Street Unveils New Electric Chain Hoists

A new range of electric chain hoists, in capacities from 125 to 5,000kg, has been launched by Street Crane Co., the UK’s largest crane manufacturer. Designed for durability and high productivity, the LX electric chain hoist gives precise and safe lifting for a range of industries. The LX chain hoist is built for world markets. Rated capacities can be expressed as metric tonnes or tons.

"The new hoists are aimed at the volume market and are ideal for localized workstations and production line applications where they might typically be used on jibs, monorails and light track crane systems," said Andrew Pimblett, Street Crane managing director.

There are chain hoists to meet every need. These include eye suspension models for fixed position lifting, powered or push trolley options, standard height models or hoists configured for low/restricted headroom situations. Options include multiple choices of hoist and travel speed, dual speed hoisting, enhanced environmental protection to IP55, variable frequency travel drives, upper and lower hoist limit switches. IP54 is the default environmental protection standard and all the chain hoists are suited for temperatures from -20̊°C to +50̊̊°C.

Overload protection is provided by a slipping clutch and models feature high performance disk brakes. Plug and socket electrical connections are an option to simplify final fix installation. Where required the range of lateral travel can be limited by the use of limit switches.

The chain hoist range offers several answers to height limitation. Low headroom hoists have a chain diverter so that the hook rises to the side of the motor gearbox to give an exceptionally low profile. Where headroom or the available operating envelope for the hoist is a more serious issue, hoists can be installed between the beams of a double beam crane to create a greater clear working height.

Control options include 48Volt standard pendant or remote operation by radio device. Control units can be set-up for solo operation or to work twin hoists for tandem lifts.