Hooks and Spreader Bars

Hooks, tongs and spreader bars allow users to attach loads at multiple points or create a mechanism for balancing heavy and/or awkward loads for safe lifting. With over 25 years of experience building custom material handling devices for multiple sectors (Manufacturing and Automotive, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Concrete and Steel manufacturing to name a few), we can design, engineer, build, install, and service custom systems designed with your specific application in mind backed by our in-house team of Professional Engineers.

With our complete design, engineering, fabrication, and installation teams, we are able to rigorously test and refine our systems in order to create solutions for whatever material handling problem you are looking to solve.

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Hooks and Tongs

Custom hook lift assists can be manufactured to lift a number of heavy duty applications ranging from large vats (pictured right) to industrial roll cores. 

Tongs are manufactured to create a “scissor” effect that clamps around different casting shapes in order to complete a lift (pictured left).

Designed to specific loading capacity.

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Coil Hooks

Coil lifting hooks, or C-Hooks, are constructed in a range of forms to provide you flexibility and efficiency when managing your lifting tasks. The most typical applications for C-hooks are heavy-duty material handling, lifting, hauling, and/or stacking steel coils, sheet steel, and paper rolls.

Popular use cases:

  • Efficient coil handling by taking into account your lifting capacity and various manufacturing requirements.
  • Effortlessly and safely raise coils of sheet steel into production.
  • Maneuvre coils into small spaces to maximize production space use.

Designed to specific loading capacity.

Spreader Bars

Despite their simplicity, spreader bars are a key piece of equipment for lifting. To achieve the lifting distance, they are made up of a long bar that holds wire rope slings apart. Lifting weights are converted into compressive forces in the spreader bar and tensile forces in the slings by the lifting spreader bar. This facilitates the lifting and transportation of large objects.

Spreader bars are ideal because they enable a single crane to lift items from several locations. It’s also simple to distribute the weight and provide the lift balance with these bars.

To accommodate a variety of lift spreads, you can also change the length of the shackles to change the length of the spreader bars.

Designed to specific loading capacity.

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Liftsafe Engineering offers lifting systems and services for every aspect of your facility. Our specialists have the industry expertise to recommend the best system for upgrading and optimizing your space. Rely on our industry experts to do a walkthrough of your facility to find the right standard or custom lifting solution. From there our in-house engineering team will design your system to meet all regulatory standards which then gets manufactured by CWB qualified welders. Once complete our experienced installers will make sure your system is operational in your facility and our team will continue to protect your equipment for its entire life cycle with our inspection and maintenance services. From start to finish, we design, build, inspect, and maintain.

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