Custom Lifting Beam Case Study

We had the opportunity to design this beam for a customer last week and I thought I would share it with everyone.

Objective: Design a lifting beam capable of lifting long bundles of rebar like material.

Opportunity: Basepoint optimizes the design of all their lifting equipment specifically for the shop that is going to manufacturing them. This beam was construction ready out of either structural channel of formed plate depending on where it ended up and which way was cheaper to produce. The design also had minimal welding which further kept costs down.



  • Custom built to customer specifications
  • Included fork pockets for utilization with a fork lift.
  • 5 lower rigging points to support load
  • Two upper rigging points
  • 5000lb Capacity
  • Rigging supplied

Basepoint Engineering is a full service engineering firm who specializes in lifting equipment and mobile equipment. With 10+ years of experience designing and building all sorts of equipment you can lean on our expertise to solve your problems. Tell us about your custom project or have a look at what we are selling in our online store.

Thanks for reading.

Jason Thompson P. Eng.