Hoist UK supply a variety of Electric Chain Hoists and Trolleys from leading international lifting equipment manufacturer Verlinde. Our high quality electric chain hoists are capable of lifting loads from 63kg to 10 tonnes and we offer a range of electric, manual and geared trolleys, including trolleys for curved beams and low headroom working environments.
Not sure whether you need an Electric Chain Hoist or an Electric Wire Rope Hoist? Read our focus piece comparing the two: Wire Rope Hoists VS. Electric Chain Hoists.
The VM Essentials Wire Rope Hoist has been designed for use with crane kits, giving you the power of an electric wire rope hoist without the cost. With a lifting capacity of 2,000kg to 20,000kg, the VM Essentials is controlled by pendant or radio control and unlike the VT electric wire rope hoist it's optimised for use on an overhead/underslung crane.
Hoist UK supplies a wide range of compact electric chain hoists for use in industrial environments and are also available to offer additional options for bespoke applications. Our range includes hoists with hook suspension, powered, manual and much more.
Our electric chain hoists can be operated by either a simple push button control or radio remote control and come as standard with dual lifting speeds, but if a higher level of precision is required, we can offer variable speed lifting with Extended Speed Range (ESR) which allows you to optimize the speed of your hoist. The voltage for the standard range of our electric chain hoists is 400V / 3Ph / 50hz, but other voltages are available on request.
Using a powered chain hoist will reduce the risk of injury on the person lifting the heavy load, and Hoist UK can supply a range of complimentary products to assist with your specific lifting application such as jib cranes, mobile gantries or an overhead crane. Electric chain hoists are common in a variety of workplaces, they are easy to use and are a valuable tool enabling loads to be lifted quickly and safely.
Hoists, whether they are electric chain hoists, manual chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists or electric belt hoists are all 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 of operation, but may be used up more quickly or slowly based on how the machine is being operated during its working life.
In order to help evaluate the working life of a hoist you need to be able to calculate how much of the original manufacturers Safe Working Period exists after your lifting operations have occurred.
A manufacturer of train components with on-site assembly operations required a motorised crane system for safe and easy management of large, heavy parts and materials during the process.
It was very important that the customer didn't lose any production time so the installation was planned for a weekend to ensure minimal disruption to their operations.
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Electric chain hoists are essential pieces of equipment used across various industries to lift and move heavy loads safely and efficiently. At Hoist UK, we specialise in providing a comprehensive range of electric chain hoists, from standard to bespoke options. Whether you need a 1 tonne electric chain hoist, a 2 tonne electric chain hoist, or something larger or smaller we have you covered.
When choosing an electric chain hoist, it is crucial to consider several essential factors, including the specifications, suspension types, hoisting speeds, chain containers, travel speeds, and indoor or outdoor usage.
The specifications of an electric chain hoist refer to the hoist's capacity, lift height, and duty cycle. These factors help determine the size and strength of the hoist required to move and lift the intended loads safely.
For instance, a 1 tonne electric chain hoist can efficiently handle lighter loads in a manufacturing facility, while a 2 tonne electric chain hoist is ideal for lifting heavier loads in construction or other industrial sites. It is essential to ensure that the hoist's capacity is sufficient for the intended application to ensure safe and efficient lifting.
Suspension type is another critical factor to consider when selecting an electric chain hoist. Hoist UK offers various suspension options, including hook, lug, and trolley suspensions. The suspension type you choose will depend on your specific application's requirements.
A hook suspension may be ideal for general-purpose lifting, while a trolley suspension may be more suitable for moving loads horizontally along a beam. On the other hand, a lug suspension may be the best option for lifting in areas with low headroom, however, Hoist UK have a range of low-headroom trolley hoists available too.
The hoisting speed of an electric chain hoist refers to the rate at which the hoist can lift the load. Hoist UK offers hoists with a wide range of hoisting speeds, from slow and precise to fast and efficient.
Electric chain hoists can be provided with single-speed, dual-speed, or variable-speed options.
For instance, a 1 tonne electric chain hoist is normally provided with faster hoisting speeds than a 2 tonne electric chain hoist as there are defined maximum speeds the equipment can safely lift and lower loads of different magnitudes.
Some of the Hoist UK variable speed hoists have a feature called ESR which stands for Extended Speed Range that allows the hook to travel even faster than normally allowed with either an empty hook or a minimal load, which is particularly useful for high production applications where time is of the essence.
Chain containers are optional accessories that can be added to the hoist to store and transport the hoist chain conveniently. They can help prevent the chain from becoming tangled or damaged during storage or transport and also store the chain out of the way of the load being lifted.
Travel speed is another important consideration, particularly for applications that require the hoist to move horizontally. Hoist UK offers hoists with a range of travel speeds, allowing for precise and efficient movement of loads with single-speed, two-speed or variable-speed travel available, which can be set in many cases by the installer of the chain hoist. For instance, a 1 tonne electric chain hoist can have a slower travel speed which is more appropriate for moving loads over short distances. A 2 tonne electric chain hoist with a faster travel speed can be used for larger distances, however, a speed can be set to allow the load to be moved safely for the intended application.
Finally, it is crucial to consider whether the electric chain hoist will be used indoors or outdoors. Hoist UK provides hoists that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, with options available for harsh environments if required.
For instance, a 1 tonne electric chain hoist with weather-resistant components is useful for outdoor use. Meanwhile, a 2 tonne electric chain hoist with corrosion-resistant materials is perfect for use in harsh environments.
As the largest UK distributor for Verlinde, Hoist UK offers a wide range of Verlinde electric chain hoists as well. Verlinde is a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, known for their innovative designs and high-quality products.
One example of a Verlinde electric chain hoist offered by Hoist UK is the Verlinde Eurochain VX electric chain hoist. This hoist is available in capacities ranging from 63kg to 5000kg and offers a wide range of options, including variable speed control and remote control. It also has a compact design, making it ideal for applications with limited space.
The Verlinde Eurochain VX hoist is designed for medium to heavy-duty lifting operations. It offers high performance and efficiency, thanks to its advanced technology and features.
In conclusion, electric chain hoists are vital pieces of equipment for lifting and moving heavy loads safely and efficiently. When selecting an electric chain hoist, it is crucial to consider the specifications, suspension types, hoisting speeds, chain containers, travel speeds, and indoor or outdoor usage.
At Hoist UK, we offer a wide range of electric chain hoists, including standard and bespoke options. We also partner with Verlinde, providing our customers with access to their high-quality and innovative products. Whether you need a 1 tonne electric chain hoist or a 2 tonne electric chain hoist, we have the expertise and experience to help you find the perfect hoist for your application.
An electric chain hoist is a type of lifting equipment that uses an electric motor to power a chain that lifts heavy loads. It is commonly used in industrial settings for lifting and moving heavy items.
Electric chain hoists work by using an electric motor to power a chain that lifts heavy loads. The chain is run over a load wheel which has guides and when the motor is turned on, the chain is pulled through the hoist and lifts the load. The speed and direction of the lift are controlled by a pendant or remote control through low-voltage control circuitry.
Electric chain hoists are versatile, reliable, and efficient. They are capable of lifting heavy loads quickly and safely, and they are easy to operate. They are also more cost-effective than other types of lifting equipment, such as air hoists and wire rope hoists.
There are three main types of electric chain hoists: single-speed hoists, two-speed hoists and variable-speed hoists. Single-speed hoists have a fixed lifting speed, two-speed or dual-speed hoists have a main and creep speed for more precise lifting and lowering, while variable-speed hoists allow the operator to control the lifting speed with smooth stepless lifting and lowering operations.
The factors to consider when selecting an electric chain hoist include the weight of the load, the lifting height required, the speed of the lift, and the frequency of use. Other factors include the power supply available, the environment in which the hoist will be used, and the safety features of the hoist.
Regular maintenance is important to keep your electric chain hoist in good working condition. This includes lubricating the chain, inspecting the hoist for wear and damage, and replacing worn or damaged parts. It is also important to follow the manufacturer's maintenance guidelines and to have the hoist inspected by a qualified technician regularly.
There are several reputable brands that manufacture high-quality electric chain hoists; however, Hoist UK are the largest UK distributor for Verlinde, Hoist UK offers a wide range of Verlinde electric chain hoists with Verlinde being a leading manufacturer of lifting equipment, known for their innovative designs and high-quality products.
Yes, it is important to follow all safety guidelines when using an electric chain hoist. This includes wearing appropriate personal protective equipment, such as gloves and safety glasses, ensuring that the load is properly secured, and never exceeding the weight or load capacity of the hoist.
Electric chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists both have their advantages and disadvantages. Electric chain hoists are more affordable and easier to maintain, while electric wire rope hoists are more durable and have a higher lifting capacity. The choice between the two will depend on the specific needs and requirements of your application.
The FEM duty of a hoist refers to the classification of the hoist according to its intended usage and the standards set by FEM. The duty classification takes into account factors such as the load capacity, number of operating cycles, and the operating environment.
FEM stands for "Fédération Européenne de la Manutention" which translates to the "European Materials Handling Federation." It is an organization that sets standards for the safe use of lifting equipment that we have adopted in the UK.
The FEM duty classifications differ based on the number of operating cycles and the load capacity. Hoists with a higher FEM duty classification are designed to handle heavier loads and more frequent use.
Hoist UK stock a wide range of electric chain hoists from leading hoist manufacturer Verlinde in their factory in the UK and available for same-day or next-day dispatch. Delivery times on bespoke or special configuration hoist units typically range from 4 weeks to 12 weeks EXW dependant on the specification needed for the application or lifting operation.