Chain and lever hoist are most commonly used for applications that require a load to be lifted or suspended overhead. However, when load bearing beams are present, attaching the hoists to the beam can present a challenge, and that's where beam clamps and trolleys come into play. Watch our video for useful information on beam clamps and trolleys, and how you can safely install and put them to use for your application.
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General Safety Information
Be sure to check the width of the beam before making your beam clamp or beam trolley selection.
Always take into consideration the load capacity of the beam and any other lifting devices used in your application.
Never attach a beam clamp or trolley to a beam that is fixed at an angle.
At E-Rigging, we offer 3 different options of Tyler Tool beam attachment products:
Beam clamps are fairly simple in design. They are composed of a set of jaws that open and close by the operation of a threaded handle. The jaws are designed to fit around and onto the flange of a beam. Once tightened to the beam, it will serve as a stationary attachment point for lifting or suspending devices.
Plain Beam Trolleys are designed to freely traverse the length of the beam flange it is attached to. It gives flexibility to the operator and allows the load to be easily moved from one place to the other with ease.
Geared Beam trolleys are essentially the same device as the plain trolley with one major exception. Geared beam trolleys feature wheels that are fitted with gears and chain. The trolley is designed so that when either side of the chain is pulled, the gears and wheels of the trolley will move back and forth along the beam flange, allowing the operator to more precisely move a load from one place to the other.