We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to hoists (types, suppliers, and important attributes), which can help you

We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to hoists (types, suppliers, and important attributes), which can help you with research or to make a buying decision. We’ve included a breakdown of the types of hoist, their applications, considerations and attributes, as well as the top hoist suppliers and distributors. Hoists are mechanical or electro-mechanical lifting devices that rely on mechanical advantage to move objects vertically and support hanging loads. Mechanical hoist equipment distributes weight by using pulleys or gears to transfer low force over long distances into larger forces applied over shorter distances. The chain or rope is wound around a barrel/drum or wheel and further wound around other gears or pulleys with different radii, some of which can be in the load block. This configuration is called the reeving and determines how the force of a load will be distributed or transferred. Hoists are used in fixed or mobile applications and can be used for general purpose lifting or designed for special purposes, such as removing an engine from a car. Hoists typically incorporate a hook at the fixed end that connects to a crane or trolley and a hook at the moveabl...