ABOUT THIS CATEGORY
Lifting hooks are devices fitted to a sling for grabbing and lifting loads. These lifting hooks are identified by the way they are connected to the sling. Eye hooks have a circular opening that is normally welded into chains or fittings for a permanent connection, while clevis hooks use a clevis connection to attach itself into a sling. Furthermore, swivel hooks are types of lifting hooks that pivot using bearings or bushings, giving added flexibility for aligning with the load. Most lifting hooks have safety latches that automatically locks and prevents the load from disengaging. Lifting hooks come in grade 80 or grade 100 steel, making them ideal in overhead lifting and sling assemblies as per OSHA and ASME recommendations.