spreader beam

spreader beam

[′spred·ər ‚bēm]
(engineering)
A rigid beam hanging from a crane hook and fitted with a number of ropes at different points along its length; employed for such purposes as lifting reinforced concrete piles or large sheets of glass.
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Model 33 modular system is the newest addition to the company's spreader beam program.
Each plate was welded to a steel rod with a diameter of 30 mm to facilitate a point contact with a spreader beam, which was placed directly above the two rods.
"The system was lifted by one of the port's 100-tonne mobile cranes using a 40-tonne spreader beam (picture right).
Modulift has been chosen by The Royal Navy to supply its spreader beam systems for a variety of lifting applications throughout the UK..
"The crane system, one of the most efficient I've ever seen, features Harrington end trucks and trolley hoists along with a spreader beam designed by the installer to pick up our roof assemblies.
Tenders are invited for Partition assy & spreader beam
A 90-ton (81.6-t) capacity, 58-ft (17.7-m) spreader beam was placed in a tandem lift using the AC 500-2 crane and a crawler crane.
He added: "The system was lifted by one of the port's 100-tonne mobile cranes using a 40-tonne spreader beam. The packing case was designed and prepared in advance and therefore the skill and experience of Transped is paramount in getting the design and positioning of the system right first time.
In conjunction with Shell E&P Ireland, Roadbridge and Walsh Crane Hire, Modulift supplied two 24 metre lattice systems as well as a sling assembly to support the rigging of a single 36 metre spreader beam, to enable varying lengths of pipes to be lifted in a safe and controlled manner.
Tenders are invited for Snap ring & spreader beam
Harland and Wolff's massive Samson gantry crane lifted an incredible 774 tonne load to certify their latest spreader beam arrangement under the watchful eye of Lloyds Ireland.