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Feb 21, 2024

M10 to M16: Understanding the Different Sizes of RUD Eye Bolts and Their Uses

Eye bolts are simple lifting points with threaded shanks and looped heads, which are used with heavy-duty machinery in industrial facilities. They are proposed to secure loads, rig equipment, and create anchor points, ensuring smooth operations and safety. RUD India, a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, offers a diverse range of lifting eye bolts, catering to varied requirements. Here’s a concise guide on the different sizes of RUD India eye bolts, from M10 to M16, exploring their specific applications and guiding you towards the optimal choice for your needs.

Understanding Eye Bolt Sizes

Eye bolt sizes are denoted by an "M" followed by a number, indicating the nominal diameter of the threaded shank in millimeters. RUD's offerings span M10 to M16, each size suited for specific load capacities and applications.

M10 Eye Bolts:

  • Size: 10mm diameter shank

  • Applications: Perfect for lighter loads in general construction, carpentry, and DIY projects. They excel in anchoring cables, chains, and ropes for temporary setups. Think securing tarpaulin sheets, hanging decorations, or creating guy lines for tents. For example, Securing a swing set in your backyard, hanging planters on a balcony, or creating a temporary clothesline.

  • Working Load Limit: Typically ranges from 0.2 to 2 tonnes, making them ideal for tasks where weight isn't excessive.

M12 Eye Bolts:

  • Size: 12mm diameter shank
  • Applications: These workhorses find their place in construction, metal fabrication, and industrial settings. They confidently handle moderate loads, secure cables, and create reliable tie-down points. For example, suspending lighting fixtures in a warehouse, anchoring safety lines during construction, or securing cables for a temporary event stage.
  • Working Load Limit: Varies from 0.5 to 5 tonnes, depending on the specific model and material. Choose based on your specific load requirements.

M16 Eye Bolts:

  • Size: 16mm diameter shank

  • Applications: Heavy duty eye bolts designed to tackle heavier loads in construction, engineering, and rigging. These are the big guns. They're perfect for lifting machinery, securing beams, and creating anchor points for грузоподъемное оборудование (lifting equipment). For example, Lifting heavy machinery components in a manufacturing plant, anchoring large beams during bridge construction, or creating secure tie-down points for oversized cargo transportation.

  • Working Load Limit: Typically ranges from 2 to 10 tonnes, with some models exceeding this capacity. Ensure you select one that can handle the weight you're dealing with.

Types of Eye Bolts

Eye bolts don’t just come in different sizes but also different types. It’s important to know the capabilities of each type of eye bolt.

  • Swivel eye bolts: These are also known as hoist rings, and they’re capable of turning to the side of the lifting sling under heavy loads.
  • Lifting eye bolts are the standard type of eye bolts used to lift objects and materials.

Other considerations before purchasing eye bolts

While size is a crucial factor, choosing the right RUD eye bolt requires looking beyond just the millimeter diameter. Here are some additional aspects to consider:

  • Material: RUD offers galvanized steel, stainless steel, and high-strength alloy options. Galvanized steel provides good corrosion resistance for outdoor use, while stainless steel excels in marine environments or areas with high humidity. High-strength alloys offer exceptional strength for demanding applications. Consider the working environment and potential corrosive elements when making your choice.

  • Thread Length: The threaded shank's length determines its grip depth into the anchor material. Select a length that ensures sufficient thread engagement based on the base material's thickness and the required strength. For instance, a thicker concrete slab might require a longer thread compared to a wooden beam.

  • Eye Type: RUD offers open eyes, welded eyes, and captive eyes. Open eyes provide flexibility for attaching shackles or hooks, while welded and captive eyes offer a more secure, tamper-proof connection. Opt for open eyes if frequent attachment changes are needed, and welded/captive eyes for permanent or high-security installations.

Safety First:

Always prioritize safety when using lifting equipment. Remember:

  • Never exceed the Working Load Limit of the eye bolt.
  • Choose the appropriate material based on the working environment.
  • Ensure proper thread engagement with the anchor material.
  • Inspect eyebolts regularly for wear and damage.
  • Follow industry safety regulations and guidelines.

RUD eye bolts, available in sizes M10 to M16, cater to diverse lifting needs. By understanding the size implications, considering material, thread length, and eye type, and prioritizing safety, you can select the most suitable option for your application. Remember, the right eye bolt ensures efficient operations and, most importantly, safety for everyone involved.

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