Plate Lifting Equipment
Plate materials such as sheet steel requires specialist equipment in order to lift, turn and manoeuvre it more easily and safely. Lifting Gear Direct can supply a range of plate lifting equipment including permanent lifting magnets
and battery powered lifting magnets as well as hand held magnetic grabs. Plate Lifting Clamps
in horizontal, vertical and universal varieties available.
We can also manufacture plate lifting dogs
which are ideal for lifting larger quantities of plate materials. Take a closer look at our sub categories below for more information on the products to help you to decide which item of plate lifting equipment will best suit your needs - still not sure? give our sales team a call or use the rapid enquiry form for more help.
Whether you need to lift one single sheet, small multiples or larger packs we can provide you with the right lifting equipment, our selection of lifting dogs; plate clamps or lifting magnets are perfect for plate handling.
We have range of quality lifting magnets for the lifting of mild steel material, We have permanent lifting magnets and battery operated magnets to offer, both suitable for use on both flat material and cylindrical sections. Easy to install a lifting magnet can be simply hooked onto your crane or hoist hook. Our range of battery powered lifting magnets offer stronger lifting with safe working loads up to 5000kg.
The thickness of the plate material and the condition of its surface will have an effect on the safe working load – care should be taken to follow supplied instructions on WLL reductions.
If you want to move metallic loads manually, we have the means of helping you achieve this more efficiently thanks to our magnetic grabs and claws, which can also be encountered in this category. Big brands including Yale and Eclipse offer products to grab, drag, manoeuvre and generally manipulate plate materials.
Plate Lifting Clamps
Probably the most commonly used piece of plate lifting equipment, the most popular plate lifting clamps hold plate materials firmly within their jaws, some plate clamps are the screw type which hold the plate by adjusting a screw lock; Plate clamps also come with different jaw types to suit a wide range of plate handling tasks; they are available in a variety of styles to enable lifting in different planes, horizontal plate clamps and vertical plate clamps. We have horizontal plate clamps for lifting and lowering plate material in the horizontal plane, and vertical plate clamps for vertical lifting; there are also plate clamps which can turn the plate materials, so for example, it could lift the plate vertically and set it down horizontally. Plate lifting clamps are virtually always used in pairs.
As with our lifting magnets, you can find many manufacturers
represented in our range of plate lifting clamps. Take your pick of items offered by the likes of Camlok and GT to ensure that the quality and compatibility is as good as you would expect.
Plate Lifting Dogs
We manufacture our own sets of lifting dogs in a range of sizes. Lifting dogs are specially shape pieces of steel, on which to place the sheet materials – great for multiples! Lifting slings
are fitted to the top of the dogs and then onto the chosen hoisting device
; it is when the lift begins and the weight of the load is applied, the dogs gently squeeze together applying enough force to hold firmly in place.
The custom nature of our plate lifting dogs makes them especially attractive if you have awkward loads that you need to shift safely
via machine. The good news is that these are not the only bespoke lifting assemblies that we offer; in fact we have a whole family of high quality, customisable options available.
to jib cranes
and even wire rope products, LGD is an established and esteemed producer of great lifting equipment
in its own right. Search our site and you are sure to find what you need.
Looking for assistance?
While the myriad different plate lifting products might be confusing, the Lifting Gear Direct
team is happy to guide you in your journey. Give us a call on 01384 76961 or visit our contact page
where more information on how to get in touch is available.