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.

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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.

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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.

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Chilliwack, BC  |  604-792-5023

With over 29 years of experience in the industry and a team of dedicated professionals, Mussell Crane strives to meet all of your material handling needs. We supply a variety of brand-name electric hoists. Additional services include installation, freight, and after-sales support. To learn more about our line of hoists, visit our website today!

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Salt Lake City, UT  |  888-299-0896

Since 1969, American Equipment, Inc. has proven to be an exceptional full service material handling equipment supplier. Serving companies throughout the U.S, American Equipment provides a comprehensive line of electric, air, manual and lever-operated hoists along with equipment such as cranes and monorails. American Equipment also offers hoist rentals, on-site training and 24-hour parts service.

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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.