Van Beest Shackles Application


Shackles are used in lifting operations and static systems as removable links to connect (steel) wire rope, chain and
other fittings. Screw pin shackles are used mainly for non-permanent applications. Safety bolt shackles are used for
long-term or permanent applications or where the load may slide on the pin causing rotation of the pin.
Chain- or dee shackles are mainly used on one-leg systems whereas anchor- or bow shackles are mainly used on
multi-leg systems.


Van Beest offers a wide range of bow and dee shackles for a wide variety of applications. The range stretches from WLL
0.33 t to 1550 t. This provides our customers with a very extensive range to choose a shackle that suits their application
best. Most of the shackles are directly available from stock. Furthermore, shackles can be supplied to many standards
such as the US Federal Specification RR-C-271, EN 13889, British Standard 3032, DIN 82101, DIN 82016 etc.
Additionally we offer a wide range of general commercial shackles, which are not suitable for lifting but merely for
fixing purposes.


All Van Beest shackles have a specific design for a specific application.
Some examples are:
- Green Pin® Super shackles which are made out of grade 8 steel. They are designed to be used in confined
spaces. The higher material strength is used to reduce the physical dimensions of the product whilst maintaining
its WLL and functionality of the product;
- Green Pin® Polar shackles are for use in extreme climatic conditions with material properties guaranteed up to
temperatures of -40°C;
- Green Pin® Sling shackles are designed to provide a better radius to the sling it lifts. A bigger radius increases the
life span of the sling significantly;
- Another example of functional design is a shackle pin with a square sunken hole. Because of the flat head there
is less risk of the shackle getting caught in a net or a line.
These are all examples of highly functional designs, to optimize the use of the Van Beest shackles in daily use.
Shackles used for lifting applications are generally marked with:
- Working Load Limit n e.g. WLL 25 T
- manufacturer’s symbol n e.g. GP
- traceability code n e.g. HA indicating a particular batch
- steel grade n e.g. 4, 6, 8
- CE conformity code (Conformité Européenne) n CE
Van Beest Green Pin® shackles meet all relevant requirements of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and its latest


Shackles supplied by Van Beest can be hot dipped galvanized, electro-galvanized, painted or self coloured, depending
on the type of shackle and its application.
You can find the finish of each type of shackle in the product section further on.


Upon request at time of order, all load rated shackles can be supplied with any of the following documents
or certificates:
Free of Charge:
2.1 2.2 3.1 MTC a DNV 2.7-1 a DNV 2.7-1 b DNV 2.22 CE

With additional Charges:
MTC b MPI a MPI b US a US b BL

On request the proof load test certificates can be supplied surveyed by an
official classification society, such as LROS, DNV GL, BV, ABS or any other
officially certified inspection body.
Please verify your certification requirements with Van Beest at time of order.