Staging Hoists Explained – What Are They Exactly?

With such a wide variety of hoists on offer here at Lifting Hoists Direct, it can sometimes be confusing trying to distinguish between them all! While all hoists, generally speaking, perform a similar task, each has been designed with a specific purpose in mind. Some can lift heavier loads, others are able to operate in…
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10 Amazing Flickr Images of Hoist

We thought that it would be a great idea to give a more visual demonstration of a hoist, using 10 images from Flickr, the image sharing site. You can see more for yourself below! #1 Swing Arm Hoists We’ve started with a simple image of a hoist, but one that gives a good close-up. Here…
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Using ATEX Rated Hoists in Hazardous Environments

Hoists are used in dozens of industries worldwide, finding themselves being utilised for many, many different applications. From assistance on the production line to lifting scenery on stages, there’s almost no limit to what they can do. One of the most important roles that hoists play, however, is operation within hazardous environments. For this, ATEX…
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The Effectiveness of Lever Hoists at Material Handling

Material handling, that is what is defined as the movement, control, and storage of materials or products in various industrial settings, is perhaps the most common use for lifting equipment and hoists such as lever hoists. This process, which also requires the safe handling and protection of materials during an operation, requires efficient and reliable…
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Safety Tips for the Effective Use of Lifting Hoists Infographic

Hoists are heavy and valuable pieces of equipment which provide an invaluable role within the workplace for lifting operations. Using hoists safely for the benefit of staff and the longevity of the hoist is essential; in this latest infographic we provide some “safety tips for the effective use of lifting hoists”. The infographic [caption id="attachment_3773" align="alignnone"…
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