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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.
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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. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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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.

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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. $$$

Nappanee, IN  |  574-646-2015

PWI cranes are ready to help with any of your material handling needs. Our overhead bridge cranes are typically for heavy-duty material handling needs. Workstation cranes are lightweight and can be installed in any workspace. Jib cranes provide an excellent way to transfer material from on station to another. Gantry cranes work great for moving overhead cranes to different areas. Our team is ready to help you decide which crane is right for you.

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PWI $$$

Kiefer, OK  |  800-474-5600

Bridge Crane is a problem-solving organization that specializes in customized design, manufacturing, installation, and servicing of overhead and work station crane systems. We are dedicated to safety, efficiency, and practical solutions to meet our customer’s material handling needs.

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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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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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