What is a Klein block and tackle?
A block and tackle is a system of two or more pulleys with a rope or cable threaded between them, usually used to lift or pull heavy loads.
How does a block and tackle system work?
Pulleys are assembled together to form blocks and then blocks are paired so that one is fixed and the other moves with the load. Light, galvanized-steel shell blocks are fitted with snubbing hooks to hold the load.
What are the different types of hooks for the block and tackles?
Anchor Hook: The Anchor Hook is forged and designed to fit under insulator and engage pin of cross arm. The maximum safe load is 750 lbs.
Swivel Hook: the swivel clevis on this hook is compatible with Klein block and tackle Cat. Nos. 1802-30 and H1802-30. The swivel prevents twisting and kinking of ropes. The maximum safe load is 750 lbs.
Heavy-Duty Snap Hook: the snap on hook snaps on with one hand and can be used with many conventional steel blocks, or smaller. The maximum safe load is 8000 lbs.
Blocks: the blocks are without ropes and hooks. They are made of light galvanized steel and aluminum alloy and the sheaves have bronze bushings.
What is the construction of the Klein block and tackle systems?
Klein sheaves are strong and made of lightweight aluminum with all bronze bushings.
What are the uses for a block and tackle system?
Klein block and tackle systems are not for occupational protective devices and not for human support. Block and tackle systems are commonly used on boats, sailing ships, and on construction sites.