Electric Wire Rope Hoist

The electric wire rope hoist is generally used with top running, single or double girder cranes. This hoist has long lifting capabilities and exceptionally fast lifting speeds. It provides an explosion proof atmosphere, low headroom, and can be used for food grade applications. Basic designs include built-up and modular hoist systems. The modular system has a general capacity of 1/2 ton to 50 tons whereas the built-up system handles up to 300 tons. Additional options include:

Stainless steel wire rope
VFD controls (variable frequency drive)
Load cells (displays weight of current load)
Secondary mechanical brakes
Rotary limit switches
Radio controls
Overload protection devices

Electrolift   |   Harrington Hoists   |   R&M Material Handling   |   Yale   |   ACCO

Our CraneWerks application experts can help you select the appropriate brand and style of hoist for your company’s specific needs.


  • Built-up electric and air operated wire rope hoists are generally more robust hoists that are built for a specific application, including demanding uses such as magnet duty, foundry duty, molten metal pouring, and other high use and fast moving applications.
  • Each hoist manufacture listed below followed by an asterisks has a unique built-up product niche.
  • From this group of suppliers we can provide a built-up hoist for virtually any wire rope hoist need.
  • Up to H5 duty class available.
  • Capacities up to 300 ton

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