Chain Hoists are the unsung heroes in the load lifting space. This is because most chain hoists are
meant for low load capacities. Chain hoists have standard load capacities between 250kg to 2t,
sometimes even going as far as 6t. Because of their light load capacity, their hoisting speed relative
to the load being lifted is greatly increased. This means more items can be lifted per hour and thus
the duty cycle is also affected. In this case, some chain hoists can end up with a duty cycle very close
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ELECTRIC CHAIN HOISTS
An electric chain hoist is one step above its manual version in that the duty cycle will be higher, hoisting speed will be faster and in general, the safety and load distribution of the device will be better. If you want to use a crane where there is little risk of human error, then the electric chain hoist should be your choice. Load-bearing capabilities remain low because chain mechanisms do not have the tensile strength of wire rope.
Loading capacity ranges from 250kg to under 10t.
ELECTRIC WIRE ROPE HOISTS
Electric wire rope hoists are the de facto lifting solution for most warehouses, factories and similar operations. They are durable, customisable and simple to maintain and use. They are able to be scaled wherever necessary and can load capacities ranging from 12t to 100t. Their configurations can also be changed as needed from single girder to double girders. RGM Cranes carries a range of electric wire rope hoists from Guralp, Demag and SureLift.
OUR INDUSTRIAL CRANES AND RANGE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT HELPS THE AUTOMOTIVE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN SOUTHER AFRICA MEET THEIR DEMANDING PRODUCTION SCHEDULES
STATIONARY VS. MONORAIL TROLLEY CHAIN HOISTS
Common chain hoist setups include stationary and monorail trolley chain hoists (usually called jib cranes). The basic difference between the two being that the one is based in the same location and has very limited movement, while the other can be moved as and when it's needed. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, chief among them being cost. If you know that in your operations there is a dedicated loading area or bay and that most vehicles which carry goods do so from that specific area, then there is not much need for a trolley chain hoist. A stationery chain hoist will serve the same purpose, be more economical and oftentimes, faster. You can easily transport the required loads to the loading area using forklifts or scissor lifts. However, if your goods are within a warehouse operation or similar, and there is a defined (straight) path where a load needs to be moved, then the space-saving aspect of a monorail trolley chain hoist would be good. Fitting a forklift into this situation would be impossible as the spaces between one working area and the next are extremely small.
However, if your goods are within a warehouse operation or similar, and there is a defined (straight) path where a load needs to be moved, then the space-saving aspect of a monorail trolley chain hoist would be good. Fitting a forklift into this situation would be impossible as the spaces between one working area and the next are extremely small.
STATIONARY VS. MONORAIL TROLLEY CHAIN HOISTS
Standard Crane hoists come with:
- A 3-stage helical gearbox crafted for low-noise operation.
housing made of aluminium alloy or toughened plastic.
- A similar chain guide structure either made of steel, wear-resistant plastic, or a mixture of both.
- An IP55 protection level motor with variable speeds.
- A safety clutch that can be set to 1.3 or 1.4 times rated load.
- Modular hoist suspension to change the top hook suspension to suit the load being lifted.
RGM Cranes is a recognised industry leader in the resale, installation, maintenance and servicing of chain hoists for a number of key brands such as Demag, Guralp and SureLift. If you are interested in finding a chain hoist solution which works for your unique operations, call RGM Cranes today.
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Our full product range sizes, materials, and construction is stocked to meet any specialized lifting requirement and specification
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UNDERSTANDING TYPES OF CRANES HOISTS
Our range of overhead crane hoists encompasses both electric chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists. Single and dual-speed operations are available. Single-speed is most commonly used for normal lifting and lowering applications, while dual-speed hoists are better suited when more precision movements are required beyond just loading or offloading goods.
In addition to our core products, we carry a full range of chain hoist accessories to ensure we're able to cater for every type of lifting requirement. While we stand by the superior, industry-leading durability of our products, we always keep a full range of spares in stock to ensure your business is supported and functioning optimally at all times
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