Essential Types of Forged Hooks for Lifting and Rigging Applications

Hooks can be utilized in a wide range of applications, including lifting, rigging, towing, pulling, and securing. Often, these hooks are used together with chains. There are specialized hooks designed for specific rigging and lifting tasks. For instance, sling hooks are designed to have the load or force applied to the base or bowl saddle of the hook. Additionally, grab hooks feature a slot or throat of uniform width, which allows them to secure onto a chain link, typically to form a chain loop for load support.

Common Types of Forged Hooks for Lifting & Rigging Applications

In the lifting and rigging industries, hooks are essential for moving components from one location to another. Due to their usage and the advantages of steel forging, these hooks need to be extremely strong and capable of withstanding heavy loads. Various types of hooks are designed and produced based on their specific applications. Below are some common types of forged hooks used in lifting and rigging:

Slip Hooks
Clevis Slip Hooks

Clevis slip hooks need to match the chain size and are designed for use primarily with graded chains, attaching directly to the chain. They are available in heat-treated carbon and alloy steel. The load must be applied in line with the clevis and placed firmly in the base (bowl saddle) of the hook.

Clevlok Sling Hooks

Clevlok sling hooks should be matched to the chain size and grade, designed for use primarily with Grade 80 chains. These hooks attach directly to the chain and are made from heat-treated alloy steel, often with an optional latch. The load must be applied in line with the clevis and placed firmly in the base (saddle-bowl) of the hook. Note: The latch is meant to retain items such as slings and chains under slack conditions only and is not intended to support the load.