A hoist is an essential part of any crane or lifting equipment, and is used to lift or lower heavy, oversized or irregularly shaped loads. They are used in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, mining and the utilities sector. Hoists are typically characterised by two key attributes; the lifting medium and the power type. Lifting medium refers to what the hoist is made of, whether it is wire rope or chain; while power type describes how the hoist is operated, for example you can have hydraulic, air driven or electric chain hoists (electric being the most common). Redfern Flinn offers a wide selection of electric chain hoists, air hoists and wire rope hoists, and lifting attachments for your lifting equipment.
It can often be difficult to select the right type of hoist to suit your particular needs. Here are some important points to consider when it comes to looking at hoists for your factory or workplace:
In addition to providing a wide range of hoists, Redfern Flinn can also perform professional servicing and maintenance on a variety of different types of materials handling equipment in Melbourne, Sydney and Newcastle. From repairs and breakdowns through to inspections, we can service all models and brands of cranes, hoists and lifting attachments. For safety and efficiency, it is of the utmost importance to have regular servicing and maintenance performed on your equipment.
If you run into trouble with your equipment or have an emergency that needs to be addressed immediately, Redfern Flinn has you covered with a fast and efficient 7 day a week, 24 hour a day breakdown service. After a breakdown service has been performed, one of our expert technicians will supply you with a thorough inspection maintenance report – an essential document for maintaining your lifting and moving equipment and complying with Australian Standards.
If you’re shopping around for an electric chain hoist, wire rope hoist or air hoist, or if you just want further information on hoists in general, get in touch with us on one of the phone numbers below or simply contact us online. We’re here to help.