January 20, 2016
Electric hoists can be used to perform lifting operations within a variety of settings. To increase their range of capabilities, they can also be used in conjunction with other types of lifting equipment, which allows for additional movement and more varied performance.
Electric hoists can be used to perform lifting operations within a variety of settings. To increase their range of capabilities, they can also be used in conjunction with other types of lifting equipment, which allows for additional movement and more varied performance. These kinds of hoists are usually chosen if regular usage will be required, or if heavy loads are going to be lifted. They are more expensive than manually operated hoists, but the additional options which they offer make them more cost-effective for strenuous lifting operations. Without the use of an electric hoist, tasks would have to be carried out by hand with the use of chains and pulleys, so investing in the right equipment for the job will help you to save time and money on labour and adhere to correct health and safety procedures. It’s worth doing some research beforehand, as electric hoists can carry out a range of functions, from dockyard and industrial work to wind farm maintenance.
Before deciding which electric hoist is the right one for you, you’ll need to consider the practicalities, such as the height of the lift required, the atmosphere it’s to be used in and the speed. Here is an outline of the different kinds of electric hoist to get you started:
This is the most common type of electric hoist and can be used to efficiently lift very heavy loads (ours have up to 30-Tonne capacity.) Dedicated heavy duty electric chain hosts can also be purchased for frequent usage at top capacity. Available in single and dual speed, with optional chain containers, limit switches and radio remote control, we have options to suit various applications for our customers. You can also choose from our single phase product range if you don’t have access to three phase power. Well-known reputable electric chain hoist brands include Donati, Demag, Yale, GIS, Stahl, Kito, LiftKet, Verlinde, Lodestar, Tractel and Kone.
Electric wire rope hoists are the ideal choice for operators who need to perform high-speed lifting, or who need the choice of various speed settings for their operations. Our devices give you the option of one, two or three speed settings, and they all use high-quality components to guarantee safety and performance. Choose from fixed position, monorail, low headroom and twin beam wire rope hoists. Twin beam hoists can also be known as crab units, and they’re suitable for use with dual girder overhead cranes.
Browse through the selection of electric wire rope hoists which are available on our website, and please don’t hesitate to ask if you have any questions for our expert team.