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Wire rope Hoists

From general manufacturing, to tools and die plants, or steel foundries.These are just a few industries where a wire rope hoist is needed to lift and move heavy loads of tools, raw materials, or even finished products. In some cases, the hoist represents the lowest stress option for carrying the payload as well, so it can be just as useful for smoothly transporting fragile items as it is for lifting heavy ones. Wire rope hoist designs are typically chosen for delicate operations because the hoist motor's smooth action as it winds and unwinds the cable helps to minimize jarring motions that could put stress on the payload.

Choosing the Right Wire Rope Hoist Capacity

When choosing a hoist, whether it's a wire rope model or a chain hoist, the biggest consideration is the maximum payload capacity. It merely needs to be able to handle the job you're going to throw at it, so you need to do your research. If you're new to hoist purchasing, bring in the team most likely to be using it and assemble a list of use scenarios that take into account the range of payload weights your business will deal with. It's also important to consider whether expansion plans call for a heavier wire rope hoist to be needed soon. If so, it's a good idea to buy the upgraded model.

Additional Points To Consider

Apart from the maximum capacity, the other most important factors to the day to day operations are the rope lift speed and the specs for the motor, which will tell you how much power it will draw under normal operating conditions. Not only is your capacity is important but knowing your duty cycle is crucial to the longevity of your investment. More efficient models generally cost a little more, but the energy savings might be worth it in the long run. Similarly, a slower wire rope hoist is usually a little less expensive than one with a faster lift speed and the same weight rating. Keep these points in mind as you decide on the best model for your shop. Finally, take a look at how you're going to install the wire rope hoist, where it needs to reach, and what additional equipment you'll need to get the job done. That way, you get an accurate projection of your total costs for your new equipment purchase.