This article explains everything you need to know about electric hoists, and may help you in understanding why they have such an extensive use within the industrial sphere today.

What are electric hoists?

A hoist is a device used to lift, lower and move objects. Humans have utilised hoists for thousands of years, because they have the capability to move loads that would otherwise be rather impossible to move. Although originally operated by hand, the introduction of the engine meant hoists could use motors for power, drastically increasing their lifting and lowering capabilities. Today, electric motors are used to power electric hoists within industrial environments.

Although there are various different types available on the market today, all operate in a similar way. Connected to a power source, they have the ability to move loads of varying weights vertically.

Other, more advanced hoists are able to operate and move loads both vertically and horizontally, and are therefore more suited for different roles within the industrial sphere. Hoists using electricity are generally controlled from a distance, where the hoist operator can move and release the hoist, and the subsequent load attached to it.

Electric hoists


Hoists are now used for many different reasons

What are some of the benefits of using electric hoists?

When tasked with a job involving heavy lifting, electric hoists should be your go-to-device to aid the lifting process. Their ability to handle heavy items means loads can be moved from one location to another with ease. Some of the benefits include:

- Increased load capacity – They are able to lift loads that would otherwise be impossible to lift, because they have a much higher load capacity than lifting items by hand.

- Versatility – More advanced hoists can move loads both horizontally and vertically, so you are able to complete your lifting and lowering tasks with ease.

- Less personal stresses & strains – An electric hoist does all the hard work and so minimises risk of personal injury which could easily be incurred if lifting heavy loads by hand.

These are just some of the benefits associated with hoists which use electricity, which make them so useful within industrial environments. To learn about some of the other key benefits of this lifting medium, please read this article for more information.

Our products

We currently stock over 20 different types of electric hoists, meaning there is something available for all your lifting and lowering needs. Each is unique in its own way, whether that be in terms of its weight bearing capability, speed, or ability to move loads vertically or horizontally.

One such example is the Verlinde VL Electric Hoist, better suited for heavy-duty lifting due to its ability to safely lift loads of up to 10000kg. The hoist has variable lifting speeds and uses a torque control for maximum safety. Please refer to our website to browse the other hoists we currently have on offer.

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Hoists which use electricity are pivotal within the industrial environment, and can serve all your lowering and lifting needs. Get in touch with us here to find out more.


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