Hoist (device)

A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by means of a drum or lift-wheel around which rope or chain wraps. It may be manually operated, electrically or pneumatically driven and may use chain, fiber or wire rope as its lifting medium. The load is attached to the hoist by means of a lifting hook.

Types of Hoist

The basic hoist has two important characteristics to define it: Lifting medium and power type. The lifting medium is either wire rope, wrapped around a drum, or load-chain, raised by a pulley with a special profile to engage the chain. The power can be provided by different means. Common means are hydraulics, electrical and air driven motors

Wire Rope Hoist or Chain Hoist

More commonly used hoist in today's worldwide market is an electrically powered hoist. These are either the chain type or the wire rope type.

Nowadays many hoists are package hoists, built as one unit in a single housing, generally designed for ten-year life, but the life calculation is based on an industry standard when calculating actual life



Motorized Trolley Side Guide Rollers

Provide smooth trolley motion and reduced wear on wheels and beam

Motorized Trolley Drop Stops and Rubber Bumpers

Built-in security for the operator and added protection for the equipment and load

With Hook and Lug Suspensions and Motorized, Push and Geared Trolleys

Electric chain hoists furnishes single-phase operation in a heavy-duty, low-headroom design. Available in hook mount or coupled with a trolley, it easily transports any load. Look to this model when high quality and convenience are important for the job


Geared Trolley Standard Hand Chain Drop

2' less than lift (longer drops available)


Don't let its small size fool you. Inside the ED's compact, die-cast aluminum body is a hard-working hoist packed with features for all kinds of industrial and commercial applications. Innovative in concept, every ED is engineered for versatility. You can easily transport and use it anywhere you need it. Even in tight quarters where headroom allowance is at a premium.


WITH                                              WITH                                        WITH                                              
HOOK                                            635 LOW                                   SERIES 635 MOTOR
SUSPENSION                                 HEADROOM TROLLEY             DRIVEN TROLLEY

Electric chain hoists offer power, flexibility and a number of important safety features.  All capacities are available in either single speed or two speed models.  Heavy duty motors are rated at thirty minutes.Workings are completely enclosed and compact for low headroom.  Safety features include, a friction clutch assembly designed to stop the hoist when overloading occurs.  A dual braking system -- heavy duty magnetic an regenerative, plus upper and lower limit switches are additional features.  Snap action control station, Rated NEMA 4, carries only 115 volts and is completely lubricated at the factory. Load chain comes with standard rigid hook.