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Different Types of Hoists and Their Uses


Hoist is one of those construction & material handling machinery that help most when you have to send the materials to top of the building and scratching your mind for an idea. Hoists are used to move the loads up and down with the help of hook that is fixed with the metal rope. Metal rope is wrapped around the arm of hoist that can be operated hydraulically or pneumatically. You may found manufacturers of hoists globally but some great manufacturers are JCB, Tadano and Caterpillar. If you talk about types of hoists so there are about 25 different types varied according to sizes, purposes and functions so some of these types of hoists are as follows:

Boom Hoist

Boom hoist is similar to the boom crane because it has the same boom fixed on the base, moves on limited axis. Boom hoists are used to lift weights on the hooks that are attached to the special metal ropes designed to bear maximum loads. Boom hoist is mostly used as industrial machine where it loads the weight on containers.

Boom Hoist

Bucket Hoist

Bucket hoist can be exampled as water-wells where the rope is wrapped around on horizontal arm and the bucket is used for obtaining the water from well. Bucket hoists are mostly used while construction purposes where materials need to be pushed on top-levels of buildings.

Bucket Hoist

Chain Hoist

Chain hoists are quite common example of hoist system and it can be seen at most of the construction and industrial purposes. Basically, chain hoist consisted of tripod base, chain rope and pulley that is used to move the load from up to down. It is mostly seen in the automobile repairing shops for pulling the engine from cars.

Chain Hoist

Electric Hoist

Electric hoist is modernized form of chain and boom hoist mostly used in the industries for fast working. It is very much popular in material handling industries because it saves labor costs by handling maximum loads at a time with no damage threats. Electric hoists have similar parts to any other hoist but they are specified because of electric motors used to pull and drop the loads automatically.

Electric Hoist

Gasoline Hoist

Same like electric hoist, gasoline hoists consume petrol as a fuel to perform necessary operations. Gasoline hoists are used as a portable hoist system because they cost too much as compared to any other hoist systems and this is just because of its fuel consumption and regular maintenance.

Gasoline Hoist

Hydraulic Hoist

The second most common hoist system that you may saw at car service centers where a machine pulls your car up! Hydraulic hoists get energy from hydraulic powered fluids that pressurize the booms to push the objects upwards. Hydraulic hoists can also be seen in different industrial purposes to lift heavy weights.

Hydraulic Hoist

Platform Hoist

Platform hoists are based on platform systems where the hoist or lift can move on single axis and they are also known as track-mounted hoists. Usually, these hoists are used by window cleaning service providers where they get help with these hoists to clean the building top-apartments. Platform hoists can be operated through single chain by moving up and down side.

Platform Hoist

Portable Hoist

Portable hoists are quite simple example of chain, boom and electric hoist where the system can be travelled through different working sites. Moreover, approximately all of the hoist systems are portable and can be moved where necessary and can be installed on locations.

Portable Hoist

Tractor Hoist

Tractor hoists or truck hoist is quite common example mostly used by car lifting units. Tractor hoist consist of a boom that is attached with base of tractor and a hook with rope is installed on this boom that can operated through driver controls.

Tractor Hoist

These all types of hoists play vital role in different field of commercial life from industrial to constructional but the thing that makes it more comfortable is there durability with portability. If you are looking for reputable global buyers and suppliers for hoist systems so you should join the community of TradeFord.com!

Posted by: Mukesh on Jul 02 2012


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