Hook is a device for grabbing and lifting loads by means of a device such as a hoist or crane. A lifting hook is usually equipped with a safety latch to prevent the disengagement of the lifting wire rope sling, chain or rope to which the load is attached.
Hooks are a very crucial element when it comes to lifting loads. There is a wide selection to choose from. When you use your lifting hooks, be careful and think about how much weight they can hold. If the hook starts bending or breaking it could damage other parts of equipment that rely on this metal piece as well, so it is very important to consider and choose the right hook for your project.
- The weight of your load
- The type of load and angle of the lift
- Connection point at the head of the hook
- Connection point at the bottom of the hook
- Shackle connections
- Eye bolts, swivel hoists or lifting point connections