HOISTS & WINCHES

What are the differences between Hoists & Winches?  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.

TYPES OF HOISTS AND WINCHES

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

ELECTRONIC HOISTS

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

MANUAL WINCHES

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

ELECTRIC WINCHES

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 hoisting and winch 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.