainless steel as a material, but it is worth reiterating why it is so often chosen to produce parts for lifting purposes and other industrial uses. Its ability to combat corrosion is obviously useful in scenarios where exposure to the elements is unavoidable. This applies in construction and manufacturing, but also in the maritime industry where salt water is just as much of a problem as the rain.
Because the surface of stainless steel will not corrode quickly, it is also not much of a challenge to maintain it and make sure it stays looking its best.
The properties of stainless steel eye bolts may not matter much if you are looking to lift materials indoors, away from the view of the public and the perils of the weather. In this case our metric thread dynamo eyebolts might be a good alternative. We also have collared eye bolts to buy, with various load capacities and thread forms to choose amongst.
Deciding which lifting tackle you need to order can be taxing, especially with stainless steel eye bolts thrown into the mix. Make things simple by talking to Lifting Gear Direct. You can email us with your questions and expect a quick reply. Call 01384 76961 if you would rather speak with our team in real time.