If you are looking to invest in a second-hand electric hoist, you may come across some really great bargains and capitalise on your investment provided the equipment you choose has been maintained properly and is now in a functional state. A second-hand electric hoist that is maintained in a good state will not only come for a low-cost, but would also function like a new device. This boils down to the fact that you can use a second-hand electric hoist for years and if you take adequate care, you may even sell your equipment and earn good returns on your investment. So the best way to buy a used electric hoist is to get it inspected to make sure that it is in working condition and will serve your purpose for a certain period of time.
Devices that are sold in EU will come with an EC Declaration of Conformity which indicates that they fulfill the criteria laid down by the European Machinery Directive. Initially all devices will come with a number of certificates that will guarantee safe and efficient usage, but later, you may need to look for certain signs to make sure that the equipment you buy will be worth the price you pay. Check if you are able to spot the presence of cracks in the equipment itself. Fissures or cracks are the signs of wear and tear and they indicate that you may not be able to use the equipment for a long time. These cracks may lead to undesirable incidents and may indicate that your equipment is not safe for use.
Regular servicing and proper care actually work to preserve and prolong the functional life of an electric hoist and you may want to hire the services of an inspector to make sure that the device does not have problems with regard to bearings, electronics, or cogs. Some companies offer used electric hoists that are backed by warranties and this may give you some confidence to invest in those devices.
There are certain other factors that you should consider while buying a used electric hoist. You should take into account the reputation of the equipment manufacturer while making a purchase decision and you should look for suppliers that can provide you with the necessary usage and care-related documentation. It is a good idea to involve an independent third party in the inspection process. Independent professional inspectors who handle such devices on a day-to-day basis will be in a better position to guide you on the purchase of the right equipment.
Working on site and trying to move around heavy materials can be no only exhausting but also inefficient in todays world. Manual labour is almost a thing of the past these days, as technology develops life gets easier, with Electric Chain Hoists there is no longer a reason to be manually lifting loads or using unsafe gin wheels to transport your bag of cement or your steel girder to the 13th story of a building site.
Boosting efficiency to the maximum, Electric Chain Hoists can be specified to have a slow and a fast speed to ensure the operator can maintain a safe but efficient speed for the load, my favourite thing about this kind of hoist is that it is self braked, as soon as you let go of the button (and even in the event of a power failure), the hoist will automatically brake and the load will remain in position. This is great for working onsite as power shortages often occur, especially in remote areas where generators are being used to power equipment. Expect hoist speeds to be in the region between 1m/min and 12m/min, there are faster hoists available on the market but they tend to come with a higher price tag and are usually price on request from dealers.
In regards to dealers and where to purchase an Electric Chain Hoist, the best way is to contact a dealer, as manufacturers rarely deal direct- the advantages to this are better customer service and better prices as dealers often pass on some of their trade discount to be competitive against others, talk to the right one nicely and you can grab yourself a bargain. Alternatively there are many dealers now selling these types of hoists online such as Lifting Equipment Store.
Electric Chain Hoists alike a standard chain block, come in a variety of lifting capacities from 125kg-30,000kg and can be built to include a top hook, suspension lug, manual or electric beam trolley to enable horizontal traverse along a beam. With lifting heights up to 120m you are sure to have enough ability to do what you need to do!
Size is everything! Well, in lifting at least! The size of your electric chain hoist may pose some serious problems when trying to integrate a hoist into a small or confined area. For this reason mini chain hoists have been designed and produced to the required standards.
For some reason along with small often comes only a small supply of power; one phase. For 90% of chain hoists on the market this poses a giant problem, 90% run on three phases of power! However the clever people over at Yale Hoists have already thought about this problem and provided the optional 1 phase series in 110v or 230v options.
The Yale CPS Electric Chain Hoist is the worlds smallest electric chain hoist by far, from the image below you can see it comfortably sits in the palm of your hand, easy to handle, lifting up to 250kg thats a 1/4 of a tonne! Incredible for such a small machine, the Yale CPS just keeps on pulling. Fitted with a top hook for easy installation and removal, this unit can also be combined with a beam trolley or beam clamp allowing horizontal travel or static positioning on the beam.
Yale CPS Electric Chain Hoist
What is even better is that you can order your very own CPS with FREE DELIVERY for the next severn days from Crane Handling or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01384 441235 Today! Once ordered you will receive your hoist next day after despatch, super fast service from the experts in Lifting and Handling Equipment.
Ideal for quick heavy lifting tasks, the Yale CPS Electric Chain Hoist can also be used for everyday industrial use and is often used on Swing Jib Cranes as they are small and easy to use featuring a two button control pendant complete with emergency stop for safety. The pendant cable is always 1m less than the requested height of lift, this can be extended or shortened upon request when purchasing.
Featuring electric chain hoists from all high quality leading industrial brands on todays market such as Yale, Stahl, GIS, Lodestar, Lodeguard, Donati, Demag, Tractel and Kito.
Supplying all types of motorised chain hoists for standard applications and bespoke applications such as specially designed wind turbine hoists and ultra low headroom hoists providing maximum hook path. With capacities up to 45 Tonnes (45,000kg), heights of lift up to 120m Crane Handling are sure to provide a hoist to suit your requirements.
Crane Handling, owners of ElectricChainHoists.co.uk have over 30 years of full experience in the mechanical handling and Lifting Equipment industry, their solutions are designed with simplicity and cost in mind.
To add to the growing market for electric chain hoists Stahl Crane Systems have just released the new ‘SC’ Electric Chain Hoist, designed for lighter duty applications up to 2500kg as opposed to its sister product the Stahl ST hoist suited for applications up to 6300kg. The ST hoist’s smallest model was 250kg, the SC caters for all round light duty handling from as little as 63kg.
The brand new 2013 Stahl SC Chain Hoist
Featuring a patented 5 pocket chain sprocket with an extra cog to support the vertical chain link, providing extra locking between chain and chain sprocket, thus reducing wear and tear (saving you money) it also allows higher loads on the chain while maintaining high safety standards.
All electrical components on the SC hoist are ‘plug in’. The SC also features directly active load limiting via the slipping clutch and a high standard classification to FEM, integrated limit switch complete with a high tensile powder coated aluminium body.
To Celebrate the new release we are offering 20% Off all Stahl Industrial Hoists this week O N L Y!
25% off Stahl Industrial Hoists, This week ONLY!
We are also offering a very competitive discount on Yale VS chain blocks all week.
You may or may not follow this blog, some of it will make sense to you, other bits may confuse you and you may ask why i write some of the things i do. Don’t worry, its nothing special.
Anyway, recently i was invited to attend the CM Lodestar industrial training course up at the Columbus McKinnon headquarters in Prenton, UK. The course was based on giving a hands on approach to people such as myself who sell these hoists all day long but have not had a more hands on experience than the basic operation of the hoist.
The course was an excellent opportunity for me to gain an extended product knowledge with the added benefit of having a hands on experience and the ability to fault find and help customers troubleshoot should they experience any difficulty with their hoists. The course offered the full package from a theory exercise and examination to stripping down the hoist, making adjustments to the brake and re-assembling and testing of the units.
All in all a great crash course for anyone in the lifting or rigging game looking to extend their product knowledge and technical ability with the CM Lodestar Hoist and at the end of the course i was presented with a certificate of completion, ideal to add to the growing list on my resume and a great selection of CMCO promotional goodies! -Thank you Columbus McKinnon.
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