Pallet lifter for crane work 
The BEAMER – not only for Euro pallets

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Imagine lifting pallets to a higher level with a crane pallet fork. So far no Problem. But now it is added that the pallet is very highly loaded. This is where it gets interesting. You can’t get any further with a crane fork because of the height. Alternatively, a very long sling could be inserted under the pallet and hooked into the load hook of the crane.  This works, but brings with it characteristics that are not advantageous. The belt may slip under the pallet so that it hangs at an angle. Possibly the outer boards of the Euro pallet or EPAL pallet will even pull up and make the pallet unusable. As an alternative to the described methods, there is the pallet lifter “BEAMER” from Eloorac. By using the Beamer it is guaranteed that pallets always hang balanced on the crane, no matter how they are packed. This is made possible by the use of 4 lifting belts of the same length, which are used for the Beamer pallet lifting iron. In addition, when the goods are lifted, all the boards on the pallet are equally loaded. As everyone can imagine, the Beamer lifting beams are also much easier to transport and above all to stow away compared to a crane fork, for example. In the following we will try to clarify the characteristics and application possibilities of our pallet lifter.

Metal processor and the Beamer

Very high loads are often lifted in steel, tool and metal construction. The Beamer pallet lifter set lifts 2,000 kg. Many things can be covered with it in daily use. Sheets standing on Eloorac transport racks like here are lifted with the Beamer without any problems. These high elements cannot be lifted with a crane fork because they are not high enough. Unfortunately, the pallet forks are also heavy and cumbersome to handle.

Protect furniture with spreader traverses

High above Heidelberg, furniture was assembled and dismantled into an apartment on the 3rd Floor. The finished box furniture only stands on a Euro pallet (left).  Eloorac’s spreader travese ensures that the sensitive furniture is not damaged by the belts. On the right, panel elements standing on an Eloorac transport frame are lifted by crane.

Lift glass transport racks in a balanced manner

On this 2.4 metre long pallet, which consists of 2 longitudinally connected Euro pallets, there is approx. 700 kg of glass. The glass panes stand on an Eloorac transport rack. The 4 lifting straps of the same length, which are attached to the supporting Beamer pallet lifter, always allow the pallets to hang straight and balanced as long as the glass is halfway evenly distributed on both sides.

Lifting transport racks with furniture boards

In general, not only glass is transported on Eloorac glass racks. Meanwhile our returnable systems are used in many industries as transport or storage racks. However, the Eloorac transport frame has a small disadvantage. It does not have a crane bracket on the upper cross beam. Metal frames for glass have an advantage here. This is why the “BEAMER” pallet lifter was developed.

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The Beamer pallet lifter principle

Eloorac’s pallet lifting irons are an alternative solution that makes it possible to crane pallets safely. If the goods on a pallet are too high, it is often not possible to work with crane forks. These are sometimes too low. With the Beamer from Eloorac, every pallet can be craned. Our pallet lifters are easy to store and a standard tool on any construction site. Gone are the days when belts had to be pulled under pallets because there was no crane fork.

The pallet lifter is simply guided into the pallet (here Euro pallet). The laterally protruding “swords” wrap around the pallet blocks and thus prevent the carrying iron from slipping.

Insert the lifting strap into the welded load hook of the pallet lifter. Although the hook is open, its type of opening prevents the load belt from slipping out unintentionally.

Pallet lifters and spreaders are available in 2 different sizes from Eloorac. Surely the sizes can also be combined if situations allow.

The spreading traverse “SPREADER” prevents the pressure being exerted on the goods. In the shackles used, small load hooks, load rings or straps of lifting belts can be fastened.

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Examples of the use of the “BEAMER” pallet lifter

The following graphics show the application possibilities of the “Beamer” pallet lifter. The Beamer pallet irons not only lift individual pallets such as Euro pallets, EPAL pallets or industrial pallets. Combinations of e.g. 2 pallets connected to each other or next to each other can also be lifted or craned.

The Beamer pallet lifter is available in 2 different lengths. The short “Beamer 83” and the longer “Beamer 123”. Both can be used for a standard Euro pallet, for example.

If you stick to the example of the Euro pallets, the “Beamer 123” can be used on a standard Euro pallet, on 2 Euro pallets that are crosswise connected to each other and on the “Euro pallet 3“.

Here you can see 2 Euro pallets or EPAL pallets which are longitudinally connected to each other. The pallet lifter “Beamer 83” can carry this pallet combination in different ways.

Special pallets such as the plaster pallets from Knauf or Rigips can also be lifted using the “Beamer 123” pallet lifter and a crane. Plaster pallets are very low. The pallet lifting irons from Eloorac nevertheless fit under the pallets.

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Videos about the pallet lifter and the spreader traverse

The video “BEAMER” shows the simple assembly of the pallet lifter Beamer as well as the use of the lifting irons on a 2.4 meter long pallet which is loaded with glass doors. It is easy to see that the pallet is well balanced due to the 4 belts of equal length.

The video “Spreader” is about the spreader traverse by Eloorac. This is used when pallets with fragile goods have to be lifted by crane.

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Pallet lifter “Beamer” on different pallets

Now it is a fact that there is a huge number of pallet types. The question arises as to which pallet can be used or lifted with the “Beamer” pallet lifter. The following is a row of some pallets, which you get every day or here and there in front of your feet. These include the EPAL pallets or Euro pallets, the CP pallets, plaster pallets from Knauf or Rigips and some pallet types that are primarily available outside Europe. These include the CHEP pallet which is very similar to the standard Euro pallet, the Stringer Pool pallet, the Block Pool pallet and the normal Block pallet. For each pallet there is an illustration with dimensions. It is also shown if and how the Beamer pallet lifters and Eloorac transport racks work with the respective pallet.    

EPAL Pallet / Standard Euro Pallet

EPAL Standard Euro pallet: 1200 x 800 x 144 mm, weight: approx. 25 kg, load capacity: 1,500 kg, 4-sided trafficability. Compatible with all (common) standard load carriers, industrial trucks and storage systems.

EPAL 2 pallet

EPAL 2 Euro pallet: 1200 x 1000 x 144 mm, weight: approx. 25 kg, load capacity: 1,500 kg, 4-sided trafficability. Compatible with all (common) standard load carriers, industrial trucks and storage systems.

EPAL 3 pallet

EPAL 3 industrial pallet: 1200 x 1000 x 144 mm, weight: approx. 30 kg, load capacity: 1,500 kg, 4-sided trafficability. Compatible with all (common) standard load carriers, industrial trucks and storage systems.

Plaster pallet Knauf / Rigips

Plaster pallet Knauf / Rigips: Dimensions: 2000 x 1250 x 116 mm. As the name suggests, the plaster pallet is used for plasterboards.

EPAL CP1 pallet

EPAL CP1 pallet: dimensions: 1200 x 1000 x 138 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP1 pallet is used for bagged goods, boxes and cartons.

EPAL CP2 pallet

EPAL CP2 pallet: dimensions: 1200 x 800 x 138 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP2 pallet is used as an alternative to the EPAL Euro pallet in trade-related areas.

EPAL CP3 pallet

EPAL CP3 pallet: dimensions: 1140 x 1140 x 138 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP3 pallet is used as a container pallet for drums and octabins.

EPAL CP4 pallet

EPAL CP4 pallet: dimensions: 1100 x 1300 x 138 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP4 pallet is mainly used for bagged goods.

EPAL CP5 pallet

EPAL CP5 pallet: dimensions: 760 x 1140 x 138 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP5 pallet is used as a container pallet, for cartons and crates.

EPAL CP6 pallet

EPAL CP6 pallet: dimensions: 1200 x 1000 x 156 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP6 pallet is used as an alternative to the EPAL Euro pallet in trade-related areas. Otherwise, it is mainly used for bagged goods with bulk materials.

EPAL CP7 pallet

EPAL CP7 pallet: dimensions: 1300 x 1100 x 156 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP7 pallet is mainly used for bagged goods with bulk materials.

EPAL CP8 pallet

EPAL CP8 pallet: dimensions: 1140 x 1140 x 156 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP8 pallet is used as a container pallet and as a special pallet for large containers with bottom outlet.

EPAL CP9 pallet

EPAL CP9 pallet: dimensions: 1140 x 1140 x 156 mm, 4-sided trafficability. The CP9 pallet is used as a container pallet, for drums and flexible bulk packaging.

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CHEP pallet in EPAL size

CHEP pallet: dimensions: 1200 x 800 mm, 4-sided passability. This pallet is almost identical to the standard Euro pallet or EPAL pallet.

Block pallet

Block pallet: Dimensions: 1200 x 1000 mm, 4-sided passability.

CHEP Pool Block pallet

CHEP Pool Block pallet: Dimensions: 1219 x 1016 mm, 4-sided access.

CHEP Pool Stringer pallet

CHEP Poll Stringer pallet: Dimensions: 1219 x 1016 mm, 4-sided trafficability.

This page is about the pallet lifter Beamer and the spreading traverse “Spreader”

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