Using a standard drop-forged standard collared eyebolt can be great for a limited amount of applications, they're cheap, reliable and strong when used correctly (within 0-5°). But, it is this 'correct' use that is the downfall of so many applications that see standard lifting points and eyebolts wear quickly or worse, fail under load.

Thankfully there is an awesome solution to the problem - Rotational Lifting Points. Otherwise known as RLP's, selecting the right one for the job is pretty easy. There are a number of different styles but the core purpose is to be rotational through 360°. This is performed through a smooth bearing system that provides free and easy rotation under load. 

Why make the switch? 

Using rotational eyebolts and points will instill confidence and change the way you lift for good. Lifting with a quality rated product that you categorically know is capable of taking the rated load at the rated angles is pure peace of mind not only for the operator but for the company and their insurance policy- many insurance providers covering cranes and lifting are now insisting on rotational and swivel lifting points since the accident risk rate is so much lower.

How do I specify a rotational lifting point? 

Choosing the right point is relatively simple. Firstly as with a lot of equipment being used to lift or support goods, we need to check the weight of the load you are lifting followed by the desired thread diameter and the thread length. Most manufacturers offer an extended thread length option for those more specialised applications that require extra long shanks.

I'm looking for something a little special, how can you help?

We have a huge range of both fixed and rotational designs which can be used for various applications. We cover everything from stainless steel and corrosion-resistant to specialist long thread points with a temperature exposure indicating powder-coated finish.

Which brand is right for me?

When it comes down to brand it really should be a decision that is a result of required functionality, once functionality is concluded then one should consider their budget for the project and the length of time the component will be in service, the rest, of course, is completely your decision but it would be tough to go wrong with any of our superb range below: