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Efficiently Designed Industrial Hoists for All Your Lifting Needs

A lifting hoist is an essential part of any crane or lifting equipment and is used to lift or lower heavy, oversized or irregularly shaped loads. Hoists are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, packaging, transport, construction, 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). As trusted hoist equipment suppliers, Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment offers a wide selection of electric chain hoists, air hoists, wire rope hoists and vehicle hoists, as well as lifting attachments for your hoist lifting equipment.

Choosing the Right Hoist

It can often be difficult to select the right type of hoist equipment to suit your specific needs. Here are some important points to consider when it comes to looking at hoists for your factory or workplace:

  • Potential load capacity and frequency of lift – What do you imagine the weight of the heaviest item you’ll need to lift or lower will be? How often will you be lifting loads? Make sure the lifting hoist you choose can manage that capacity and frequency, with a little left over to spare.
  • Lift – In addition to determining how much you want to lift, you also need to consider where the chain hoist or wire rope hoist will hang from, and where the load to be lifted will be, in relation to the hoist.
  • Speed – How fast do you want to lift or lower your load? The variations in the speed at which electric chain hoists, cable hoists and wire rope hoists operate is something you definitely need to consider. Speed of lift has an important bearing on the number of lifts you undertake per shift, which impacts on the productivity of your operations. There’s also a need to consider the level of experience your crane operators have in safely operating your hoist lifting equipment. In addition to supplying the right type and speed of hoist, Redfern Flinn can also assist with crane operator competency training to improve your operators’ safety and productivity.
  • Suspension type – You’ll need to consider the ways in which hoists are suspended; typically via hook mount or lug mount.
  • Type of trolley – There are three options to choose from: plain trolley, geared trolley and motorised trolley.
  • Type of beam – Wire rope and electric chain hoists are hung on a beam. You need to choose the right beam to ensure the trolley functions as it should. Options include the I beam (also known as an H Beam or W Beam), the WF (wide flange) beam, and the patented track beam.
  • Usage of your hoists also determines servicing frequency. The more frequent the usage of your hoist, the more often your hoist needs to be regularly serviced to ensure it’s continuing to operate safely and efficiently.
  • Warranty term. GIS electric chain hoists are Swiss designed and manufactured and offer a 3 year warranty vs many other makes of hoists which only offer a 1 year standard warranty.
  • Spare parts availability. Redfern Flinn is able to assist with a range of OEM spare parts, so if you need repairs, we can promptly assist.
  • Servicing & Maintenance

    In addition to providing a wide range of hoist lifting equipment, Redfern Flinn Lifting Equipment can also undertake regular servicing and maintenance on a variety of different types of lifting equipment and hoists in Sydney, Newcastle and Melbourne, and across regional NSW and regional Victoria. From repairs and breakdowns through to inspections, we 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 hoist crane lifting equipment.

    24 Hour Breakdown Service

    If you run into trouble with your lifting hoist or have an emergency that needs to be immediately addressed, Redfern Flinn has you covered with a fast and efficient 7 day a week, 24 hour a day breakdown service for customers, ensuring production downtime is minimised. After a breakdown has been performed, our expert service technicians will supply you with a detailed service report – an essential document for maintaining your lifting equipment and complying with Australian Standards.

    Contact Our Specialists Today

    If you’re looking for an electric chain hoist, wire rope hoist, air hoist or vehicle hoist, or if you just want further information on hoist lifting equipment in general, get in touch with us on one of the phone numbers below or simply contact us on-line. We’re here to help you find the right lifting hoist, whether that’s a European designed and manufactured wire rope hoist or an electric chain hoist.