## How is SWL of D shackle calculated?

The formula used to find the Safe Working Load (SWL) of shackles is Diameter of shackle2 x 3. As determined by the vector diagram, the SWL in this example is 5.1 tons. Dividing 5.1 by 3 gives 1.7. The square root of 1.7 is 1.30″.

### How much weight can a shackle hold?

Shackles – Quenched & Tempered

Nominal Size (in.) Diameter of Bow | Carbon Maximum Working Load (Tons) | Alloy Maximum Working Load (Tons) |
---|---|---|

7/8 | 6-1/2 | 9.5 |

1 | 8-1/2 | 12.5 |

1-1/8 | 9-1/2 | 15 |

1-1/4 | 12 | 18 |

**How do you calculate D shackle capacity?**

Formula: SWL (kg) = D2 (mm) For example: Diameter = 25 mm SWL (kg) = D2 (mm) SWL (kg) = D (mm) x D (mm) = 25 x 25 = 625 kg SWL (t) = 0.625 tonnes.

**What is WLL in D shackle?**

Working Load Limit (WLL) is the maximum working load designed by the manufacturer. This load represents a force that is much less than that required to make the lifting equipment fail or yield. The WLL is calculated by dividing MBL by a safety factor (SF).

## How do I select D shackle?

You can find the BLL (Break Load limit) by multiplying the WLL (Stamped Load) x 6. Therefore, a 1t Stamped shackle has a BLL of 6t. Finally, divide 6t by 1.5 = 4t (note above). Therefore, a 1 tonne Dee Shackle with a pin of 10mm would be suitable for trailers up to 4t.

### What’s the difference between SWL and WLL?

WLL and SWL are abbreviatons for Working Load Limit (WLL) and Safe Working Load (SWL). The main difference between the two terms is that SWL is the older term. Today, SWL isn’t used anymore because the term is completely replaced with WLL and MRC. MRC stands for Maximum Rated Capacity.

**What is D shackles for lifting?**

Lifting Shackles are connection link, used to make a connection between the load lifting device (hoist hook / sling) and the load to be lifted. There are two main shapes / styles of lifting shackle and they are “D” Shackles (or Dee Shackle) and bow shackles otherwise known as Omega shackles.

**How is SWL calculated?**

Once you know the diameter of the rope, you can apply it to the formula, which is SWL = D2 x 8. D represents the diameter of the rope in inches. If you’re working with a 1.5-inch diameter cable, for example, then the formula would be SWL = 1.52 x 8 or SWL = 2.25 x 8.

## How many types of D cycle are there?

There are two main shapes / styles of lifting shackle and they are “D” Shackles (or Dee Shackle) and bow shackles otherwise known as Omega shackles. The shackles we offer are galvanized, self colour (forged black steel) and made from stainless steel.

### What does 3 shackles in the water mean?

1 shackle = a length of cable or chain equal to 15 fathoms (90 feet or 27.432 meter). “3 shackles in the water” means that a ship has passed 3 shackles (of anchor chain) into the water. For a given depth under the ship you want to have 3 to 5 times that lenght of chain on the bottom of the sea.

**What is difference between bow shackle and D-shackle?**

Bow shackles and anchor shackles are terms that are often used interchangeably, as both names refer to a shackle with a larger, rounded “O” shape look. A D-shackle is narrower than a bow or anchor shackle and generally has a threaded pin or pin close. The smaller loop is designed to take high loads primarily in line.

**What is the correct specification of shackles?**

In terms of correct specification of shackles, there are three main decisions to be made: the SWL, the shape, and the pin type. The working load limit must be at least equal to the total load imposed upon the shackle.

## What are BS 3032 shackles?

In practice very few shackles have ever been made to this standard and its imperial predecessor, BS 3032 (higher tensile steel shackles) is still much more widely specified in the UK.

### What are shackles used for?

Overview Shackles have been widely used in the lifting industry for decades. However, despite (or perhaps because of) the apparent simplicity and extensive use of these components, incorrect and poor specification remains a problem.

**What is the difference between WLL shackles and Crosby shackles?**

Working load limits and markings Shackles certified for lifting purposes are general stamped with the WLL, manufacturers mark and batch ID number. Crosby shackles are embossed with the WLL, Crosby name and batch ID number.