Below is a sampling of shackle styles we offer. Similar to other rigging hardware, shackles can be used in a variety of load securement and rigging applications.
- Anchor Shackles or Bow Shackles have a larger bow or “O” opposite of the shackle pin.
- Chain Shackles or D Shackles have a “D” shaped bow that is more narrow than anchor shackles.
- Long Reach Shackles are used where a longer reach is required to attach to load pick points.
- ROV Shackles have different release operations that are specifically designed for use with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV).
- Synthetic Sling Shackles are designed to be used specifically with synthetic flat web or round slings. The wider bow helps increase the sling’s efficiency by reducing bunching or pinching which can damage the slings.
- Wide Body Shackles or Sling Shackles have an increased bow radius. This increased bow radius promotes a better D/d ratio, eliminates the need for a thimble eye, and prevents bunching and kinking of slings.
Long Reach Shackles
Synthetic Sling Shackles
Wide Body Shackles
What parts make up a shackle?
- Bow is the curved body portion of the shackle opposite of the pin. The bow can also be referred to as the bail, body, bowl, or dee.
- Ears are at either end of the shackle body and support the shackle pin.
- Pin is the steel bolt which spans the two shackle ears.
- Shoulder is the contact point between the pin and ear. When the shoulder is in contact with the ear, the pin is fully engaged or threaded.
When selecting a shackle for your application, always ensure the working load limit (WLL) at least meets or exceeds the load for the application. Your shackle WLL should also be comparable to the other rigging hardware and slings being used.