REID Lifting introduces Overload Protection as a Standard
17 August 2009, News release from Reid Lifting Limited
REID Lifting Ltd further enhances its lightweight, portable lifting solutions with integrated Overload Protection hoists as options across all its product ranges from 500kg to 5,000kg WLL. (Porta-Gantry, Porta-Davit, T-Davit and Porta-Quad)
OVERLOAD PROTECTION protects the operator, the hoist and the lifting system from any overload stresses. If activated the overload will simply not allow hoist lifting operation, but will allow controlled lowering; eliminating repair cost associated with an overloaded hoist and dangers associated with overloading the lifting system.
Each hoist (& lifting system) is individually tested to 150% of certified WLL. Easy operation from all approaches and being 25 - 35% easier to use, makes for an easy to use, safe and sound investment in the protection of your staff and equipment.
The OP Chain Hoist FEATURES and BENEFITS:
Overload Protection - Integral overload prevents the operator from overloading the hoist. When activated, the overload will not allow hoist lifting operation - simply lower the load, review method statement and risk assessment and consult a lifting specialist.
Unique Hand Wheel Design - This feature enables the hand chain to successfully feed directly into the wheel sprocket from many directions and angles. Thus, the operator can use the hoist while standing to the side of, or even above the load without fear of the hand chain jamming.
Thrust Bearing on Lower Hook - Allows easy rotation of load while suspended & prevents load chain twisting.
Electro Zinc Plated Hand & Load Chain - Provides a durable non oily finish.
Fully Machined Lift Wheel - This feature perfectly accepts the chain allowing for a smooth long lasting operation.
Totally Enclosed Gearing - This design protects gears from contamination and debris.
Lifting or Pulling - This hand hoist can be used for lifting or pulling which makes for a more flexible and versatile tool.
Low Headroom - Provides maximum lift by minimizing space taken up by the hoist, making it ideal in restricted space applications.
Corrosion Protection - Hoist components are powder coated to prevent corrosion. Product I.D. labels are made from stainless steel.
Minimal Load Lifting Effort - The hoists require 20% - 35% less effort than typical alternatives. Lift heavy loads with ease. Ideal for frequent lifting applications.
Fully Enclosed Gearing - Protecting the gears from contamination and debris.
Construction - The hoists are strong, durable and rugged, providing a long and dependable service life and excellent return on investment.
Forged Alloy Steel Hooks Cast Steel Safety Latches - The hooks open when overloaded, thus providing the operator with a hook load reference point. Each heavy duty cast steel safety latches has a bolt and lock nut connection rather than roller pins used by most competitors. This feature facilitates changing latches in the field.
Weather Proof Load Holding Brake - with a protected Weston Brake which holds the load during the entire operation, the hoists are also equipped with a unique twin pawl design.
All Gears and Shafts Run on Roller Bearings - provides smooth controlled operation as well as maintenance free lubrication.
Stainless Steel Riveted ID Tags - tags will not rust and will maintain clear distinct information for easy identification.
Safety Yellow Powder Coating - provides a lasting finish in hostile environments.
Maintenance - quickly disassembled for fast and easy maintenance.
Certification - Each individual hoist is load tested and comes with a unique serial number and test certificate. This provides complete traceability.
For further information on REID Lifting's range of Lightweight Portable Lifting systems, now with Overload Protection Chain Hoists as a standard option, just contact us - details below:
REID Lifting Ltd,
Unit 1 Severnlink,
Newhouse Farm Industrial Estate, Chepstow,
Monmouthshire, NP16 6UN, UK
T: 01291 620796
F: 01291 626490
For further information please email Reid Lifting Limited