What is a Chain Hoist?

A Chain hoist is a mechanical device whereby the user can lift and pull heavy loads or objects. Operating as a pulley the Chain Hoist works through looped closed chain allowing objects to be lifted, moved and placed at the operator’s discretion. Most chain hoists will come with a brake which enables them to support a suspended load.


What are the different types of Chain Hoists?

There are many varying types of Chain Hoists-manual, electric, or pneumatic so it is important to choose the right type for your needs.

Manual Chain Hoists

Are generally portable chain hoist operated by hand. They are very adaptable and can be used in a variety of working environments, allowing the user to lift much larger and heavier loads than without assistance.

Electric Chain Hoists

For more heavy-duty requirements, where a load needs to be lifted in a short time frame there are Electric Chain Hoists. Electric Chain Hoist can handle a much greater degree of weight than manual chain hoists varying from 125kg to 1000kg.

Pneumatic Chain Hoists

Used predominantly in industrial setting such as shipyards, refineries, factories etc, pneumatic hoists, or commonly referred to as air hoists, are used for long lifts using compressed air as they aren’t liable to overheat like their electric chain hoist counterparts.


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  • August 31, 2022