Electric Chain Hoist

Electric chain hoists efficiently and safely lift and lower loads.

Most economical of the powered hoists from ¼ – 5 tons. 

Great for heavy usage and rough environments


  • Capacities from ¼ to 20 ton
  • Low maintenance
  • Offers a degree of allowable side pull
  • Available in 3 phase and single phase units
  • True vertical lift standard
  • Can be equipped with push, hand geared, and motorized trolleys
  • Canvas, metal or vinyl chain containers are available
  • Options include
    • Additional lift
    • Radio control
    • VFD (Variable frequency drive)
    • Hoist overload protection
    • Rotary limit switch
    • Manipulator control
    • Bullard or Sue-loc and insulated  hooks

Food grade options available

  • Clean room electric hoists include stainless steel load chain, lower hooks and bottom blocks, and use special food grade lubricants.
    • Used in pharmaceutical clean rooms and food processing plants

Low Headroom electric chain hoists available

  • Used where the amount of overhead space is limited
    • Designed with the hooks off-set to the side of the hoist body, resulting in maximum lifting heights.

Long lift applications

  • Windmill maintenance hoists
    • Special trolleys are available when electric chain hoists are used in wind generators, which incorporate a hand brake to keep them in place as the Nacelle is pivoting. Lifting speeds of up to 128 fpm are available

More information on windmill hoists

High duty cycles? No problem!

A foundry in Indiana was spending a lot of time and money  maintaining it’s fleet of air hoists not to mention the downtime they were  experiencing as a result. They had previously only used air hoists because of  the heavy duty cycle of at capacity lifts. CraneWerks introduced the Harrington  electric chain hoist to the foundry and gave them a demo unit to try for 30  days. With the 60 minute duty cycle of a Harrington Hoist the results were not  surprising. The customer began to replace their entire fleet of air hoists with Harrington electric chain hoists and are currently enjoying the low maintenance benefits.

Foundry Case Study

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Need a quote in a hurry? Most electric chain hoists can be quoted same day.

Hoist availability includes but is not limited to the following:

CraneWerks stocks hoists up to 10 Ton capacity and can ship the same day in most cases.

CraneWerks stocks electric chain hoists up to 10 Ton capacity and can ship the same day in most cases