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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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.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Fishers, NY  |  844-268-7055

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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Gorbel Inc. $$$

Kiefer, OK  |  800-474-5600

We make a variety of different materials for the crane manufacturing industry! As crane manufacturers, we are unrivaled in comparison when it comes to making cranes, hoists, and architectural metals! From bridge cranes to electric cranes and from gantry cranes to job cranes, Crane Technologies Group has them all! We are here to make sure that you get the service you need! For more information on any of our products, visit our website!

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Bridge Crane Specialists, Ltd. $$$

Harrison, OH  |  513-202-1408

We offer a variety of bridge cranes including underhung single girders and top running bridge cranes. We break those categories down further into manual and motor driven. All of our bridge cranes provide the advantage of outstanding speed control. It is our mission to provide excellent customer service while providing products that cannot be topped.

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Cincinnati Crane & Hoist $$$
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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.