Airpes spreader beams are the perfect solution if you need a lifting beam and you don't have a low headroom that limits the vertical movement of the crane. A spreader beam is put in the same category of the classic lifting beams - in fact it is very similar to a classic lifting beam- but the rigging and the slings are situated at the ends of the beam. This makes that some of the vertical bending forces that occur on a lifting beam are transformed into horizontal compression forces through the beam This design allows to "spread" the forces along the beam. That means that a spreader beam can lift more weight and a heavier load than a classic lifting beam even if both have the same size, same sling and are built with the same amount of material. On the other hand, given than a spreader beam has its slings on the very end of the beam, it can't operate in low headroom crane installations.
Airpes’ spreader beams are designed and manufactured with the most advanced and demanding standards for material handling and heavy duty lifting cranes. Each one of our spreader beams is not standard but always custom designed for every customer, because it will perform a specific job that demands specific needs.
Spreader beams and lifting beams are a solution designed by Airpes to lift and handle any kind of object in any kind of situation. In addition to fixed spreader beams we can design adjustable spreader beams that will automatically adapt to any kind of object, even if the centre of gravity of this object is tilted to one side. The adjustable version can be automatic or hydraulic. We have experience in the design and manufacture of many types of spreader beams for many companies and sectors: aeronatuics, automotive, wind industry… It doesn’t matter how heavy or big is the load, we will design the heavy duty spreader beam that will do the job. We can adapt our spreader beams to work in any condition, indoor or outdoor and with different kinds of cranes, slings, rigging, chain, hoists and loads. The environment is not a limit.
Customized spreader beams
Our spreader beams are usually used outdoors for companies working in aeronautics, industry or wind energy sector. Usually spreader beams are perfect for working outdoors because you don’t need to worry about the headroom, the only problem of a spreader beam.
Spreader beams main features
Airpes has wide experience in designing and installing any type of lifting device on any crane. The only limit for us is the crane lifting capacity. If this is not a limit, then we can scale the device and hoists to lift almost any object and loads.
Image above: adjustable spreader beam from Airpes installing a wind generator
Adaptations and extra features to your spreader beam
In Airpes we have wide experience in adapting every spreader beam to a specific job and customer. Each one of our spreader beams can be upgraded with features like the following:
- Being adjustable in length – we can design a spreader beam that is adjustable mechanically or hidraulically
- Being adjustable in center of gravity – that way the same spreader beam will be able to lift different objects that are tilted respect to its center of gravity. We install adjustable counterweights to perform this function
- Radio control – you can receive live information about the state of the spreader beam
- Safety features – to deliver a spreader beam that will follow all the mandatory safety rules
Our spreader beams usually are designed and installed for companies working outdoors or that must handle very heady loads. You can lift your spreader beam using a chain or any other type of rigging: we custom design your special spreader beam with the desired and better sling for the work and we adapt the product for any crane.
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