Hoist Cranes

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Hoists can be electronically controlled or manually operated with a crank; the configuration depends on the demands of the application and the overall layout of the crane system. Read More…

Hoist Cranes Hoist cranes are lifting and movement tools. "Hoist" is the word sometimes used for the hardware that performs the extension and retraction during a lifting process. A hoist usually features a tension cable or other strong wire wound around a bale and connected to a strong hook or other connector.

Leading Manufacturers

Fishers, NY  |  800-821-0086

Gorbel®, Inc. is one of the top industrial cranes manufacturers in the industry. Our manufacturing experience allows us to continue developing new riveting technology. It's impossible to compare others with Gorbel's patented technology and driving force in the industry with GForce® & Easy Arm&trade Intelligent Assist Devices, PIVOT PRO&trade and Tarca® Systems.

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Gorbel Inc. $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  800-632-4451

An employee-owned company, Brehob Corporation's Crane and Hoist division offers products for sale that can be customized for diverse applications. Representing the industry's best crane manufacturers, Brehob Corporation provides an extensive product line including large, portal, used, portable, lift and construction models. Call or visit our website today to learn more!

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Springfield, OH  |  937-525-5533

The superior ruggedness, dependability & know-how Konecranes puts into their custom overhead cranes, rebuilds & mods means customers get highly engineered machines that outperform & outlast in even the toughest conditions. Built for your application, we offer single & double girder cranes, hoists, runway systems, crane components & installation. Lowest owning/operating cost of any overhead crane!

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Konecranes, Inc. $$$

Chilliwack, BC  |  604-792-5023

Here at Mussell Crane, every crane that is manufactured is built custom to your specific needs. There are many different styles of overhead cranes such as Top Running, Under Slung, Single Girder, and Double Girder, just to name a few. With over 20 years of experience in the industry and a customer list in the thousands, we are confident that we can supply the very best possible product for your needs.

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Mussell Crane Manufacturing $$$

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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American Equipment, Inc. $$$
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In a bridge crane, a hoist is mounted on rollers and affixed to a raised girder that is parallel with the ground. That girder is set on their own rollers and affixed perpendicularly on other girders, which are themselves resting on poles or girders attached to the ground. Many other kinds of equipment and materials are necessary in order to make a hoist meaningful.

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Hoists and other lifting materials are only as reliable as the equipment on which they are mounted and the hands that operate them. When properly constructed and applied, hoists can contribute in invaluable ways to building construction, road building, cargo loading for railroads and shipyards, manufacturing, rescue operations and many other important processes.

Crane manufacturers have developed an extensive variety of innovative solutions to the many problems with which their customers have presented them. Because there are so many different contexts in which cranes and hoist systems must be applied, a great variety of innovations has emerged to accommodate them.

In forestry, for example, rough terrain hoist cranes are used to collect and place logs on the back of truck beds. These cranes can be fitted with treads, tanks or heavy duty wheels and can be moved to sites on their own power or transported by other vehicles. In other cases, hoists can be affixed to simple, manually operated jib cranes; these small cranes can be used in auto repair shops for the removal and mounting of engine components in vehicles.

Other jib crane varieties like tower cranes also involve hoist systems. Tower cranes are used for the construction of very large buildings like skyscrapers; they use hoist systems to both lift objects off of the ground and to move them back and forth across a jib arm. Because hoists are used in so many different kinds of cranes, professionals have to carefully consider the hoists' applications in advance of their installation in order to ensure safe and effective operation.

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