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Portable Hoist Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of portable hoist manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top portable hoist manufacturers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any portable hoist company can design, engineer, and manufacture portable hoists to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach portable hoist companies through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a manufacturer of portable overhead hoists, portable electric hoists, or portable hoist systems.

  • Fishers, NY

    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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  • Emigsville, PA

    Explore our comprehensive selection of hoists, encompassing electric chain hoists, wire rope hoists, hand lever hoists, manual hoists, air hoists, food-grade hoists, hot metal hoists, and more. At YorkHoist, we bring excellence to every lift, ensuring unparalleled performance and durability in the realm of electric hoists and cranes.

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  • Wichita, KS

    When it comes to hoists, Nelson, Inc. stands as a comprehensive provider, covering a spectrum of lifting capacities. From electric chain hoists to wire rope hoists, pneumatic chain hoists, and pneumatic wire rope hoists, we ensure that your lifting needs are met with precision. Our hoists are available in capacities ranging from a nimble 120 lbs to robust 50+ tons, offering versatility and reliability in every application.

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  • McCook, IL

    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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Portable Hoist Industry Information

Portable Hoists

Portable hoists are lifting and carrying mechanisms that are designed for lighter weight applications and are able to move around a facility as needed. These hoists are a more affordable option compared to permanent lifting systems, which are either electrically or hydraulically powered. Portable hoists are lighter in weight and therefore easy to relocate and transport.

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Applications of Portable Hoists

Portable hoists are either battery-powered or merely cranked by hand, requiring a decent amount of work from an employee. Because of their wide application range, portable hoists are used in many different industries, including forestry, medical, automotive, aerospace, construction, marine, and agricultural.

The most common use for portable hoists is moving engines and internal components to and from a large vehicle like a tractor or an airplane. They also do heavy lifting applications outdoors, such as pulling vehicles out of mud and ditches, pulling boats to shore, and moving fallen trees from the road. In hospitals and nursing homes, portable hoists are sometimes employed to transport the elderly or injured individuals from bed to bed.

Benefits of Using Portable Hoists

Portable hoists are favored for their ease of use and flexibility when compared to their stationary counterparts. Many industrial employees keep a portable hoist in their vehicles for on-site hoisting needs or emergencies. They are able to fit into tighter spaces and can hoist in situations where forklifts and cranes are unable to travel. Compared to permanent or mounted hoists, portable hoists are lighter in weight, meaning they are simple to transport and handle. It is important to be aware of and conform to the hoist’s weight capacity to ensure safety as well as maintain a properly working hoist.

Types of Portable Hoists

Portable hoists are available in two different configurations. The first is composed of a metal frame with one or two posts and a set of pneumatic wheels. This type is usually for larger weight capacities and is considered self standing. It does not require any type of mounting.

Another type is composed of wire rope and a large galvanized hook that is housed in a mounting frame. They must be mounted to the facility wall or ceiling in order to operate but are not for permanent mounting applications. Instead of being tightly bolted to the ceiling or wall, most portable hoists are hung from a ceiling beam by another hook located on the top of their housing.