MANUAL LIFTING EQUIPMENT
Manual lifting equipment comes in many different forms:
MANUAL CHAIN BLOCKS
The simplest form of such lifting equipment are manual chain blocks which involve a chain as a hoist mechanism and are also usually cheaper and easier to maintain. The downside being that manual chain blocks are mostly for low weight capacities and cannot be scaled to weights higher than 5t.
Also, a manual chain hoist should essentially be used infrequently, for example in an auto-mechanic shop to assist in loading and unloading car engines. In this case, the cost benefit would be quite evident. The need to use an electric chain hoist with a higher duty cycle would not be needed.
Also, in order to aid in making the lifting process as smooth as possible in terms of loads being lifted safely and evenly distributing the weight of the load, you can make use of chain slings or chain bags. Slings usually come as chain slings or nylon slings, and these usually have a Grade 80, Grade 100 and Grade 120 tensile strength.
MANUAL WIRE ROPE HOISTS
If a load is higher than 5t then you will need to use a wire rope hoist crane. These differ from chain hoists in that their durability is much higher and their load capacity is higher as well. Many models of wire rope hoist cranes are automatic, but you can get manual versions. The manual versions will only extend the lifting range of a standard manual chain block by a few tons because the higher load capacities are necessarily electric in order to conform to international safety standards and regulations. So, at most, you will probably increase the load capacity of manual lifting equipment by a few tons, most probably still under 10t.
YOUR OPERATIONAL BUDGET FOR MANUAL LIFTING EQUIPMENT
You need to consider your budget carefully when making the decision about purchasing a manual hoist because it should not just be a price-based consideration but look to the future as well. If it’s probable that your operations may grow in a year or two, you don’t want to replace your equipment wholesale. It would be better to err on the side of caution and get a crane lifting system that will scale with your business as it grows.
By definition, this means considering future uses, load capacities and duty cycles. These manual lifting equipment solutions can then be better serviced and maintained, instead of overhauling them. RGM Cranes carries various manual lifting equipment and can help you make an informed decision on which to purchase for your specific operational needs.
Contact RGM Cranes today for help.
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A full range of spare parts are readily available and can be delivered to your site within 24 hours, 7 days a week.
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One of the most useful parts of a chain hoist system is the chain sling. A chain sling is necessary for increased safety and even load distribution in a chain hoist system. This is especially compounded when using an electric chain hoist which will allow the crane safety factor to increase and use the crane’s loading capacity at its most optimal.
RGM Cranes distributes our own range of duplex nylon webbing slings in all available capacities. Our nylon slings are available in flat webbing with an eye on either end and also as an endless round sling.
MANUFACTURING & SUPPLYING SOUTHERN AFRICA WITH INDUSTRIAL LIFTING SOLUTIONS FOR OVER 30 YEARS.
WHAT LOAD ARE YOU LIFTING AND HOW HEAVY IS IT?
The first question we ask our customers is, “What load are you lifting and how heavy is it?”
Without knowledge of the fundamentals regarding your operations, we are not able to help you properly, and offer you the best lifting solution for your unique operations. Once we know the answer to that question, then we are able to gauge whether you will need to get a stationary or moveable crane; whether it should be manual or automatic; and what the duty cycle of your chosen crane should be. From there we can further granulate our search and look at hoist speed, hook path and the materials which the crane is made of.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT WHICH MATERIALS ARE USED TO MAKE THE CRANE?
When talking about operations, it’s very different to other customer experiences. It is not simple like buying packaged toothpaste, taking it home and using it. There are a lot of technical specifications and fine-tuning needed before a major operational purchase such as a gantry crane or open winch crane can be bought.
The RGM Cranes sales engineers can help you with every aspect of the crane-buying journey, from measuring the size of your building for effective installation, to performing load tests to determine the optimal load capacity of the automatic crane you require.
We will then also advise you on the best training procedure for your workers, including how you can perform in-house maintenance procedures, before the need to call our technicians for service and routine maintenance. However, if you would like to leave all the maintenance up to us, we welcome that as well.
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 precise 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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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.
OUR INDUSTRIAL CRANES AND RANGE OF LIFTING EQUIPMENT HELPS THE AUTOMOTIVE, CONSTRUCTION, MINING AND MANUFACTURING INDUSTRIES IN SOUTHERN AFRICA MEET THEIR DEMANDING PRODUCTION SCHEDULES.
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PO Box 2638
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