LGH Technical User Guide - Page 153



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Shackle
Use
Shackle Use
Shackle
Use
Shackle Use
NO!
included
angle
120°
30°
30°
“Multiple slings in the body of a shackle shall
not exceed 120 degree included angle”
NO!
YES!
If the shackle is to be side loaded
(with a SINGLE sling) the rated load
shall be reduced according to the
recommendations of the manufacturer or a qualified person. ASME
B30.26 recommends reducing the
capacity of a side loaded shackle
from 30% to 50% as shown below.
NEVER side
load
Round Pin
Shackles
1”
Side
Loading
50% Reduction
90°
45°
30% Reduction


No Reduction
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NO!
YES!
1”
The shackle size should be the
same diameter or larger than
the wire rope size
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v5 - 5/16
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Eye--Bolt
Shackles must be
large enough to
avoid pinching of
synthetic web slings
Hook Use
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Eye Bolt Use
Hook Use
Yes
90° MAXIMUM
included angle
for hooks
Right
Wrong!
Spacers or washers
SHALL NOT be used
between the bushing
flange and the
mounting surface
vertical
pull
only!
will bend!
A hook latch (if required) must be
operational; otherwise it shall be removed
from service.
YES
Eye bolts and Hoist Rings should be
threaded into the surface a minimum
of 1.5 times the thread diameter*
YES
NO!
1-1/2"
1"
1/2"
1" dia
Flat washers may be
used under the shoulder
to position the plane of
the eye
Use a shackle
when lower
horizontal angles
are encountered.
45°
45°
YES
1-1/2
x dia
dia
90°
TECHNICAL INFO
Always load in the
plane of the eye
NO!
Duplex hooks should
be loaded equally on
both sides
Only Shoulder Eyebolts
can be side loaded
* per ASME B30.26-2.9.4.2 “when used
in a tapped blind hole, the effective
thread length shall be at least 1-1/2
times the diameter of the bolt for
engagement in steel ... For other thread
engagements or in other materials,
contact the eyebolt manufacturer or a
qualified person.”
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v5 - 5/16
1/2
The width of the
hook should not
be wider than one
half the length of
the eye
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