How Does An Electric Chain Hoist Work?

May 28, 2021 by No Comments

Previously on our blog, we have looked into how a manual chain hoist works. Today, we are going to look into how the alternative works, an electric chain hoist.

An electric chain hoist is another type of hoist that you can purchase for heavy lifting. This type of chain hoist is much more efficient to use than a manual chain hoist. However, some people believe that manual chain hoists are much safer as it relies on a human to control.

So, how does an electric chain hoist work?

An electric chain hoist works in the same way as a manual chain hoist. With a gear being turned that moves the chain resulting in the hook being raised in the air. With you being able to do the reverse to lower the hook back to the ground. The main difference is that the gear movement is being powered by electricity rather than manually. Meaning you can lift heavier goods quicker than before.