Overhead Hoists

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These beams also serve as a track for the hoist to travel along. Once an object has been lifted in one location, the hoist can carry the object to another work station and lower it for additional work or processing. Read More…

Overhead Hoists Overhead hoists are typically utilized in factories or industrial facilities where heavy objects need to be lifted and moved. These electric hoists are typically attached to horizontal beams which pass over top of several different work stations.

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Springfield, OH  |  937-525-5533

KCI Konecranes, since 1910, has provided products, services and industry applications worldwide. KCI Konecrane has a worldwide network for maintenance services to cover all our customers' needs. We also have chain hoists, engine hoists and overhead hoists for the automotive industry. For more information call us today or explore our website to see all our products and services.

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Konecranes, Inc. $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  800-632-4451

Brehob is a leading provider of high-quality electric hoists in addition to many other related products and parts. Brehob’s seasoned professionals provide outstanding fabricating services, 24-hour emergency service, inside repair, customized training and more. Not in Brehob’s inventory? Brehob can get it for you. With ISO 9001-2000 certification, Brehob has been in business since 1953.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Fishers, NY  |  800-821-0086

Gorbel®, Inc. is an innovator and leader in producing bridge cranes for the industry. Gorbel® provides a wide variety of overhead handling solutions that handle loads from fifty pounds up to forty tons. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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Gorbel Inc. $$$

Stoney Creek, ON  |  866-949-3587

Zelus distributes and services electric chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists, air hoists, manual hoists, chain trolley hoists, variable-speed air chain hoists and a variety of other chain hoist types — lever, hand, ratchet lever. We have the product to help you hoist it, move it or place it.

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Zelus Material Handling $$$

Rochester Hills, MI  |  248-652-8700

For over 50 years, Crane Technologies Group, Inc. has provided our customers with the finest quality custom engineered hoisting systems available. Crane Technologies can also provide standard hoists to accommodate specific requirements along with complete parts availability and in-house service. Meeting the most demanding applications with great prices & unmatched service!

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Crane Technologies Group, Inc. $$$
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There are many different types of control systems used to operate overhead hoists. Some hoists are operated manually, others use wireless control systems, and still others are operated from a control cabin attached to the hoist. Manually operated hoists are generally used for much smaller loads while the biggest hoists typically require the operator to use an electronic or pneumatic control system.

In addition, hoists may use various types of lifting methods depending on the application. Steel cable and rope are often used since these can stand up to the heavy-duty lifting required in many manufacturing applications. These cables or ropes can be fitted with hooks or clamps to accommodate many different objects and equipment.

Since they are usually bolted to the walls or into large load-bearing columns, overhead hoists are not as mobile as other types of hoists. For this reason, they are most often found in workshops where they are not required to frequently change positions. Overhead hoists are available in multiple configurations. They differ by load capacity, line material, line length, and maximum loaded line speed. Choosing the machine that fits the needed specifications is important, because safety issues can arise if overhead hoists are misused.