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How to Choose the Best Rigging Pick Point for Your Application


There are several factors that determine what Rigging Pick Point for concrete is best for your application. These factors can be broken down into the following two main groups; your performance requirements, and the pick point installation requirements. Determining the accurate performance requirements for your job is essential to ensure the pick point will perform adequately in your application. Here are the basics;

  1. First, properly choose the working load limit (WLL) required for your application. The published WLL of the device should never be exceeded. 
  2. Second, determine what concrete slab thickness your structure has, and if it meets the minimum requirements of the chosen pick point. The required minimum concrete slab thickness for the pick point may limit which pick point is best for your application. 
  3. Third, determine your minimum spacing requirements between pick points if you are installing more than one pick point. 
  4. Fourth, determine how close to a concrete edge you will be installing your pick point.

Installation requirements for the pick point will in turn determine the number of anchors required, the type of anchor (mechanical vs. epoxy), the anchor diameter and required drilling depth, and the overall dimensions of the pick point. Installation requirements may or may not be essential in determining what pick point is best for your application.

Remember that all rigging pick points are engineered for the maximum WLL in any direction. Because of this the actual minimum slab thicknesses, edge distances, and spacings required by the pick point may be re-evaluated based on your specific application by contacting Trinity Solutions Inc. Also keep in mind that the WLL of the rigging pick point in no way implies the capacity of your structure (see the Rigging Pick Point Warnings page for more information).

The following table gives a comparison of performance and installation requirements for each concrete rigging pick point. This table may be used to quickly help you determine which pick point for concrete is best for your application. See each individual product page to view more details and specifications for any specific pick point.

Table, Comparison of Rigging Pick Point for Concrete Performance and Installation Requirements

Rigging Pick Point for Concrete Model and Part No.

Working Load Limit (WLL)

Number of Anchors and Type

Overall Dimensions

Minimum Concrete Slab Thickness to Develop the Maximum WLL

Anchor Hole Depth Required

Anchor or Hole Diameter (i.e., Req. Drill Dia.)

Minimum Concrete Edge Distance (to Bolt Center)

Minimum Spacing Between Pick Points

2.5K Single

(Part No. 01-03)

2500 lbs. (Short Duration) 1100 lbs. (Permanent)

1 - Epoxy

3-1/2 in Base Dia.

6 inches

4-1/4 inch

9/16 Inch, Hole Dia.

8 to 13 inches

18 inch

2.5K Plate

(Part No. 01-08)

2500 lbs.

4 – Mech Expansion

10 in x 10 in x 1 in tall

4 inches

2-5/8 inch

3/8 inch

5 to 12 inches

10 inch

5K Single

(Part No. 01-06)

5000 lbs. (Short Duration) 2500 lbs. (Permanent)

1 - Epoxy

3-1/2 in Base Dia.

8-1/2 inches

6-5/8 inch

7/8 inch Hole Dia.

10.5 to 17 inches

21 inch

5K Plate

(Part No. 01-01)

5000 lbs.

4 – Mech Expansion

11.5 in x 11.5 in x 2.5 in tall

6 inches

4-3/4 inch

5/8 inch

8 to 16 inches

9-1/2 inch

10K Plate

(Part No. 01-02)

10000 lbs.

4 – Mech Expansion

13.25 in x 13.25 in x 2.75 in tall

9 inches

5-3/4 inch

3/4 inch

10 to 24 inches

9-1/2 inch


The strut pick point (Model 01-07) is designed to be installed on existing Unistrut or similar strut track. The strut pick points should only be used for standardized strut track applications. At this time there is only one strut pick point model to choose from. The bolts and hardware that accompany the strut pick point are universal to fit standard strut track models.


The single rigging pick points for steel (Models 01-04 and 01-05) come with any length of bolt and are used to fasten a pick point to any steel member by drilling a through hole, and using a nut and washer on the back side of the member or plate. The most important factor in determining the best pick point for steel installation is to ensure the required minimum working load limit is met, and that the proper length of bolt is ordered. It is also important to ensure that the base diameter of the pick point swivel hoist ring has sufficient room to bear on the steel member. The base diameter of the 2500 lb. and the 5000 lb. pick points for steel is 3.5 inches.