We offer a variety of powered lifting and handling equipment which includes electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, electric belt hoists and electric winches.
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.
In essence, true vertical lift is a hoists ability to lift the hook straight up and down, to pick up or put down a load in an exact position with no hook drift. It occurs when a hoist (lower block) moves in a true vertical path between the lower limit of travel, which happens when the rope(s) anchored at each end of the drum wind from the centre of the drum outward (inward when raising the hook); enabling the hook and load to be centred below the middle of the drum. This design prevents the hook from wandering from one end of the drum to the other in the highest and lowest hook positions.
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.