Chain hoists are an integral part of the hoist family, working to complete lifts using an electric power source. This means that they can lift much heavier loads than manual hoists, with capacities of up to 30 Tonnes. The electric chain hoist is a sensible purchase for various industries and professionals using lifting equipment on a regular basis, or currently completing manual lifts.
Why might an electric chain hoist be right for you? Here are some of the key benefits you should understand:
• Value for money. A chain hoist will have a lower price point than an electric wire rope hoist. This does mean the capacity won’t be as high, but it will still offer you much more than a manual hoist.
• Flexibility. A chain hoist is usually easier to move than a wire rope hoist, meaning it can be transported between sites. This can be a great advantage for construction professionals who work in various locations.
• You can easily achieve a vertical lift. There is no lateral movement, as the chain is moved over a sprocket.
• Chain hoists can be used with a wide range of lifting equipment, including jib cranes and gantries. They can be used in low headroom areas, allowing you more flexibility with your specifications.
• Chain containers. This is the collection box that collects up excess slack on the chain, preventing the chain from getting damaged and stopping it damaging the load.
• Limit switches. An upper and lower limit switch will let you set minimum and maximum hook paths, protecting the load from human error when lifting it or placing it down. This will also protect the hoist itself when lifting a heavy load.
• Radio remote controls. Choose radio remote controls on your chain hoist, instead of a wired pendant control. This will allow the operator to stand further away, adding an extra degree of safety to the procedure and allowing better visibility of the load.
Some of the most popular electric chain hoist brands we offer are:
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