Application information Hooks are used in towing, mooring and lifting systems as a connection between slings, rope, wire rope and chain. ROV type hooks are modified for easy ROV handling during hook-up or release. Eye hooks HK2 are generally used for lifting systems. The HK2 modified ROV type can be used subsea. Slip or pelican HK3 and HK4 hooks are generally used for towing systems as a quick release application. ROV shank hooks HK5 are specially designed for subsea use by ROV’s. Due the shape and size of the shank the ROV has a perfect on the hook. Anchor line hooks HK6 are designed for release of anchor lines. Soft sling hooks HK14 are specially designed with an enlarged radius to protect the soft sling for bending damage, which improves the durability of the softsling. KS-hooks HK12 are used in mooring lines
Instructions for use • The hook must always support the load. • The load must never be supported by the latch. • Never use a hook whose throat opening has been increased or whose tip has been bent more than 10° out of the plane from the hook body or is in any other way distorted or bent. • The latch will not work properly on a hook with a bent or worn tip. • Never repair, alter rework or reshape a hook by welding, heating, burning or bending. • When placing 2 sling legs in a hook, make sure that the angle between the legs does not exceed 90°. • The latch do not secure when a load becomes slack. When the load is expected to become slack, a positive locking latch is recommended. • The welded tip of a hook is not a load part. • Spare tip or hook without tip are available on request.