High-Performance Components

Green Pin is a trademark of Van Beest, one of the world’s largest shackle manufacturers.
Van Beest offers a variety of dee and bow shackles for different applications and with a capacity ranging from 0.33 tn to 1500 tn.

Green Pin shackles comply with the highest standards: US Federal Specifications RR-C-271, DNV 2.7.1 / 3, EN 12079-2, EN 13889, BS 3032, DIN 82101, as well as every requirement of Machinery Directive 98/37/EC.

All Green Pin shackles have the following markings:

  • Working Load Limit
  • Manufacturer’s symbol
  • Traceability code
  • Steel grade

Apart from shackles, Van Beest manufactures a large assortment of steel wire rope and chain components, such as fittings, clamps and turnbuckles.


Shackles are used for load-lifting operations and, in the case of static systems, as connecting elements for wires, chains and other fittings. Van Beest offers a wide range of shackles with a WLL of 0.33 tn to 1500 tn.
Dee shackles are typically used for one-leg slings, while multi-leg slings are usually fitted with bow shackles.   Safety shackles (with bolts and split cotter pins) are recommended for permanent or long-term applications in which the load could slide onto the shackle’s pin, causing it to rotate. Van Beest has developed special shackles, as is the case of the Green Pin Polar model, to be used under extreme weather conditions (-40 °C to +200 °C; -40 °F to +392 °F).

High-Performance Standard Shackles

  • Material:  Bow and pin made of high-tensile steel, quenched and tempered
  • Finish:  Galvanized
  • Temperature Range:  -20 ºC to +200 ºC (-4 °F to +392 °F)
  • Certification: US Federal Specification RR-C-271 and EN 13889
  • Safety Factor: 6:1



Van Beest is a leading company in the chain component market and the steel wire rope sling component market worldwide. Its steadfast position in the industry is the result of providing both high-quality products and excellent customer service, making sure your order reaches you in time, wherever you are.