A telescopic spreader beam is an adjustable spreader beam that provides an adaptable solution for handling different loads of varying lengths.
Two lifting points on the top of the beam attach to the legs of a chain, steel wire rope or synthetic sling at a particular angle designed to ensure pure compression. The spreader beam distributes the weight of the load across the two slings. Two lugs on the bottom of the beam (one at each end) connect to a sling or hook which are then connected to the load.
Telescopic spreader beams can be disassembled for inspection of the spreader beam components.
Due to the compressive nature of compressive forces in operation, spreader beams are highly efficient in their use of material. They are therefore typically smaller, lighter, and less expensive to design and manufacture than a lifting beam.
The telescopic functionality allows for convenient transport of the beam.
Spreader beams can be configured for unbalanced loads and can be adjusted for off-centre loads. The centre of gravity is shifted by adjusting the length of one of the legs of the above-the-beam 2-legged sling.
By comparison, a spreader beam offers better stability than a lifting beam. A spreader beam is suited for lifting very wide or heavy-duty loads.
Telescopic Spreader beams require more headroom than lifting beams due to the two-legged sling arrangement required at the top.
We are able to manufacture standard and bespoke custom sizes within 1-3 weeks.