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    Guidelines for Inspection & Proper Use

    Guidelines for Inspection & Proper Use

    1. Follow all the requirements of laws, rules and regulations applicable in your country, state or province pertaining to lifting operations, ensuring that all maintenance, testing, inspection and operator training requirements are strictly followed. This is in your interest and can prevent fatal accidents and industrial disasters.
    2. Checklist
      1. Is any part of the equipment distorted?
      2. Are any cracks visible or is extensive corrosion evident?
      3. Is any wear evident at: suspension points, wheels, shackles, gears, pivots, pins, bolts, threads, springs or other moving parts?
      4. Are locking arrangements functional and safe?
      5. Are Work Load Limit, Serial Numbers and other markings legible?
      6. Have all inspections or tests been regularly performed and recorded?

    SuperClamp Equipment Guidelines

    1. Ensure that SUPERCLAMP equipment is suitable for the specific lifting or suspension operation you intend to undertake.
    2. Ensure that structures supporting SUPERCLAMP equipment are of adequate design and comply with all legal requirements. Structures designed for lifting operation purposes are usually marked with Work Load Limits which must not be exceeded. Ensure that structures are tested and certified for such use and the appropriate certification is current.
    3. Never stand beneath a suspended load.
    4. SUPERCLAMP products are primarily designed for in-line use only and the equipment is marked accordingly. Never use SUPERCLAMP products for side loading applications unless this is specifically recommended on the original SUPERCLAMP identification plate affixed to the unit. If the identification plate states that the unit must be used at 0 degrees only, then NO side loading/angle loading is permitted.
    5. Never use a single clamp as a lifting point on a beam/girder. Always use two or more clamps to ensure a stable lift. Use a spreader beam when applicable.
    6. SUPERCLAMP products must not be attached to defective structures or materials. Ensure that run way beams are fitted with endstops and are free from defects. Should a defect on a runway beam or structural member be observed, remove the SUPERCLAMP unit immediately and report your observations to your supervisor.
    7. When selecting SUPERCLAMP products, ensure that the calculated Work Load Limit requirement allows for any additional, suspended equipment weight, together with the original load weight to enable a proper lifting operation to take place.
    8. Ensure that all mechanisms on SUPERCLAMP products work freely before use for the intended application.
    9. Never replace worn components except with original SUPERCLAMP parts. When products are fitted with replaceable jaws, incorporating teeth showing wear, it is strictly prohibited to recut or resharpen. Cams or jaws incorporating teeth can be easily replaced with original SUPERCLAMP components.
    10. Always ensure that repaired products are inspected and tested in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations prior to use and operation.
    11. Ensure that all persons using SUPERCLAMP equipment are properly trained in performing lifting operations and the use of this type of equipment.
    12. If multipoint lifting operations are undertaken, always ensure that no single SUPERCLAMP unit or single point of lift is at any time required to exceed its maximum Work Load Limit. Do not exceed angle rating at any time as this may prove excessively dangerous.
    13. After disassembly or repair, always ensure that parts are reassembled correctly.
    14. Never throw or drop any SUPERCLAMP equipment as this may be hazardous and may cause injury to people or property.
    15. If in doubt about the suitability of SUPERCLAMP products for your application, contact us or the manufacturer.

    General Information

    Sincere revisions to the OSHA regulations regarding Personal Fall Arrest Systems were instituted, an urgent need has been created for satisfactory methods of connecting PFAS to a suitable anchor, such as a beam. A brief review of the OSHA regulations and ANSI Z359.1 would indicate that SUPERCLAMP offers a solution to most of these situations.


    ANSI Z359.2 section 3.2.5.1 states that the Anchorage Connector “shall be capable of withstanding a 5,000 pound load” and “Anchorage connectors shall meet the strength requirements of the anchorages to which they are coupled as set forth in 7.2.3”. This section requires “a strength capable of sustaining static loads, applied in the directions permitted by the PFAS of at least: 3,600 pounds when certification exists”.


    Please take note that every SUPERCLAMP unit is Proof Load Tested to 200% WLL and certified. Each model has a design factor of 5:1. Tests to destruction ensuring a 5:1 design factor are employed throughout the design, development and manufacturing process, when required.


    Specific clamps can be painted a distinctive color or have unique markings added to indicate dedicated use, “For Personnel Use Only”, on special request for a nominal charge.


    Suppliers are generally required to make available information relating to products supplied to ensure that when used properly, they are safe and without risk.
    Experience over many years has not shown any particular problem in connection with SUPERCLAMP products we supply providing:

    1. They are used for the purpose which they were designed.
    2. They are not loaded beyond their Work Load Limit.
    3. They are properly maintained.
    4. They are inspected regularly and tested in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations.
    5. They are used by competent persons trained in their use.

    All SUPERCLAMP products are marked with a WORK LOAD LIMIT which MUST NOT be exceeded. The manufacturer does not accept any liability for damage which may result from the product being used in excess of the Work Load Limit. WLL is the maximum load which can be applied to products in service.
    Ensure that existing endstops on runway beams will accommodate SUPERCLAMP Trolleys.

     

    All Clamps must be correctly applied to beams by a competent person and fully hand tightened. If in doubt contact us or the manufacturer.

     

    On occasion we supply replacement component parts for SUPERCLAMP models, but we do not accept any responsibility unless they are installed by a person with appropriate knowledge and training and the required tests and inspections are carried out on completion of repair.
    Unless we are informed at time of inquiry and order about particular hazardous environmental conditions all equipment is supplied on the assumption that it will be used in normal atmospheric and temperature conditions as applicable within the contiguous United States.
    It is of the utmost importance to health and safety to ensure that SUPERCLAMP products are only attached to structures, materials or other lifting components which are authentically and authoritatively approved and recommended to carry or sustain the applied Work Load.

     

    All SUPERCLAMP products exceed the provisions of OSHA 29CFR Parts: 1910, 1918, 1926 and ASME B30 as applicable.

    REDUCTION IN WORK LOAD LIMITS WITH SIDELOADS

    Angle from Vertical

    0 Deg.

    30 Deg.

    45 Deg.

    Reduction Factor

    NIL

    17%

    34%

     

     

    superclamp specifications

    Model Number

    Work Load Limit (Lbs.)

    S2A, S5A

    6,720

    5,577

    4.435

    S3

    8,960

    7,436

    5,913

    S3X, S3A, S6A

    11,200

    9,296

    7,392

    S4S

    13,440

    11,155

    8,870

    S4A, S11

    22,400

    18,592

    14,784

    S12, S14

    33,601

    27,888

    22,176

    S15, S16

    44,800

    37,184

    29,568

    S17, S18

    56,000

    46,480

    36,960

    S19, S20

    67,200

    55,776

    44,352

     

    MINIMUM RADIUS - RUNWAY BEAM TROLLEYS

    BA – B – A – GBT-1/2/3 SERIES

    4.9 FT

    GBT-4/5 SERIES

    6.5 FT

    SUPERCLAMP HEADROOM CHART*

    MODEL

    NUMBER

    ADJUSTMENT

    HEADROOM

    Min.

    Max.

    Min.

    Max.

    S5

    3.5

    12

    11.75

    8.75

    S5A

    3.5

    12

    12.25

    9.25

    S6

    3.5

    12

    12.25

    9.25

    S6A

    3.5

    12

    12.5

    9.5

    S7

    3

    7.5

    8.5

    7.5

    S7A

    3

    7.5

    8.5

    7.5

    S8

    6

    10

    10.5

    9.75

    S8A

    6

    10

    10.5

    9.75

    S11

    3.5

    12

    13.5

    11.5

    S15

    8

    18

    20.5

    18.5

    S16

    16

    24

    22.5

    19.25

    S17

    8

    18

    20.25

    17

    S18

    16

    24

    22.75

    19.75

    S19

    8

    18

    20.25

    17

    S20

    16

    24

    22.75

    20.25

    B1

    3

    8

    11

    9.5

    B2

    4

    12

    14

    12

    B3

    4

    12

    15

    13

    * Measurements in Inches, taken from under side of beam to the load
    bearing point of the shackle.