RFA-Tech Swivel Lifting Eyes are a cost effective method of lifting most types of precast concrete units with all types of threaded lifting inserts. They are especially useful for pitching and turning units, and for high volume lifting on site or in the factory where wire rope lifting devices can wear out quickly.
They are manufactured from high grade steel, which provides a strong and reliable lifting device that can be re-used repeatedly subject to being checked for damage prior to each lift.
Each eye is marked with the safe working load, manufacturer's production batch marks, angle guides and an individual index number which can be found on the CE Declaration of Conformity supplied with each item.
The eyes are available in metric and Rd threads.
Basic Use Instructions
Prior to each Swivel Lifting Eye being used to lift, it should be threaded into the socket until the face of the eye is flush to the face of the concrete and hand tightened with a spanner. If dirt or ingress prevent this then the threads should be cleaned and the eye re-inserted.
Swivel Lifting Eyes can be used in axial loads and at angles of up to 900 from vertical for pitching/turning units. The base of the eye rotates freely through 3600 under load.
Swivel Lifting eyes should be examined for damage before each lift, paying particular attention to the threads, crane hook eye, and general wear and tear. Wear on the ball bearings can be easily recognised by any play in the swivel mechanism. Replace worn out swivel eyes as soon as this is visible. Swivel Lifting Eyes must be assessed by a qualified person every six months in line with LOLER regulations.