How Does A Manual Chain Hoist Work?

May 27, 2021 by No Comments

A manual chain hoist is possibly one of the simplest pieces of equipment that have ever been created with regards to lifting equipment. Considering the amount of weight that manual chain hoists can lift you would expect there to be some amazing working ways, but it is surprisingly simple.

All it takes is for one person to be turning the handle for the chain hoist. Turning this handle turns a wheel, which then moves the chain. The circular movement of the chain causes the hook, that was previously hooked on to the object needing to be moved, lifting it into the air. Making it possible for you to move these heavy pieces of equipment easily.

Similarly, lowering these items back down just involves you doing the reverse, Rotate your handle in the opposite direction to move the chain in the opposite direction. This will cause the hook and object to be lowered to your desired height.