Lifting Gear Direct supplies a variety of plate lifting dogs, including lifting dogs in flat plate, round section and end plate configurations. Our range also includes large plate lifting dogs with spacer bars and chain assemblies which are ideal for lifting packs or multiple sheets. End dogs can be used in conjunction with other types in order to support the flex when lifting larger sheets. Lifting magnets are another great way to lift sheet materials or we have a selection of plate clamps if you prefer.
Plate lifting dogs are designed for lifting sheets of metal and similar loads. Made from robust and durable steel, this lifting tool allows operators to lift a plate on an edge.
Each type of lifting dog has a flange or lip where the steel or other plate material sits. The top edge of the dogs are fitted to a lifting sling. When the loaded dogs are lifted the forces imposed from the angles and weight will ensure the plate dogs close around the plate and holds firmly until set down again.
There are a few different types of lifting dogs available, read on to find out more.
This specialised handling equipment is designed to handle loads of up to 6 tonnes. They are ideal for lifting packs of plate materials with a thickness up to 400mm. Because they come with a chain sling already attached they are easy to fit to a hoist and ready to use in seconds.
These are made from flat steel sheet. They incorporate a lifting ring for easy sling attachment. Flat plate dogs can lift up to 5 tonnes in weight and can be made to suit your pack dimensions.
Manufactured from round, tubular steel sections these plate dogs ate the strongest. They can handle plate loads up to 10 tonne. Lifting chain and hooks will be required to attach the dogs to a hoisting device. Lifting Gear Direct can easily supply these at the same time.
These end dogs are ideal for supporting and lifting larger plates and work well with our large dogs with spacer bars. They come complete with long lifting chain and grab hooks.
LGD are able to supply a range of plate handling equipment to suit a variety of plate lifting tasks. Plate clamps are one of the most popular type of plate lifting device. They come in numerous designs to facilitate handling plate materials in different ways. For example, horizontally or vertically.
We also supply a range of lifting magnets. These rely on magnetic forces to grab the sheet steel. Because they are placed on the flat part there is no marking and no damage will occur on the edges. There are two types of lifting magnets available, permanent magnets and battery powered magnets. View our full range of industrial magnet lifters to find out more. We also have a selection of magnetic grabs and claws available to aid in lifting sheet steel by hand. They offer a much better grip without the stress and potential damage to your hands.