Three prevalent factors in determining whether to choose a powered chain or a powered wire rope hoists are the location of the hoist within the system, the application and the price. Wire rope hoists are more suitable for heavy duty use, and for extra long lifting heights.
With lifts higher than 20 feet, the chain container and chain size for electric chain hoists can present headroom issues, whereas the wire rope hoist design neatly stores excess rope around a drum. Powered wire rope hoists offer faster lifting speeds. The majority of electric hoists over 3 ton capacity are wire rope, due to the lift speed required and the cost of electric chain hoists around this capacity begins to exceed wire rope.
Our wire rope hoists system brand offering includes products from Yale, Shaw Box, Demag, and Harrington.