JERGENS INC. Adds New Hoists Rings for a Range of Die Flipping Applications

Die Flipping

Jergens combines key features of its SP2000™ and Shackle-Lok™ hoist rings for a new productive and secure solution to die flipping. Two versions are offered – standard and Lift-Check™ – to ensure worker safety and required clearance.

Jergens new die flipping hoist rings ensure operator safety and needed clearance for secure lifting and access to die plates.

Die flipping is a standard process of rotating and inverting die plates for cleaning oils and metal chips as well as for routine maintenance. “That is no small task given that these plates can be very large in size and weigh (up to) thousands of pounds”, said Chris Spada, Jergens LSG and SFG Product Manager. First and foremost, when lifting anything of this nature is worker safety. To that end, Jergens manufactures its hoist rings to strict quality standards, proof tests each one to 200% of the load, and then certifies them.

Another matter of key importance is to maintain the structural integrity of the die plates. “One of the design drivers was to make sure users have (chain) clearance for things like die shoes and external plumbing that mount off the ends”, Spada continued. Ensuring zero contact is critical to maintaining the precision and functionality of the die. The side pull design has an offset neck and provides 360 degrees of swivel and 180 degrees of pivot to clear all die components.

“The additional clearance offered with the new design also helps customers in their die-flipping applications where lifting and rotating is restricted due to issues like limited available floor space. As a rule of thumb, for the greatest amount of clearance, lifting is best achieved when going from horizontal to vertical, then back to horizontal orientation”, added Spada.

Jergens die flipping hoist rings are available in both inch and metric dimensions as a standard or Lift-Check™ style that features a proprietary hex head bolt with Go / No-Go identification.  The rings are CE Certified and constructed of alloy steel with a black oxide body and zinc plated (gold) shackle.  All the rings are made in the USA, magnetic particle inspected, conform to ASME B30.26 and MIL-STD-209, and feature a 5:1 strength factor.

For information about the new die flipping hoist rings, or any Jergens products and services, contact the company at 15700 S. Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110-3898. Phone: 216-486-5540; Fax: 216-481-6193; e-mail:; or visit on the web at

Jergens, Inc. is a global manufacturing leader of modular workholding, fixturing, lifting products, Kwik-Lok® pins, and OEM/MRO components. The company is ISO 9001:2015 certified and committed to helping customers achieve leaner, more profitable manufacturing, and continues to add products and engineered solutions for an integrated approach to “Manufacturing Efficiency”.

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