Forged steel shackles
Shackles (manille in French and grillete in Spanish) are metal parts essential to industrial lifting in forestry operations and also for commercial and fishing vessels. There are many models of shackle to suit each specific usage and many different sizes, from 30mm in length for a Working Load Limit of 300 kilos to those shackles manufactured specially for offshore operations with a WLL of 1,550 tonnes.
Shackles can be placed into two main categories: anchor shackles and D shackles. The anchor shackle lives up to its name as the body is similar to the shape of an anchor! The D shackle has a body that is… you’ve guessed it… D-shaped!
We think it is essential to use only branded shackles, whether D or anchor. Only one branded or stamped shackle offers you the manufacturer’s guarantee and commitment to safety.
Anchor shackles – Just some examples of the products we distribute
Screw pin anchor shackle
The screw pin anchor shackle is an anchor shackle with a pin fixed in place by a screw thread. One end of the pin is forged and has an embedded eye. The eye means the anchor shackle's screw pin can be optimally secured. The screw pin shackle's screw thread system prevents the pin, the part used to close the shackle, becoming loose from the body of the shackle and ensures the proper function of the piece.
Round pin anchor shackle
The round pin anchor shackle is an anchor shackle that is closed using a round pin system. This system is highly practical and secure. Once the round pin is placed in the hole at one end of the shackle pin, the two arms of the round pin can be tightened easily to ensure your round pin anchor shackle is in place.
Bolt type anchor shackle with pin
The bolted anchor shackle with pin is even more secure than the round pin anchor shackle. A steel bolt is actually inserted before the pin and the screw thread provides further security. The bolted anchor shackle with pin is very useful for heavy-duty or even extreme usage: commercial fishing, offshore gas and oil operations and lifting.
Trawling anchor shackle
The trawling anchor shackle is one of the most basic shackles used for simple tasks and placing little stress on the shackles. This trawling anchor shackle, like its relation, the countersunk head anchor shackle, requires the use of a key to tighten the square head and fully secure it.
Countersunk head anchor shackle
The relation to the trawling anchor shackle is therefore the countersunk head anchor shackle Unlike the trawling anchor shackle which, the countersunk head anchor shackle has a pin that does not protrude from the body of the shackle at either end. There is an integrated square hole at one end of the shackle pin and a special Allen key is required to tighten and loosen the pin.
Underwater anchor shackle
The ROV is a remotely operated vehicle or mini underwater carrier remotely controlled from the surface. ROVs work on the sea bed and are extremely technical and expensive devices. One type of shackle called the ROV shackle or underwater shackle and is used for releasing equipment onto the sea bed or for recovering it.
Stainless steel anchor shackle with pin
Stainless steel shackles are top of the range products, especially those in high-quality 316 stainless steel. The stainless steel anchor shackle with pin is the same as the screw pin anchor shackle.
Self-locking stainless steel anchor shackle
The self-locking stainless steel anchor shackle is equipped with a locking system whereby the pin head is inserted into a notch on the shackle body. This self-locking system guarantees the user that the shackle is securely fastened.
Stainless steel anchor shackle with captive pin
Anchor shackle, optional stainless steel, equipped with a specially designed self-captivating pin. The pin of the captivating shackle can be unscrewed and opened to allow rope or steel wire rope but can't be completely removed. That is how the captive pin works.
Titanium anchor shackle
Titanium shackles mean you can work with a very high breaking load, even with several strands of steel wire rope or synthetic rope. The titanium is actually extremely lightweight and resistant and does not corrode. Ideally suited for maritime environments.
D shackles – Just some examples of the products we distribute
D shackle with screw pin
The D shackle with screw pin, like the anchor shackle with screw pin, has one end with a screw thread, the size depending on the manufacturer. Once screwed, it is securely fastened.
D shackle with round pin
The D shackle with round pin, like the anchor shackle with round pin, is a straight shackle equipped with a round pin closing system. This two-strand steel round pin is inserted into a specially designed hole in one end of the pin. Simply fold the two steel strands of the round pin tightly in order to fasten the shackle pin. To remove the pin, simply loosen the two strands and remove the round pin easily.
Bolt type D shackle with pin
The D shackle with bolt and pin is like the anchor shackle with bolt and pin, a shackle with a securely closed end. The D shackle with bolt and pin actually has a double locking system: the bolt's screw thread and the round pin on one end of the pin.
Trawling D shackle
The trawling D shackle is like the trawling anchor shackle, often considered the most basic model of shackle. One end of the pin has a square head and this square head shackle actually requires a square head shackle key to tighten and loosen the square head.