Chain hoists are used to lift heavy loads and can be electric, manual, or pneumatic (air) powered. Chain fall hoists feature a braking system and overload protection on some versions as two safety features for optimal use and load maintenance. These hoists come in 1/4, 1/2, 1, 2 and up to 30 ton capacities to the meet the needs of all your lifting needs.
The speed of an electric chain hoist is controlled by an electric motor which provides acceleration or deceleration as needed during a lift operation. All hoists provide true vertical lift meaning that your load will not vary from its center-line while being lifted or lowered! They can be adjusted to meet any size requirement no matter what type of application you're looking at - construction jobsites, manufacturing facilities or shipping ports.
These chain fall mechanism meet any size requirement no matter what type of application you're looking at - construction jobsites, manufacturing facilities or shipping ports- with these types materials including steel pipes, heavy crates filled with goods, large pieces of machinery. The duty cycle is important to understand too; if it's higher then more often can be done in a certain time period but lower means less usage which can lessen productivity.
What Size Hoist Do I Need?
The size depends on the weight, height and speed requirements and are available for heavier loads that require more power to lift them, while small winches can be easier when dealing with lighter objects or less space is needed in order to mount it. A large electric winch will have a higher load capacity than a smaller one but you'll need to check if they're designed for use indoors too because sometimes there's specific regulations or guidelines set by building codes which must also be taken into consideration after identifying what type of material needs lifting.
The site at your job site where the electric winch would go should also be considered as well - do you want it mounted on a crane or gantry crane ? The electric winch's configuration should be taken into consideration when picking the right one.
An electric chain hoist is controlled by a pendant controller or a handheld remote control. It can also be controlled by a winch for more complicated lifting tasks such as those of large objects, heavy loads and when you need to make precise movements. This is achieved by the controller sending signals via wire cables which are connected to each end of the chain so that it will either speed up or slow down in order to get your load where you want it.
It's important not only because they're quieter but also safer since there isn't any contact between the machine and object being lifted - this means no harm from getting caught on sharp edges, bumping into other things or having risk of injury if something should slip out from underneath.
The final decision comes down to what type of lifting capabilities you need. For small things or delicate objects, a small winch might do the job just as well and more inexpensively than one of the electric chain hoists. The price will be higher for heavy duty lifting tasks; though in this case it's worth considering that you're probably better off with an electric winch so no damage is done to your load - which could cost far more if not insured.
Manual Chain Hoist
A manual chain hoist or chain fall is a mechanical device that uses a gear transmission and manual power to lift heavy loads. The lever is pivoted on a fulcrum point in such a way that a small amount of force can be applied over a large distance. Eccentric rotation of the hoist drum results in chain movement and load lifting.
The most popular hoists are the 1 ton and 2 ton. The 2 ton machines are a usually made of better quality steel than 1 ton chain. These can be used in small, light-duty industrial settings or home garages; however, for heavy duty applications they are generally considered unsuitable due to their slow speed and limited lifting capacity.
Chainfalls are great for industrial locations where lifting is needed often, and the load is unknown. These tools are also used in horse stables and truck-mounted cranes where the loads may be large but infrequent.
Chain hoists are available in multiple configurations to meet a variety of needs: single or double drum, double ended or reversible, with load stops or without. Toolfetch carries great brands from Bison, Jet, Oz Lifting and Vestil - to name a few. Whether you need small , medium duty or heavy duty machine- we have the perfect answer for your needs!