Overhead Crane Solutions spreader beams are the perfect solution if you need a lifting beam and don’t have a low headroom that limits the vertical movement of the crane. A spreader beam is put in the same category as the classic lifting beams it is very similar to a classic lifting beam- but the rigging and the slings are situated at the ends of the beam. This makes that some of the vertical bending forces that occur on a lifting beam are transformed into horizontal compression forces through the beam. This design allows to “spread of” the forces along the beam. That means that a spreader beam can lift more weight and a heavier load than a classic lifting beam even if both have the same size, the same sling and are built with the same amount of material.