Setting The Standards For Lifting
Specialists In UK Manufactured Lifting Equipment
At Lifitng Gear Outlet we supply and stock various eyebolts from standard DIN eyebolts, Collared standard eyebolts, Long Shank and Dynamo.
At Lifting Gear Outlet, we sell a variety of lifting points for easy attachment available from brands such as Yoke and Rud.
Eyebolts & Lifting Points
An eyebolt, also known as a lifting eye or eyelet, is a bolt with a loop at one end and are typically available in metric and imperial dimensions. The eye bolt has a threaded shank or rod which is securely screwed into a structure. Once the bolt is secured in place, ropes or cables can be anchored to or fed through the protruding loop.
Types of Eyebolt
Forged: These eyebolts are forged as one piece rather than formed and have a continuous eye and shoulder. This design enables them to be used for heavier loads.
Plain or Regular: Used for vertical loading only and are not recommended for angular lifting. They can also be used with tie downs to secure loads and as wire guides.
Collared: Collared or shouldered eyebolts are fully threaded and reinforced with a collar or shoulder. When installed the shoulder sits flush with the mounted surface and offers more stability to the base of the eye and prevents bending and deforming. This design means that these eyebolts can be used for angular loads of up to 45°.
Commercial or Load Rated: These eyebolts are designed for use in lightweight non-load bearing applications such as securing ropes or cables to posts and are not used to lift or suspend an object. Load rated eye bolts often have embossed stamping on the body of the eye bolt stating the working load limit (WLL), batch number and thread size.
Machinery: Machinery eye bolts are forged and shouldered and have threads with a high holding strength. These eyebolts have a heavy-duty design and are made to high specifications and standards. Applications include connection points in rigging applications and, due to their shouldered design, can be used to angled loads.
Swivel: Swivel eyebolts are able to rotate 360°. The eye of the bolt can also move around which improves flexibility in attachment. Swivel eyebolts are used in heavy applications and are designed to lift from various angles.
• Steel & hardened steel
• Stainless steel
Eyebolts can also be galvanised, anodised or plated to prevent corrosion. The most common material is stainless steel as it is corrosion resistant and makes the eyebolt suitable for use in outdoors or offshore applications such as marine applications and in the oil, gas or wind energy sectors.