CraneWerks offers manual, electric, and pneumatic hoists from top manufacturers that add value and increase capacity.

Manual chain hoists

Whether rigging equipment into place or precisely placing a part into a machine, manual chain lifting hoists fill a niche in a way that no other hoists can. Manual chain hoist can come in two varieties as a lever puller hoist and a hand chain hoist. Manual chain hoist are the most economical way to lift a load. Found in all industries including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, mining, oil and public utilities.

Electric chain hoists

Electric chain hoists efficiently and safely lift and lower loads. Electric chain hoists are the most economical of the powered hoists from ¼ – 3 tons. However they have a max capacity of 20 tons. Electric chain hoists are great for heavy usage and rough environments.

Electric wire rope hoists

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.

Air-powered pneumatic hoist by Harrington Hoists

Air chain hoists can be operated continually at maximum load with frequent start and stop cycles. The air powered hoist is inherently designed to work well in high usage areas since air passes through the unit and exhausts heat into the atmosphere constantly cooling the hoist. Offers high capacity lifting up to 100 ton in relatively small packages where heavy rigging jobs are required and a slower speed can be accommodated.

Manipulators and Balancer for hoists

A simple, cost effective alternative to back-breaking manual lifting, manipulators and balancers for hoists are used in conjunction with jibs and work station cranes to efficiently handle all types of tools and parts at high speeds. With features such as load float, you can slowly and precisely place parts into position.

Hoist Reman services

CraneWerks’ electric and manual chain hoist remanufacture services restores your hoist to near original condition while saving you important maintenance dollars over simply replacing an existing hoist. With a CraneWerks one year warranty against defects in parts and craftsmanship, chain hoist remanufacturing makes sense for budget conscious maintenance departments and businesses.

wire rope vs. chain hoists

What You Should Consider When Selecting A Hoist

Purchasing or specifying chain overhead crane hoists to lift heavy objects in close proximity to equipment or personnel is a decision that deserves thoughtful consideration. We would like to identify some important factors to consider in your decision-making process.

Chosing the right wire rope hoist

How do I choose the best Wire Rope Hoist?

Choosing the right wire rope hoist for your job is crucial. It’s important to explore your options, but it’s also equally important to understand the hoist specifications, components, and features before you decide. Most importantly, you should understand the key functions it will need to perform. There are typically three main considerations when making a selection.

What can I use a hoist for?

A hoist is a device used to lift or move material. The lifting force is provided by a drum (or wheel) on which wraps a rope (wire or fiber) or a chain.

There are different types of hoists – Electro-hydraulic, manual or lever-operated, base mounted, or pendant cranes. These hoists are different in the way they move, but the precautions that should be taken when working with them are similar.

Always follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for the hoist you are using.

There are five main types of hoists:

R&M Material Handling Hoists

Harrington Hoists
ElectroLift Hoists
ACCO Hoists
Yale Hoists
Shaw-box hoists
Budgit Hoists
Coffing Hoists
Ingersoll Rand Hoists
CM Hoists
Demag Hoists
Saturn Hoists
Detroit Hoists
Gorbel Hoists
Columbus McKinnon Hoists

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