A very strongly build lifting clamp with a manhole ring grab. It is torsionally rigid and made of light-weight sheet steel. The clamp can be successfully used in the transportation and placement of upright pipes and conical shaft rings. These shaft rings have very think walls. They are built according to both DIN 4034, Part 1 and DIN 4034, Part 2 specifications. The shaft rings are coated. The lifting clamp is attached to heavy-duty galvanized chains that comply with DIN 5688.5 regulations.