WHAT IS A CHAIN HOIST?
It is a term for a piece of lifting equipment that is suspended (usually from a beam via a trolley) featuring a chain and hook. The hook is used to secure the object being lifted, while the chain is used to lift the hook and the attached load to the desired height. Manual Chain Hoists require the user to pull one end of the chain to lift the load, while electrical operated hoists require just a push of a button to control the motor. They can be suspended in a number of ways, with the majority coming with a hook or a trolley.
Our Chain Blocks are manufactured to require as little manual effort as possible, preventing any unnecessary risk to a user's health and safety. Engineered to the highest standards, we take great pride in only supplying superior quality products. Our hand-operated chain blocks (hoists) can be suspended in a variety of ways, with our recommendation being a trolley suspension to run along a beam in your workplace. We offer beam trolleys in manual, electric, and pneumatic variations, with capacities of up to 20 Tonnes.
POWERED CHAIN HOISTS
We have a vast range of Electric Chain Hoists available, from leading manufacturers including Stahl, Yale, Demag, GIS, CM Lodestar, Kito, Hadef, LIftket, and Donati, with Safe Working Loads (SWL) of up to 20 Tonnes. Powered by a Single-Phase 110v/240v or Three-Phase 415v power supply, lifting heights of up to 120m are available. A number of additional features and low voltage controls come available as standard, meaning that our selection is sure to meet every requirement. These types of hoists can be suspended via a top hook or lug, but we also have alternatives such as beam trolleys.
Through intense use in demanding environments, over time, parts naturally become worn. To prevent our customers from needing to purchase a completely new item or the hassle of acquiring custom components, we can supply almost all spare parts for every hoist that we sell - saving you both time and money that your business can better spend elsewhere. We hold extensive stocks of components, ready for immediate dispatch, allowing you to maintain efficient production.
Over the last 25 years, we have provided specialist items such as those conforming to specific standards, food grade, spark-resistant, and ATEX explosion-protected models. If you're looking for something in a more niche category, drop our Sales Team a call or send us an inquiry via our online form.