SOS! How To Use a Chain Hoist?

Have you ever been confused about how to use a chain hoist? Here’s our guide to help you define all its possible applications!

But first, what are chain hoists?

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Most people consider a chain hoist to be the most basic type of hoisting gear. You can utilise them in different ways, such as performing vertical lifts, dragging, or positioning a large weight. Manual chain hoists can be handy to make final, precise adjustments underneath the hook of a bigger crane. Usually, customers purchase (or rent) them with supplementary equipment such as beam clamps, shackles, or slings.

To summarise, there are three functions of chain hoists:

  1. The act of lifting a thing
  2. Taking hold of something
  3. Equalisation of loads

Where can you practically apply them?

Generally, there can be hundreds of applications. Some of them include:

●        Ship wharfs
●        Power stations
●        Underground mines
●        Paper and steel mills
●        Production plants
●        Maintenance works
●        Renewable energy installations
●        Vehicle and aircraft workshops

What can be lifted or shifted by a chain hoist?

●        Engines, or motors
●        Transformers
●        Dies
●        Injection mould tools
●        Turbines
●        Steel coils

How many types of chain hoists are there?

Overall, there are electric, air, and manual chain hoists. Winch Hire Australia provides all of them in different capacities: 200kg to 30T for air chain hoists, 500kg to 30T for manual chain hoists, and 125kg to 6T for electric chain hoists. No matter what type of chain hoist you fancy, you may find them here.

What are the benefits of chain hoists?

Unlike wire rope hoists, chain hoists do not always require a vertical lift; that would be their advantage. Besides, they can work horizontally, diagonally, or even inverted, climbing their chain in some situations.

We hope we helped cover the basics! Stay tuned to read more articles by us.

Disclaimer: This article is written for educational purposes. Make sure to consult with a manufacturer/supplier and conduct a job safety analysis before using the equipment. Use it for intended purposes only. Also, it is your responsibility to comply with relevant work health and safety laws.