Electric Chain Hoists

Our range of Electric Chain Hoists can handle 150kg to 10,000kg’s loads (light to heavy) and offer the highest level of build quality, and are suited to a broad range of applications. Electric hoists are the most commonly used hoist type in South Africa, helping to improve efficiency across diverse industries and applications. As the sole distributor of Güralp, no other service provider is better suited to ensure you have the ideal product for your specific needs and budget. Quality and reliability are our utmost concerns, and we use only the best technology when designing and manufacturing – and we look for the same qualities in the products we import and distribute.

RGM Cranes offer an extensive range of electric chain hoists to cater for your lifting requirements

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Our team would love the opportunity to assist you in providing further information on your requirements so please do get in touch and we will be glad to help.

What are the benefits of an electric chain hoist?

Electric chain hoists are inexpensive compared to cranes. They are hassle free and they can be easily operated with simple controls. They offer high-efficiency, at an affordable cost even in demanding conditions. They will ensure a smooth and steady vertical lift, with a high degree of precision and make light work of heavy objects when compared to a manual hoist.

How do electric chain hoists work?

Electric chain hoists have an induction motor and a break to ensure the load is held when lifting (enabling heavy objects/loads to be lifted safely). The motor converts electrical energy that is fed into mechanical energy which can then lift the load/weight. It has a break that has an interlock mechanism in combination with a motor that operates in a unique way. When the electric chain hoist is in operation the energy supply to the break will be released, but when the motor is off the supply is automatically provided and the break will resume to ensure that the crane load can be held.

What do electric chain hoists do?

The primary benefit is that they are able to lift loads straight up with no lateral movement. They are commonly used for light to medium loads and are ideally suited to use in assembly operations, on a workstation crane, with a jib crane, or for maintenance operations. They are a simple, easy-to-use solution to increase productivity in your workspace and operations.

When selecting an electric hoists consider the following

  • Required capacity – based on current and future needs
  • Lifting speed – depending on production output needs
  • The height of lift – highly dependent on building height
  • The type of material being lifted and work environment
  • Duty cycle – how often the chain hoist will be operating per day
  • Budget – consider more than just the initial cost, think about maintenance too
  • Get a guarantee – the warranty a manufacturer or supplier is willing to put behind their product is a sign of its quality.

Work with the experts

The RGM Cranes sales professionals have a wealth of knowledge on the best product applications for different industries and workspaces. We are able to offer guidance on the most suitable electric chain hoist solution based on a thorough understanding of your specific needs. RGM Cranes are also suppliers of expert support services and crane parts for a vast range of chain hoists from other brands. We make it our business to keep your business functioning optimally at all times through proper maintenance and a 24-hour emergency support service for our clients. Get in touch with us by filling in the contact form or give us a call for professional guidance on the most cost-effective and appropriate electric chain hoist solution for your business.

24 Hour Emergency Breakdown Service

Exceptional support

RGM Cranes believes in offering comprehensive, turnkey solutions for our clients’ lifting requirements. Beyond being a high-quality chain hoist manufacturer and supplier, we also pride ourselves on offering exceptional after-sale support and maintenance services. We keep a complete selection of Surelift SY crane parts available at all times for the fastest repair turnaround time. Our team are also available 24 hours a day for emergencies – always on call to ensure your production line keeps moving.