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MANUAL CHAIN BLOCKS

Our range of manual chain blocks is suitable for work where high downtime is the norm, loads are not over 1 tonne, and the hoist mechanism doesn’t need to be automated.

Our industrial designed manual hoist winch makes for cost-saving lifting, efficient and safer operations.

Hand chain hoist standard features include:

  • Steel-formed Cases
  • Brake Mechanisms
  • Dual Ratchet Pawls
  • Chain Stoppers
  • Robust Alloy Load Chain
  • Heavy-duty Upper And Lower Hooks

Whether you own factories, construction sites, auto shops, or warehouses, we have the best hand chain block for your industrial lifting requirements.

Contact one of our technical specialists on +27 11 422 3690 or complete the enquiry form below.

What Is The Difference Between A Chain Block And A Lever Hoist?

The key difference between a manual chain block and a manual lever hoist is how the load is lifted.

For a chain block, the load is secured with a hook and lifted by pulling on a chain. A manual lever hoist requires you to lift a load by cranking a lever which then raises a chain. It’s very similar to the action you would use to fasten or loosen a bolt using a spanner. These types of hoists are most suited to vertical lifting, and they are safer.

REDUCE WORKSHOP DOWNTIME

With over R25 Million worth of ex-stock available, RGM is equipped to meet service deliveries and reduce downtime.

A full range of spare parts are readily available and can be delivered to your site within 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Being Uses For A Hand Chain Hoist

  • Lifting pipes and beams and keeping them in place for welding or bolting.
  • Lifting turbines in cases where precision is needed.
  • Useful in the energy industry as a coal gun hoist.
  • Install and remove valves in factories.
  • Lift pumps, generators, geysers, and other heavy equipment in factories.
  • Lift high-level loads in construction sites.
  • Remove car engines in automotive garages.
  • Lift items from conveyor belts in factories.
  • Useful in agriculture to help with moving equipment and harvests.

MANUAL LIFTING EQUIPMENT IS NOT JUST USEFUL FOR INDUSTRY. YOU CAN USE IT TO LIFT YOUR MOTORCYCLE OFF THE FLOOR FOR AN EASIER OIL CHANGE OR LIFT YOUR GARDEN TRACTOR TO CLEAN THE MOWING BLADES.

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HEAVY LIFTING INSTALLATIONS

RGM Cranes successfully supplied a 30-tonne semi-portal crane and two 10-tonne single girder cranes to Betterect, in the culmination of a 20-year fruitful relationship. We supplied Betterect with the lifting solutions, including maintenance of existing cranes, load-testing, servicing and inspection of the cranes at scheduled intervals.

How Does A Chain Fall Hoist Work?

By applying a minor pulling force to the chain block, it increases the kinetic energy using gears at the top of the pulley mechanism to allow the lifting of a load. The gear ratio matters here. The ratio of applied force (by the operator) to the load lifted must be small to large. You must apply the driving force in one rotation of the gear, for the driven gear to rotate more than once.

The entire procedure moves a small force over a significant distance to a huge force over a shorter distance. This is why a chain block is great for lifting large loads over a distance where speed is not a factor.

OUR CREW OF HIGHLY TRAINED TECHNICIANS AND ASSISTANTS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN AFRICA AND ARE ON CALL 24 HOURS 7 DAYS A WEEK. 

How Many Types of Chain Blocks Are There?

There are 3 types of manual chain blocks:

  1. Fitted with a top hook
  2. Push trolley
  3. Geared trolley

Each works for a unique suspension method and RGM Cranes’ sales engineers will help you choose the correct one for your operations.

How To Rate Your Chain Block’s Operation?

Make sure you get lifting equipment that:

  • Prevents canting or jamming of the hand chain.
  • Runs smoothly between the pulled chain, the load chain, and drive pinion.
  • Has a fully enclosed alloy housing.
  • 360-degree rotating hand chain guide for operating the hoist in confined spaces.

Each works for a unique suspension method and RGM Cranes’ sales engineers will help you choose the correct one for your operations.

CRANE SERVICE INSPECTIONS

 

Our work is guaranteed and in compliance with local and international standards. Inspections and testing are conducted according to SANS 1037-2006 specifications.

READ MORE ABOUT LOAD TESTING COMPLIANCE & STANDARDS

ONSITE LOAD TESTING & MAINTENANCE

 

RGM offers onsite equipment testing using our certified mobile lifting equipment. This rig has the capacity to conduct lift testing up to 27 tonnes on a single pull.

BOOK YOUR ONSITE INSPECTION WITH RGM

LIFTING TACKLE & SERVICING

 

Our full product range sizes, materials, and construction are stocked to meet any specialised lifting requirements and specifications.

STOCK SUPPLIED 24/7

RGM IS A PROUD BEE COMPLIANT COMPANY AND IOS 9001 – 2008 ACCREDITED COMPANY.

FIND OUT HOW WE CAN ASSIST YOU

We are happy to assist you with any query large or small. Reach out to us and we will ensure that you find the best solution for your lifting needs.

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OUR INDUSTRIAL CRANES AND RANGE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT HELPS THE AUTOMOTIVE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA MEET THEIR DEMANDING PRODUCTION SCHEDULES.

OPERATING TIMES

 

Monday - Thursday
07:30 - 16:30 (CAT)

Friday:
07:30 - 14 (CAT)

ADDRESS

 

Cnr Dusseldorf & Ruhr Roads,

Apex, Benoni, Gauteng
1540

PO Box 2638
Benoni
1500
South Africa

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