A precast concrete lifting clutch, also known as a concrete lifting anchor or a concrete lifting clutch assembly, is a specialized lifting device used for lifting and handling precast concrete elements, such as concrete panels, beams, and slabs, during construction or transportation. Precast concrete elements are typically manufactured offsite in a controlled environment and then transported to the construction site for installation. Precast concrete lifting clutches are designed to securely attach to the precast concrete elements and provide a reliable and safe lifting point for hoisting and positioning them.
The basic components of a typical precast concrete lifting clutch assembly may include:
Precast concrete lifting clutches are designed and tested to meet specific load capacities and safety requirements, and they must be used in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and relevant safety standards and regulations. Proper selection, installation, and use of precast concrete lifting clutches are essential to ensure safe and efficient lifting operations during precast concrete construction. Regular inspection and maintenance of precast concrete lifting clutches are also important to ensure their continued safe use.