Manual hoists are available in two general styles: Chain Blocks and Lever Hoists. They are lightweight yet sturdy. We offer a wide array of capacities and chain lengths for your lifting requirements.
Difference between a Chain Block and Lever Hoist
• Chain Block: Also known as a ''chain hoist'', ''chain block hoist'' or ''block and tackle'', a user can move a load by pulling a chain. Unlike lever hoists, an operator is not required to stand close to the device, ideal for situations where the load is in an awkward shape. A block and tackle product is typically used vertically to lift/lower a heavy load. The Yale lift 360 chain hoist is one of the examples. • Lever Hoist: It is operated by cranking the lever/handle forwards and backwards with one hand only. With the advantage of being able to lift in vertical and horizontal positions, this device is ideal for pulling, dragging, stretching, tensioning in numerous industrial applications. Our best selling lever hoist is Yale Handy.
How to use a chain hoist?
• 1. Suspend: Common ways to suspend a hoist is by attaching its top hook to a beam with a beam clamp or to a secure anchor with a shackle. If the load has to be traversed, a trolley will be the right suspension choice. • 2. Secure: After securing the hoist, position it directly above the load to be lifted and keep the centre of gravity as much as possible. The load has to be attached firmly onto the bottom hook e.g. via lifting sling • 3. Operate: You can now put it to use for your application by pulling the hand chain by hands. Avoid pulling it too hard or making any sudden movements.
How to use a lever (chain) hoist?
With similar suspension and load attachment methods to chain hoists', this mechanical device has a lever that can be cranked up and down to move an object. By switching the pawl rod lever, you can easily change the operation direction: • 1. Raise the load: Turn pawl rod lever to the lifting position (⬆) and operate the lever with a pumping action. • 2. Lower the load: Turn pawl rod lever to the lowering position (⬇) and operate the lever with a pumping action. • 3. Adjust the chain length: Turn pawl rod lever to the neutral position (central). The chain can now be pulled in both directions.
Is a manual hoist suitable for my lifting work?
Despite being popular across different fields, hand chain hoists and lever hoists may not be the right device for you if your lifting project needs: • Speed, or • A very long lift, or • Very heavy loads to be handled, or • A high-level of movement precision, etc