Eye bolt is everywhere, one of the most popular types of rigging hardware, do you know eye bolt?
Just like slings, sling hooks, and shackles, turnbuckle, eye bolt come in a number of different designs and configurations. Eye Bolts can be used as a connection point for rigging, anchoring, pulling, pushing, or hoisting applications.
Although eye bolts are commonly used in industrial applications, they’re also commonly misunderstood or used incorrectly.This is why we wrote this article to figure out the time about the different types of eye bolts and how or when they can be used.
We are starting talking from the parts of eye bolts, usually there’s 3 parts of eye bolts.
- Eye – loop formed at the top that can be either bent, welded, or forged
- Shoulder – “skirt” where the eye and shank come together designed to resist bending
- Shank – threaded shaft that attaches to the eye
Always ensure that the eye bolt that you select meets or exceeds the working load limit for the task at hand and is comparable to the WLL of the slings and other rigging hardware being used.
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