Posts By: Brendan G

Main Causes of Hoist Failure and Troubleshooting Guide

Unfortunately, hoist wire ropes do fail. And when they do, the incidents are dangerous and can have very serious consequences. Since July 2013, the Australian Government has been notified of 46 events involving injury or the risk of serious injury by objects falling from a crane. There are preventative measures in place that hoist operators… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Air Compressor Size

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An air compressor is a device used to convert power into energy which is stored in pressurised/compressed air. Compressors supply the air for all pneumatic equipment including air winches and air chain hoists. This device is incredibly popular throughout manufacturing and industrial applications due to the safety and convenience of using air as a resource… Read more »

Types of Winches: Everything You Need to Know

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Winches are mechanical devices which have a single purpose. They are designed to pull in, let out, or adjust the tension of a cable, rope or wire. And while all winches are purpose-built for shifting amounts of weight that a human can’t, different types of winches are suitable for different applications. We’ve listed out the… Read more »

Material Handling Equipment and Essential Operator Training

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Industrial material handling equipment refers to a wide range of mechanical tools, equipment, vehicles, and appliances used for transporting, storing, controlling and protecting materials or products through different stages of manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal. A well-planned and functional material handling system works to improve customer service, reduce inventory, shorten production time, and lower overall… Read more »

Introduction to Confined Spaces and Confined Space Equipment

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A confined space refers to a fully or partially enclosed space that is not intended for continuous human occupancy. Confined spaces can pose significant dangers to the health and safety of those operating in them due to a number of potential hazards. Before operating in this environment, it’s essential that adequate confined space training is… Read more »

Stay Safe: The Importance of Routine Winch Maintenance

To ensure the safety and efficiency of your winch, proper use, routine inspection and winch maintenance are essential. Caring for your winch correctly will also extend the lifespan and the usefulness of your equipment.  Heavy machinery can be particularly dangerous when operated incorrectly or by someone who is inexperienced. So, we’ve put together some of… Read more »

We are Finalists for the HIRE20 Rental Company of the Year Award!

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We’re ecstatic to announce that Winch Hire Australia is a finalist for the Hire20 Rental Company of the Year Award. The Rental Company of the Year Award specifically focuses on acknowledging hire companies who have gone the extra mile when it comes to customer service, safety and performance. We’re honoured to have been recognised for… Read more »

Types of Hoists: Chain Hoist vs. Air Hoist

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Hoists are designed for lifting or lowering a load and have many practical applications in a range of industries. There are several different types of hoists, some are manually operated, electrically operated or pneumatically (air) driven, and may use chain, fibre or wire rope to lift a load. Determining the right hoist for your project… Read more »

3 Ways Winches & Hoists Function as Natural Disaster Response Equipment

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Australia’s recent bushfires tore through 12 million acres of land, followed by extreme flash flooding. With the looming warning of thunderstorms and rain still threatening to inundate thousands of homes, Australia is not yet in the clear. In March 2019, Australia experienced six severe tropical cyclones and faces the possibility of enduring more this year…. Read more »