|Hook Safety Latches
Crane Hook Gravity Safety Latches
Latch and Clamp Assemblies for Special Applications
Back in 2006 we developed a unique safety latch and clamp
assembly for a specific request using existing crane hooks.
The customer’s request and developed solution was
highlighted in one of our newsletters in May of that same
year. See our Safety
Latches for Crane Hooks
Since that time, we have supplied this same concept latch to
dozens of companies looking for specific solutions to an
existing problem. Some of the reasons for applying this
- Requirement for a safety latch on a hook that does
not have a latch eye
- Getting the operators fingers and hands out of the
throat of the hook when rigging or attaching a below the
- Plant operation requires that the hook pick up a
lifting bail that can not be handled by an operator
(think annealing oven, or charge bucket)
- Conventional spring type hook is too hard to open
- Lifting device and or bottom block weigh enough to
crush a conventional stamped safety latch
- The lifting operation needs to pin open or close the
Application of the latch to the existing hook does not
damage the hook, or require cutting. Operation is simple and
easy to use, with the operator’s hand behind the hook and
out of the way so heavy or rigid loads do not mash fingers.
These videos show the simple normal operation of the latches
This video shows the latch is capable of “hands free”
with a lifting device. Use of a Bushman rotating bottom
block is ideal for this.
Dane Vance demonstrating the operation of the latch
The above photos show use of the latches with a motorized
Bushman coil grab. If you have a motorized bottom block, and
a motorized coil grab, you know how hard it can be to keep
conventional safety latches from bending. These latches will
not bend from the weight of the bottom block!
These latches are not for all applications. But for
specific applications these latches can be the solution to
operation and safety requirements.
for assistance with your Hook Safety Latch questions and applications.