Choosing an electric chain hoist is not a piece of cake for everyone. There are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration while working with a hoist. We need to make sure that it will give quality results on time. Moreover, you must also ensure that the hoist you are picking will satisfy all your requirements and might not create any discrepancies while working.

If you are placing an order, there might be few questions your boss ask you have to convince him that the electric hoist you have chosen is appropriate to satisfy your needs.

Let’s read out below questions and prepare yourself for a valid answer-

What constant voltage and amps are needed to use this hoist!

It is a challenging task to solve the major issues when dealing with electric chain hoist. They draw enough amperage but do not allow voltage or amp draws when you’re using these types of products. It is an important question you must ask yourself and make sure the job site of the project will offer you desired results consistently so that the hoist will work as needed.

Is the structure and rigging that have been provided are appropriate for the specific application?

When using any type of beam, it is a noticeable fact that a lot of force will be encouraged in the result. Technically, for every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. So, for lifting a 1-ton weight, the beam must be capable of holding that weight. It is also necessary that the beam or any structure that you are mounting must be managed well and electric hoist should be stout enough to hold it.

How much minimum gauge is required as per the extension cord length?

Technically, the thinner a gauge cord is, the thicker a cord becomes that will allow to carry the intended voltage to the hoist to ensure that it will be sufficiently powered. It is similar to the flow of water via a garden hose. Electricity and related versions of power like air are akin in this context. You will need a short extension cord and the small gauge cord keeping in mind the distance with which you are away from a power source.

In a Nutshell

Let’s give a look on the above questions to prepare yourself so that you can give a satisfactory answer to all the queries raised by your boss and concerned people. It will make you better analyse your requirements and check whether the electric hoist you are picking is worth or not.

Author Bio

This blog post has been written by a Bishop Lifting Services member who is an expert writer to impart intense knowledge of electric chain hoists and its different versions.