Eye bolts are special purpose bolts which are threaded with a loop or
eye at one end. These type of bolts are used where external tension
loads are to be applied. The eye of the bolt is used to anchor a cable,
chain or rope . Eye bolts are used in different types of applications
and they can pivot or swivel. They are available in various sizes and
are made of various materials. They are provided either plain finish or
hot dip galvanized. They are used in wide number of applications,
including pipe fittings.
Certain specifications to consider before
buying eye bolts are as follows:
- Maximum load capacity: The maximum load which an
eyebolt can handle.
- Shank length: Shank length equals the thread length,
for fully-threaded eyebolts.
- Threaded length: Thread lengths for eyebolts are
measured in English units like in inches (in) or metric units
such as millimeters (mm).
- Eye inside diameter (ID)
- Eye thickness or Eye section diameter
- Total weight
How to measure eye bolts?
- Cast Iron
- Stainless steel
- Rubber etc.
Take the measurements of L, T, D, C. For dimensions, measure D×L×T×C.
T ypes of Eye Bolts:
There are four types of eyebolts. They are as follows:
- Forged eyebolts: These eyebolts are forged instead of
formed. They are one-piece fasteners offering higher load ratings.
- Shoulder eyebolts: These eyebolts have a shoulder under
the eye and the shoulder is installed flush with the mounting
- Thimble eyebolts: These eyebolts are designed with an
opening that acts as a thimble for rope or wire to minimize wear.
- Pivoting eyebolts: These eyebolts are designed in such a
way to pivot 180°.