June 12, 2023

Understanding Requirements for Below-the-Hook-Lifting Fixtures: An Introduction to ASME B30.20 

Lifting fixtures are essential elements of many manufacturing and construction sites, allowing heavy loads to be moved under precise control. Below-the-Hook (BTH) lifting fixtures or devices have many advantages (see the top advantages of BTH lifting devices) but can be dangerous if not designed well and operated safely. To ensure compliant design and performance, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has established a set of safety standards that all manufacturers and operators of BTH lifting fixtures must follow. The correct standards can be difficult to find or ambiguous in real-case scenarios. We have spent the time looking through the standards to apply them to a diverse number of applications. As a mechanical engineering company, we do this with our work in below-the-hook lifting devices. In this blog post, we will summarize the ASME B30 standard as it applies to below-the-hook lifting devices.
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