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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. $$$

Dania, FL  |  888-424-6478

We are the company to call when it comes to bridge cranes! We provide excellent service and aim to make sure that our customer’s expectations are exceeded! We make world class bridge cranes and make sure that they set the industry standard! We are unique and different in a wide style and variety of cranes.

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Material Handling Systems, Inc. $$$

Reading, PA  |  800-220-7203

Founded as Reading Chain and Block in 1905, we have become a new company with the same principles, providing excellent customer service and innovative overhead cranes. For over a century we have been manufacturing, building, designing, and installing parts for overhead cranes and hoists.

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Reading Crane and Engineering Company $$$
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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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