New hoist rings for die-flipping applications 08 March 2024

Jergens Inc has recently combined key features of its SP2000™ and Shackle-Lok™ hoist rings and introduced a new secure solution to die-flipping (a standard process of rotating and inverting die plates for cleaning oils and metal chips) as well as for routine maintenance, that helps ensure worker safety and meet required clearances. The new hoist rings come in two versions – standard and Lift-Check™.

Spencer Wills, commercial and business director for Europe at Jergens, said that die-flipping “is no small task given that these plates can be very large in size and weigh thousands of kilogrammes”. Of the new rings, he added: “The additional clearance offered with the new design also helps customers in their die-flipping applications where lifting and rotating is restricted due to issues like limited available floor space. As a rule of thumb, for the greatest amount of clearance, lifting is best achieved when going from horizontal to vertical, then back to horizontal orientation”.

“One of the design drivers,” Spencer continued, “was to make sure users have chain clearance for things like die shoes and external plumbing that mount off the ends. Ensuring zero contact is critical to maintaining the precision and functionality of the die. The side pull design of the new hoist rings has an offset neck and provides 360 degrees of swivel and 180 degrees of pivot, to clear all die components.”

Jergen’s new die-flipping hoist rings are available in both empirical and metric dimensions as standard, or Lift-Check™ style, featuring a proprietary hex-head bolt with go/no-go identification. The rings are CE certified, constructed of alloy steel, with a black oxide body and zinc plated, gold shackle. They’re made in the USA, are magnetic-particle inspected, conform to ASME B30.26 and MIL-STD-209, and feature a 5:1 strength factor.  

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