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The Benefits of Radio Control
The Benefits of Radio Control for Cranes and Hoists The biggest advantage of radio control crane systems and hoists is greater safety because unlike a pendant control which is tethered to the crane system radio controls offer greater freedom...
Hoist UK LOLER Examination
Understanding LOLER Examinations When does your lifting equipment require examination under LOLER? Who can carry out a LOLER examination/inspection?
Stagemaker rigging hoists for entertainment
Stagemaker SR: The New Generation Stagemaker SR the new generation of Verlinde electric chain hoists for the entertainment industry.
Eurobloc VT, VM Essentials and VT Open Barrel Electric Wire Rope Hoist
Electric Wire Rope Hoists: 3 options to choose from An Electric Wire Rope Hoist is a heavy duty lifting appliance with a higher lifting capacity than other hoisting options. Hoist UK offer three wire rope hoisting options that each...
Overhead Cranes
What’s the best type of Overhead Crane for your operation? An Industrial Overhead Crane is a lifting system that can be either a monorail crane, a workstation bridge crane, a gantry crane or a jib crane, and each would be...
Manual Overhead Crane Bridge with Manual Chain Hoist and Hand Geared Travel Trolley
Lifting Equipment and Lifting Equipment Companies – Equal in the eyes of the law, or just the beholder? Hoist UK work with a variety of customers across the industrial and entertainment market sectors, and provide design, manufacture, installation and testing services for a variety of lifting equipment. We...
VHR Manual Chain Hoist
Everything you need to know before choosing a Manual Chain Hoist Manual Chain Hoists are hand operated chain blocks that are widely used throughout the industry, despite the labour involved in usage. A manual chain hoist can be a preferred option...
Chandelier and Lighting Hoists-Winches
What is a Chandelier Winch? A chandelier winch is a compact, purpose designed winch used to provide safe access to chandeliers and lighting installations to facilitate easy cleaning, maintenance and light bulb changing. Usually operated...
Hoist UK Cleanroom Crane
What’s Driving the Demand for Cleanroom Lifting Equipment The demand for cleanroom facilities within manufacturing processes continues to rise and in-line with this demand, the need for appropriate lifting equipment increases. This can be seen within the rise...
VFTS Free Standing Overbraced Jib Crane (Eurosystem)
Jib Cranes: Things to Consider Although called a Jib Crane, it is actually a structure designed to support a manual or electric chain hoist. The type of jib crane or chain hoist you choose should...
Determining Cleanroom Standards
What is a Cleanroom? Cleanrooms are necessary in industries like pharmaceutical, semi-conductor manufacture, food production and aerospace, where facilities with very low levels of environmental pollutants are needed. Achieving and maintaining the necessary extreme...
LOLER HSE Thorough Examination of Lifting Equipment
A simple guide to Lifting Operations & Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998, often abbreviated to LOLER or referred to as ‘LOLER Regulations’
Determining the FEM Hoist Duty Service Classification
FEM Hoist Duty Classifications Explained The European Materials Handling Federation, known as ‘FEM’, are a standards body for the material handling industry and are publishers of the FEM Hoist Duty Classifications. Selecting the correct hoist...
Eurobloc VT2 Electric Wire Rope Hoist
Achieving True Vertical Lift True vertical lift is a hoists ability to lift the hook straight up and down, to pick up or put down in an exact position, with no hook drift. Electric...
Lifting Beams, Spreaders and Frames Importance of Stability
Lifting Beams, Spreaders and Frames Lifting beams, spreaders and frames can be designed for general purpose or as bespoke beams for a specific use with a planned range of lifts...
Understand the ATEX ratings and classifications for ATEX Zone 1, ATEX Zone 2, ATEX Zone 21 and ATEX 22.
What is ATEX Zone 1, 2, 21 and 22? ATEX is the name commonly given to the two European directives for controlling explosive atmospheres. ATEX Zones 1 and 2 relate to hazardous gas environments from a mixture of air...
Wire Rope Hoists VS. Chain Hoists
Wire Rope Hoists or Chain Hoists? Both wire rope hoists and chain hoists are robust lifting appliances that are widely used throughout across numerous industry sectors in a variety of lifting applications. Wire rope hoists have...
Exploded View of Verlinde Chain Hoist
When does your hoist need a general overhaul or to be replaced? Hoists are manufactured with 10 years of serviceable life before a major overhaul or replacement is required. The ten year service life may not necessarily be a physical ten years...
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
A Summary of PUWER PUWER stands for the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The regulations deal with the work equipment and machinery used in every day workplaces and aims to keep...
Stagemaker Direct Control
Hoist Rigging Standards Explained There are in fact several different European Standards and various codes of practice that have been written specifically to cover lifting operations within the entertainment industry, where loads are suspended...