Lifting traverse is a type of a hoisting device applied in lifting machines to eliminate the following negative processes of transportation:
critical voltages in cargo slings at the angle between the slings of over 90 degrees;
flexible suspension of the standard-size cargo “eats up” the useful height of the lifting mechanism;
breaking stress in the lifted cargo;
breakage of rigging shackles or eyes due to occurrence of the resulting loading vector.
All of the above-listed stresses are born by traverses. With the aim of cargo slinging, the traverses are fitted with special elements (flexible or rigid) to prevent arising of transport loading in the lifted cargo.
The structures of the lifting traverses are manifold and are generally developed with adjustments for the technological process.