Spreader Frames, Lifting Frames & Multi-Point Lifts
Spreader Frames and Lifting Frames are recommended for loads that have more than two lifting points; they can also be the ideal lifting equipment for when headroom is limited. Modulift offer several types of Spreader Frames and Lifting Frames for Multi-Point Lifts; please see below for further details of our Spreader Frames and Lifting Frames:
CMOD Modular Spreader Frames
Our most economical option is the CMOD Modular Spreader Frame; designed to expand the capabilities of our Modular Spreader Beam System - the Struts from the Spreader Beam are combined with 4 Corner Units to complete the Frame. Customers that already have Modulift Struts can re-use these with the Corner Units to achieve 4-Point lifts, making this a versatile solution.
This Spreader Frame is also designed for where there are height restrictions, as the height of the rig will be lower than a '1 over 2' rig.
The CMOD Spreader Frame is currently available from the CMOD 6 up to the CMOD 250. The systems will lift up to 300t.
Modulift CMOD Spreader Frame Range up to 300t
Expanding on a very popular CMOD Spreader Frame, we have designed and manufactured a T Piece conjunction to further develop the capabilities of the CMOD Spreader Frame. This fantastic connection allows the frame to become a 6 point or 8 point heavy lift.
- With more lifting points, there is more support for larger and heavier lifts
- Reduces rigging time compared to a cascading spreader beam arrangement
- Lower head room compared to a cascading spreader beam arrangement
It is important to note that Turnbuckles must be used on top sling legs to ensure no sling is slack. Plus all the Corner Units and T Pieces must be connected to the crane hook and the load.
8 point Lift: The T Piece CMOD Spreader Frame (8 Point) is modular in span, and every frame consists of 4 Corner Units and 4 T Pieces, with intermediate struts that can be bolted into the assembly to achieve a range of spans.
6 Point Lift: The T Piece CMOD Spreader Frame (6 Point) is modular in span, and every frame consists of 4 Corner Units and 2 T Pieces, with intermediate struts that can be bolted into the assembly to achieve a range of spans.
Cascaded Spreader Beams
When no height restrictions apply a standard solution is to use several Spreader Beams in a Cascading Rig. For example, a '1 over 2' Spreader Beam Rig to achieve a 4-Point lift consists of 3 Spreader Beams: 1 at the top and 2 underneath, connect by Slings and Shackles. See the Rig Design page for more information on typical types of rigs.
Low Height Lifting Frames
For lifts where height is severely restricted, Modulift can design and manufacture Low-Height Lifting Frames. Similar to Spreader Frames, but whereas Spreader Frames have top Slings attached between the frame corners up to the crane hook in the centre, instead a Lifting Frame generally has no top slings – rather the crane hook attaches directly to a large lug on the top of the frame in the centre.