Lifting hooks come in different sizes and configurations to accommodate a wide range of load capacities and lifting requirements. They are made from high-strength materials, such as steel or alloy steel, to ensure durability and resistance to heavy loads and harsh working conditions. ATO lifting hooks feature safety latches to prevent accidental detachment of the load during lifting operations.
Tips: What is the safety factor for lifting hooks?
The safety factor for lifting hooks refers to the ratio between the breaking strength of the hook and the working load limit (WLL) it is designed to handle. The safety factor ensures that the hook is capable of withstanding loads well above the anticipated working load, providing a margin of safety. The specific safety factor may vary depending on the application and industry standards, but it typically ranges from 4:1 to 6:1. For example, a hook with a WLL of 1,000 kilograms may have a breaking strength of 4,000 to 6,000 kilograms. This allows the hook to withstand unexpected loads, potential shock forces, and other dynamic factors that may occur during lifting operations, ensuring the safety and reliability of the lifting equipment.