Caldwell's Director of Engineering took some time to explain the differences that exist between a spreader beam and a lifting beam in the latest FAD Equipment Store Newsletter.
How do you Choose Between a Spreader Beam and a Lifting Beam?
What is the difference between a spreader beam and a lifting beam? And which one best suits your requirements below-the-hook?
These are common questions that we put to Tom Eicher, director of engineering at The Caldwell Group Inc., a manufacturer of a range of below-the-hook lifting solutions for crane, material handling and other applications, including lifting and spreader beams, vacuum attachments, remote releasing hooks, and gantry cranes.
Lifting beams are typically designed for a bending moment versus the spreader beam that incorporates top rigging and is designed for a compressive load...
Click here to read the full article and to understand all the differences between these two beams!