LGH is known for its immense supply of equipment for everything relating to hoisting, rigging, pulling and jacking projects. Within the fleet of 70,000 plus pieces of equipment, some are bound to be underutilized. One such product are the extremely useful – if used properly – Lindapter flush clamps.
We’ve all heard the saying that there’s more than one way to rig a project. While that may be true, having a thorough knowledge of available options goes a long way toward ensuring you can perform nearly ANY lift in the safest and most efficient manner.
Think about some of the different ways you’ve gone about moving an item from one point to another over terrain that is unconducive to using rollers or gantries. What have you done to clear-span a gap when you don’t have the space for a crane. I’m betting that having a monorail setup allowing you to suspend a load and trolley it across the room would have been immensely helpful. It would probably have also saved a ton of time. Lindapter flush clamps make that possible with an engineered, safe assembly if you know how to use them.
Let’s look at six facts you may or may not have known about these clamps, depending on your experience level working with them, that can sway you toward utilizing these on more of your jobs.
- Work with both existing structural beams as well as steel and aluminum gantry beams.
Allows you to create a perpendicular monorail system bridging the gap between two points without altering the structure of either beam in any way.
- ALWAYS attach the load-bearing beam below the beam it’s being affixed to.
Setting up the monorail system in this way ensures proper weight distribution of your load and alleviating CG or overloading issues.
- Can be used at up to a 45-degree angle.
Depending on the flange size of the beams you’re working with, this can provide even greater flexibility on suitable applications. These clamps are a great solution provided the flange thicknesses of your beams fall between 3/16” and 3/4” and width is between 3” and 7”. See the chart to the right for the guideline on what angles are possible based on the flange sizes of each beam.
- Only 108 lb/ft of torque is required to tighten the bolts.
Given most torque wrenches carry 3’ levers attached, it’s rather light. This means that only about 36 pounds of force are required to achieve proper torque.
- Each clamp is capable of handling a 3-ton load.
This allows for a multi-ton system based on configuration similar to hydraulic gantries. When creating this style system, known CG is imperative to stay below the working load limits.
- Beams of varying flange widths and materials can be married to one-another.
If you have a 7” flange beam existing and only need a beam carrying a 3” flange, given the adaptability, there are no challenges joining the beams together
- Say you have two 3-ton aluminum gantries available but also need to bridge across a 30’ span. With no aluminum beams that length, a steel beam can be added to the system. Just make sure to factor theweight of the steel beam into the load.
Please take a look at the specifications of these clamps by clicking here. You can also reach out to your local LGH rental representative to discuss the suiability for your project. For more information, call us at our national headquarters at 800-878-7305 to speak with one of our equipment experts. For all of your equipment rental needs, LGH is here to help you along your way. Visit us at rentlgh.com and live chat with one of our rental specialists for any questions you may have.