KITO Electric Chain Hoist Unique Features

Three Standard Features of a KITO Electric Chain Hoist that Are Unique in the Market

 

Kito Electric Chain Hoist Features

When searching for an electric chain hoist to lift high-mass items at your business premises, you need to make safety and efficiency your top priorities. This means putting the right solutions in place to guarantee the right results, every time. KITO heavy-duty hoists are the answer here. Let’s take a look at some of the features you’ll find on a KITO Electric Chain Hoist that you won’t find as standard anywhere else in the market. These features keep operating costs low while boosting workplace safety and equipment longevity.

CONDITION MONITORING

The built-in Count Hour (CH) meter is a standard feature on KITO Electric Chain Hoists. This feature records the hoist’s operating time, delivering crucial insight that can be used to schedule maintenance and monitor usage levels.

An accurate CH meter data history is important for managing inspection periods, including the timely replacement of gear oil, brakes, load chains, and other components. This means you can perform maintenance exactly when it is required — not too early (taking the equipment out of commission unnecessarily) or too late.

Users will also be able to plan when they need to retire the hoist. Retiring the hoist when it reaches its design life is crucial in guaranteeing ongoing safety and effectiveness at your facility. Most hoists do not have the capability to advise users when the end of the design life is approaching, but KITO Hoists include this as standard. Many hoists are in fact retired too early by over-cautious facility managers — the CH meter provides the data required to avoid this.

This feature is fully compliant with Australian Standard AS 2550.1.2011, which specifies the general requirements for the safe use of cranes, hoists, and winches.

STATE-OF-THE-ART CHAIN

Most hoists in the market use zinc-plated chain, which is soft and easily worn down. KITO is the only manufacturer to use original super-strength nickel-plated case-hardened chain certified by the German Institute. Its shorter and narrower link profile allows for greater surface area contact, optimizing its resistance to wear and tear, as well as its overall tensile strength.

In addition, this chain is highly resistant to rust and other forms of corrosion and is designed to combat hydrogen embrittlement.

Our team manufactures and designs both the KITO Hoist body and the chain. We can personally guarantee the quality of the load sheave and the chain, as well as the accuracy of the engagement between the two. This is very different from the majority of our competitors, who design and manufacture their hoist bodies, but order in chains from third-party suppliers.

VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE

The dual-speed inverter achieves smoother transitions than a simple pole change motor, reducing load swing. The drive can also be safely started and stopped, with smooth transitions between. Thus, there is less chance of damage to the product or equipment.

Users will be able to accurately adjust the high-to-low speed ratio according to their needs. The inverter will set the phase rotation automatically, meaning that the hoist can be deployed across numerous locations and positions with no need to rewire the phases.

The drive also features Thermal Overload Protection as standard, which protects the hoist motor from overheating and related damage.

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About Hoists and a Winches

About Hoists and a Winches

WHAT IS A HOIST & WINCH ?

 Both Material Handling Equipment this article covers the differences between Hoists & Winches as well as Electric, Manual and Air /Pneumatic.

A winching application is designed to pull a load horizontally while hoisting is for lifting a load vertically.

Continue to read the below article to find out the various different types and applications used.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HOISTS & WINCHES ?

WHAT IS A PNEUMATIC HOIST ?

Also known as air hoists. Pneumatic are very similar in features to an electric chain hoist but they are powered by compressed air feed.  Furthermore they are restricted by the need for a suitable electric power supply.

Pneumatic Air Hoist

WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC HOIST ?

Electric Hoists are used for lifting or lowering material.  Firstly electric chain hoists use an electric motor.  Secondly they use a controller to lift, lower and accelerate or decelerate the speed.

Electric Hoist Single Speed ER2 250kg – 5T

WHAT IS A MANUAL HOIST ?

Used in environments where electricity is impractical or not available. Without electronics, they are also an economical solution when you don’t need to lift every day. Ideal for construction, engineering, logging and mining industries.

Manual Hoist PRO3G 5t

WHAT IS A MANUAL WINCH ?

They use self-gripping jaws instead of spools to move rope or wire through the winch.  By moving a handle back and forth, they allow one person to move objects several tons in weight.

Manual Winch DL Series Hand Winch

WHAT IS AN ELECTRIC WINCH ?

Fitted with a powered automatic style brake.  They automatically suspend or hold the load, when the handle winding ceases.

Electric Winch SA Series (12v) DC Electric

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We offer advice and solutions on all types of hoists and winches equipment including all your material  handling equipment.
Hoists and Winches are a versatile mechanical aid that has revolutionized the industrial world.  Furthermore they are  available for all kinds of applications and in all different capacities.  Firstly it is important to choose the right equipment for the correct application because there are multiple options. Secondly by selecting the wrong equipment could cause injuries in the workplace.
Absolute Lifting and Safety have access to all the major suppliers in Australia. We supply & service including testing and tagging and re-certifying.  Because we are you lifting and safety industry experts, with over 20 years experience, we can tailor a solution to meet any of your requirements.  No matter how simple or how complex they are.