Plate Lifting Equipment
Plate materials such as sheet steel requires specialist equipment in order to lift, turn and manouevre 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.
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.
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.
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