Lifting & Spreader Beams

Lifting beams and spreaders can be designed for general purposes or as bespoke beams for a specific use so it's important you know what you need to use the lifting beams and spreaders for as to not get the wrong one which can't perform it's job.

Lifting beams and spreaders are used for a variety of reasons and purposes and you can read a quick overview of what each one does below. If you read the below and you're unsure of what lifting beams and spreaders you need, you can contact an experienced member of the Lifting Equipment Store and we will be happy to assist you.

Lifting beams and spreaders reduce the required headroom when lifting, providing you with multiple points where an object can be lifted, offer a means of handling and balancing out loads (adjustable), providing a vertical lift which can be controlled with an inward pull, and can have special attachments added if required.

As long as the beam is stable you should not have any issues when its lifting your items. It's important that you make sure the weight is equally distributed and invest in special attachments if required to make the lifting safer and more efficient for you.

When considering calculations for lifting an item, it's important to make sure you know the beam weight. It's important that you add this to the weight of the load when assessing the total load imposed on the crank hook. In addition, you can purchase lifting accessories that can help with lifting items with trickier shapes to lift. Some of these lifting accessories include, shackles, wire rope slings, chain slings, web slings, and plate clamps.

Lifting beams come in a range of shapes and sizes and again it's important that you get the right lifting beam for the objects you need to lift. There are lifting beams, lifting spreaders, and lifting frames.

  • Lifting beams: The lifting beams are a simple lifting beam typically has a single lifting eye above the beam which is hooked to the lifting equipment and lower lifting eyes on the underside of the beam are used to connect the load.

  • Lifting spreader: The lifting spreader is a simple spreader that has a configuration made up of a suspension sling which the lifting equipment hooks onto at each end of the spreader beam, which can then be connected to the load.

  • Lifting frames: The lifting frames are made up of 4 spreaders.

You can have a combination of beams and spreaders so it's important that you pick the ones that suit your needs best. You can see the full range of our lifting and spreader beams below.