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LiftingSafety "Drop Test" Beam Clamp - Range from 1000kg to 25,000kg

Model:  DTC-2809

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LiftingSafety Drop Test Beam Clamp - 1000kg to 25,000kg
Part N° Capacity (tonnes) Release Capacity (kg) Guide Price Quantity
2809-T6044 1 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6045 2 tonne To be confirmed £  1981.00
2809-T6046 3 tonne To be confirmed £  2318.00
2809-T6047 4 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6048 5 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6049 6 tonne To be confirmed £  3067.00
2809-T6050 8 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6051 10 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6052 12 tonne ~300kg £  3557.00
2809-T6053 15 tonne To be confirmed Quote Required
2809-T6054 20 tonne To be confirmed £  3950.00
2809-T6055 25 tonne To be confirmed £  3950.00
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Drop Test Clamp designed to release a load in a controlled and safe manner.

This drop test clamp can be used to drop loads weighing from 1 tonne up to 25 tonnes. The load is attached to the clamp by a master link. The clamp has an interlock system that will prevent accidental release of the load if one of the release rope is snagged during the lifting phase of the operation.

This clamp is designed to release a load weighing up to 25000kg in a controlled and safe manner.

User Instructions

The dropping of any load is a dangerous activity and the instructions shown below must be adhered to.

Fitting the load to the beam clamp

  • Check the strength and integrity of the lifting sling.
  • Rotate the mechanism clockwise until the jaw can be opened.
  • Open the jaw and fit the master link into the mouth of the clamp.
  • Rotate the mechanism fully anti-clockwise to the stop.
  • Rotate the indicator lever so the pin engages the slot on the cam and rotate the mechanism clockwise to hold the lever in position.
  • Check correct fitting and position before lifting.

Lifting the load to be tested

  • Check position and fitting of clamp as weight is applied.
  • Check lifting sling and load.
  • Check that control rope is free
  • Lift slowly and smoothly at all times.
  • Lifting slings must be vertical at all times.
  • Minimise side loading.
  • Take precautions to stop the load from swinging when lifted from the ground.
Drop test / Load test beam clamp

Releasing the test load

  • Check that all safety procedures are in place.
  • Check that the clamp operator is not in any danger from the load or whipping of the clamp and lifting slings once the load is released.
  • Check control rope is free of snags.
  • Pull the rope so the mechanism rotates anticlockwise until the indicator arm falls away.
  • The clamp is now ready to release the load.
  • Pull the rope so the mechanism rotates clockwise. Take care that the control rope may whip when the load is released.
  • The load will be released once the cam has rotated under the jaw lever.
  • The clamp is now ready for the next lift.

General drop test information

  • Always check the operation of your drop test clamp before use.
  • Never use a worn or damaged drop test clamp.
  • Never exceed the maximum working load limit.
  • Always gently lift and lower.
  • Never stand under a suspended load even with the safety locks engaged.
  • Always stand clear when lifting.
  • Always keep a record of inspections and repairs

The drop test

All load test lifting clamps are tested before sale to a proof load of twice the working load limit. Any clamp that has been repaired must be tested to this load before re-entering service.

Care and maintenance of the clamp

  • Lubricate all moving parts with soft grease.
  • A smear of grease on the top of the jaw will aid in smooth release of the load.
  • Inspect every 1-4 weeks, depending on use,
  • Check for wear in the jaw, hookring and rope.
  • Check for distortion in the shell plates, jaw bolt, internal links and hookring.
  • Check any welds for cracks.
  • Check for smooth operation.
  • Check fasteners for integrity and tightness.

Step-by-step diagrams - Example 1 - Remote Release

Fig.1 Open jaw by lifting handle
Fig.1 Open Jaw by lifting handle
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Clamp ready to lift load.
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Indicator arm falls out.

Step-by-step diagrams - Example 2 - Remote Release

Fig.1 Open jaw by lifting handle
Fig.1 Open Jaw by lifting handle
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Clamp ready to lift load.
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Indicator arm falls out.

Step-by-step diagrams - Example 3 - Manual Release

Fig.1 Open jaw by lifting handle
Fig.1 Open Jaw by lifting handle
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.2 Engage indicator arm
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Fig.3 Lock fully engaged.
Clamp ready to lift load
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Fig.4 Clamp about to release.
Indicator arm falls out.

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