The terms 'lifting beam' and 'spreader' are often used interchangeably but they do have specific meanings and different applications. Lifting beams are designed to be loaded in bending.
A simple lifting beam will have an eye or link on the top side to connect to the lifting machine hook and two or more lifting points on the underside to connect to the load.
They are ideal for lifting loads which are too weak or flexible to be lifted without support.
This lifting beam has a working Load Limit of a 4000 lbs.