LinkPro Lifting Loops
LinkPro is a range of fibre-cored/steel-cored lifting loops to facilitate the safe and efficient handling of precast and prestressed reinforced concrete units, including bridge and shell beams.
Download the Ancon LinkPro brochure for full technical information.
LinkPro Lifting Loops (PDF, 765 KB)
- Safe, reliable, fully engineered solution
- Suitable for axial and diagonal lifting
- Colour coded tag for WLL visual check
- Manufactured from corrosion resistant galvanised steel
- No specialist lifting clutches or equipment required
- No recess formers required
- Suitable for use with standard lifting hooks/shackles
- Ideal for the civil engineering industry
Each LinkPro loop is manufactured from galvanized, high strength, 1770MPa grade fibre-cored/steel-cored steel wire rope, joined with a swaged ferrule and fitted with a colour coded tag detailing the product code, working load limit (WLL) and batch number. A painted section, designed to be left exposed after installation, provides a visual check that the correct embedment depth has been achieved.
LinkPro is available in a range of sizes with a Working Load Limit from 4.0 tonnes to 57.0 tonnes. Other sizes are available upon request.
When lifting with large LinkPro sizes (LP20 and above) Ancon recommends lifting with Ancon Thimbles so the correct radius is on the loop to ensure safe lifting.
Ancon LinkPro provides a safe, reliable, fully engineered solution to the issues of handling the size and scale of precast concrete units used in the civil engineering sector. LinkPro is easily installed, without recess formers, ready for direct connection to standard lifting hooks and shackles.
These lifting loops are suitable for axial and diagonal lifting, with a maximum sling angle of 60°, from manufacture until final installation of the precast concrete element. The multi-stranded, fibre-cored construction of LinkPro features small diameter outer wires which generate low bending stresses when loaded. The minimum ratio between the diameter of the lifting device D (e.g. hook) should be at least 3.5 times the rope diameter d (D/d ≥ 3.5). Ancon thimbles should be used when lifting with a shackle with a smaller diameter pin.
Contact Ancon for engineered lifting design guidance.
LinkPro applications should be engineered to meet the requirements of relevant standards, e.g. AS3600, AS3850 for building elements, AS5100 for bridge elements and TMR MTRS73 for prestressed concrete members, taking into consideration the rigging, element dimensions, weight, concrete strength, reinforcing etc.
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.