Electrical Hoist Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides a comprehensive list of electrical hoist manufacturers and suppliers. Use our website to review and source top electrical hoist manufacturers with roll over ads and detailed product descriptions. Find electrical hoist companies that can design, engineer, and manufacture electrical hoists to your companies specifications. Then contact the electrical hoist companies through our quick and easy request for quote form. Website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information is provided for each company. Access customer reviews and keep up to date with product new articles. Whether you are looking for manufacturers of small electrical hoists, electric hoisting systems, industrial hoists or customized electrical hoists of every type, this is the resource for you.

  • Springfield, OH 937-525-5533

    KCI Konecranes, since 1910, has provided products, services and industry applications worldwide. KCI Konecrane has a worldwide network for maintenance services to cover all our customers' needs. We also have chain hoists, engine hoists and overhead hoists for the automotive industry. For more information call us today or explore our website to see all our products and services.

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  • Indianapolis, IN 800-632-4451

    For high-quality and affordable electrical hoists, turn to Brehob Corporation, an employee owned company consisting of three divisions at seven locations. Brehob is a quality service company with the Indianapolis location ISO 9001-2000 certification and is ready to meet your needs with its quality sales support team. Please call Brehob Corporation today!

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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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  • McCook, IL (888)352-1213

    Handling Systems International has become a premier leader in the crane manufacturers industry through our hard work and dedication. All of our cranes are built to fit the exact specifications of our customer's needs. We are committed to providing our customers with unbeatable service, high-quality products, and competitive prices.

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  • Winnipeg, MB (888)317-8880

    Since 1985, Acculift has been a distinguished leader in the crane manufacturing industry. With our years of experience, we have proven to be one of the best in the crane manufacturing industry. Contact us today to learn more!

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Electrical Hoist Industry Information

Electrical Hoists

An electrical hoist is a mechanism similar to a crane used to lower, raise, and relocate objects and machinery too heavy for manual lifting. While some are powered by hydraulics or, for lighter loads, are hand cranked, most hoists are electrically powered for a wide range of lifting applications.

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Applications of Electrical Hoists

Electrical hoists have many different uses within the industrial sector and are commonly found in factories, manufacturing facilities, construction zones, and plants. The automotive, aerospace, construction, engineering, mechanics, agricultural, medical and manufacturing industries all use lifting hoists of some kind to safely move heavy vehicle and aircraft engines, building parts and supplies, injured or elderly patients in a hospital or nursing home who are not able to move themselves, agricultural equipment and vehicles, cars that need work done to their underbodies, and anything else that is too heavy to be manually relocated.

Electrical Hoist Design and Function

Electrical hoists are both a genre of hoists with many subcategories as well as a specific type of hoist itself. Electric hoists are the most common hoist because they are able to lift thousands of pounds but are still considered cost effective in comparison to hydraulic hoists. They are sometimes mounted to the ceiling, but are most often of stand-alone construction and composed of metal rails, a long metal chain or wire rope that is employed for the actual lifting, one or more electric motors, and a gear box, in which the controls are located. Within the hoist family are engine hoists, car hoists, chain hoists, and cable hoists, just to name a few.

The most important specification when lifting objects with an electrical hoist is the maximum weight capacity—the object being raised must not exceed the weight requirements to ensure worker safety is not compromised and the hoist will not drop the load or tumble over on its side. The actual lifting is done with either a metal chain or wire rope, which is composed of several metal wires wound around a rubber core. These components are attached to a large hook. Often, the load being lifted must have a hoist sling attached around it to be lifted in a balanced manner.

Notable Types of Electrical Hoists

There are several different types of electric hoists, each of which are designed to lift specific objects and weights. Overhead hoists are attached to a ceiling beam or a linear track and are able to move back and forth. Portable hoists are free standing and composed of a metal frame. They often have wheels and are lightweight and easy to transport from one location to another. Some hoists are designed to lift whole vehicles, usually for car maintenance and mechanics. They consist of four bars, each with a wheel platform. Since automobiles weigh multiple tons, these car hoists must have a great lift capacity, especially since employees work underneath the raised car. Depending on how high the load must be lifted, hoists all have chains and cables of different length. They are wound around a spool by a mechanical lifting device called a winch.


Konecranes Supplies 125 Units to Sino Iron Project

Konecranes has supplied a total of 125 units of CXT wire rope hoists and SM winches to the Sino Iron project. The project is Australia’s largest magnetite mining and processing operation located at Cape Preston, 100km south west of Karratha in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The SM winches, in 75t and 125t options, are generally used for process related tasks in the ball mills, aggregate mills and magnetic separators, such as loading new balls into the mill. The CXT monorail hoists handle the comparatively lighter loads and are generally... Read More About This