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Ladle Hooks and Beams

Ladle beams with ladle hooks or J-hooks are a type of below-the-hook lifting device used to position and rotate ladle hooks or J-hooks to control the flow of molten liquid. Their features include: 

  • Laminated, riveted and welded steel hooks designed to AIST Standard No. 7
  • Hardened steel pins
  • Forged steel or fabricated chase blocks and pins
  • Removable wear strips and bronze bushings
     

ladle beam with ladle hooks
70-ton lifting bail with ladle hooks, chase blocks and pins

Paper roll sister-style hooks
Paper roll, sister-style hooks with bronze palm bushings, radial keys and keeper plates 

  • Palm bushings protect the paper roll or ladle trunion from wear.
  • Radial key retains the palm bushings in place.
     

 power rotating ladle beam
An 80-ton capacity, reeved in power rotating ladle beam with fabricated chase blocks and ladle hooks with bronze palm bushings and hardened steel eye bushings

riveted ladle hooks
These 80-ton capacity riveted ladle hooks are for the 80 ton ladle beam above.

riveted laminated ladle hooks
Four 260-ton riveted laminated ladle hooks with bronze palm bushings, welded bumper stops and 1040 steel eye bushings

ladle hook with steel palm bushings
35-ton ladle hook with steel palm bushings and wear strips for hook protection. Palm bushings can be manufactured from various materials to suit the customer’s specific needs

Manufacturing Method for Lifting Hooks

laminated hook plates
370-ton laminated hook plates are leveled, flame cut, bolted and tack welded together prior to riveting.

Hook plates drilled and countersunk.
Hook plates are drilled and countersunk.
Plate laminations are riveted together
Plate laminations are riveted together using a special air-powered riveting machine.

Hook plates are riveted together
Hook plates are riveted together. Rivets are placed in an electric heater until the correct temperature is reached.

Hook plates are riveted together
Hook plates are riveted together. Rivets are placed in an electric heater until the correct temperature is reached.

Rivet is formed
Rivet is formed using the riveting machine.

Properly formed rivet head
Properly formed rivet head.