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Beam Tongs

Downs Beam Tongs are standard equipment for all plants handling or processing steel beams and girders.  They provide fast and easy means  for moving flanged sections through various fabricating processes, with the web upright.

The jaws have been designed for use with both standard and I-beams and wide flange sections. Tong arms are proportioned to provide sufficient contact pressure for a tight hold on the beam without damaging the flanges.

The tongs are provided with a semi-automatic hold-open latch to facilitate placing of the tongs on the beam. With the latch set, the tongs can be lowered onto the beam tripping the latch and lifting the beam with no manual manipulation of the tong.

Tongs may be used singularly or in sets of two, spaced on a spreader beam for added stability of the load.

ITEM
NUMBER
CAPACITY

MAX. FLANGE

 WIDTH AND

THICKNESS

JAW
OPENING

WEIGHT
11770 2,000 LBS 10"  x 1" 11" 18 LBS
420 3,000 5"  x 5/8" 5-1/4" 10
421 6,000 8"  x 1" 8-1/4" 30
422 10,000 14"  x 2" 15" 62
423 10,000 17"  x 2" 18" 80
424 20,000 15"  x 3" 16" 182
425 20,000 18"  x 3" 19" 213

The sizes and capacities listed above are a reference to the most common sizes of this equipment. If you have a different capacity, irregular size or some other need that must be met by our equipment, we will be happy to design one of these pieces of equipment to meet your special needs while also meeting or exceeding our interpretation of the appropriate ANSI / ASME. standards.

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Last modified: February 21, 2011