Material Handling

Lifting and Material Handling Equipment

Lifting, pulling, and positioning products move and position materials and equipment for shipping, storage, or work processes. Hoisting equipment and winches lift or pull heavy parts and equipment. Lifting hardware such as pulley blocks, shackles & hoist rings help reduce effort or provide secure attachment points when raising or moving heavy items. Below-the-hook lifting devices, lifting magnets, suction-cup lifters, chain, rope, wire rope, and rigging and lifting slings attach to or fit around loads to allow them to be maneuvered with lifting, pulling, and positioning equipment. Cranes and festoon equipment lift and move large, heavy objects such as machinery and structural beams.

Examples of lifting equipment include:

  • overhead cranes and their supporting runways
  • patient hoists
  • motor vehicle lifts
  • vehicle tail lifts and cranes fitted to vehicles
  • a building cleaning cradle and its suspension equipment
  • goods and passenger lifts
  • telehandlers and fork lifts
  • lifting accessories

Lifting accessories are pieces of equipment that are used to attach the load to lifting equipment, providing a link between the two. Any lifting accessories used between lifting equipment and the load may need to be taken into account in determining the overall weight of the load.

Examples of lifting accessories include:

  • fibre or rope slings
  • chains (single or multiple leg)
  • hooks
  • eyebolts
  • spreader beams
  • magnetic and vacuum devices