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.
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... READ MORE
Both wire rope hoists and chain hoists are robust lifting appliances that are widely used across numerous industry sectors in a variety of lifting applications. Wire rope hoists have higher lifting capacities and our range of Eurobloc VT electric wire rope hoists are able to lift up to 250 tonnes, compared with 10 tonnes from our electric chain hoists and 50 tonnes from our manual chain hoists. The greater lifting capacity is one of the factors that makes wire rope hoists a more expensive option compared with a chain hoist, but there are other things to consider when trying to decide whether a wire rope hoist or a chain hoist would be better suited to your operation.
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.
Our team of lifting engineers worked around the clock to ensure the installation and testing was completed during the designated weekend, leaving enough time for some user training before the system became operational on the Monday morning.READ MORE