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Hoist Decisions: Wire Vs. Chain

Two familiar but very different choices face the plant manager for a hoist in your plant: wire rope or chain. It’s a serious mistake to assume there’s little difference. They perform a similar function, but act in different ways and are designed for different types of load or materials. So if you’re looking to buy

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5 Safety Tips for Overhead Hoists

Overhead hoists make moving heavy items a whole lot easier. However, statistics show that almost 20 people died last year as a result of accidents with overhead hoists. Safety should be your top priority with any type of heavy machinery. It becomes especially crucial when working with overhead hoists. The items being moved tend to

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