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:
- Manual Chain Hoist
- Electric Chain Hoist
- Electric Wire Rope Hoist
- Air Powered (Pnuematic) Hoist
- Manipulators and Balancers
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.