RFA-Tech Lifting Loops are a cost effective method of lifting most types of precast concrete units with all types of threaded lifting inserts.
They are manufactured from high grade steel wire swaged onto a steel ferrule, providing a strong and reliable lifting device that can be re-used, subject to being checked for damage prior to each lift.
Each loop has a tag that is marked with the thread size, safe working load, manufacturer's mark and an individual index number which corresponds to the CE Declaration of Conformity supplied with each loop.
The loops are availble in both metric and Rd threads.
Basic Use Instructions
Prior to each loop being used to lift, it should be threaded into the socket until it is fully bottomed out in the socket. If dirt or ingress prevent this then the threads should be cleaned and the loop re-inserted.
Loops can be used to lift at angles of up to 900. Using Lifting Loops at angles greater than this can cause damage at the ferrule and excess strain on the wires causing breakages.
All loops must be replaced at the first sign of any broken strands, loosening of the outer layer, crushing, kinking, thread damage, corrosion, sharp bends, settling or any other damage that could affect the strength or operation of the item. Lifting Loops should be assessed by a qualified person every six months in line with LOLER regulations.