Keeping your Old Chain Hoists

Acquiring lifting and material handling equipment is initially expensive. Whole systems can cost a large sum of money to buy or build. Owners and users will want to protect that investment with frequent maintenance and repairs whenever needed. Our talented team can help identify problems with your chain hoist, and we can then repair it. By doing all repairs in our facility, we can save you both time and money. When fixing hoists, we will:

  • Increase strength
  • Optimize durability
  • Maximize safety

Those who use chain hoists must be on the lookout for potential problems. Repairing small issues will ensure that repairs can be made. Employees should look for:

Crushed chain links: chain-based hoist systems have the potential to have chains deformed and crushed. This problem is inevitable when lifting heavy loads over long project hours. Inspecting chains for deformities will keep your business running and your employees safe.

Bent or cracked hooks: Just like chains, hooks can deform with extended use and bumping. If weight is misplaced when lifting, it can bend the hook. A twisted hook will compromise the entire system.

Also, check:

  • Pad wear
  • Test load capacity
  • Condition of ropes and slings
  • Abrasions
  • Corrosion
  • Rusting

Besides working with chain hoists, we also specialize in crane wire rope and rigging supplies. For more information on our wire rope, please call us today.