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Types of Hoisting Equipment
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Types of Hoisting Equipment and Their Uses – Keble’s Trading

In this blog we will share some insights on Types of Hoisting Equipment and Their Uses. Hoisting involves lifting materials and placing them in another location close by. Various types of hoists are available, and some hoists are better suited to specific project applications than others. Hoisting is involved to construct large-scale projects such as building dams, bridges and industrial buildings.

The equipment itself can be powered electrically, hydraulically, pneumatically or manually, and can be fitted to many different types of cranes which make them a necessary and versatile piece of construction equipment. Read on as we discuss the different types of hoist equipment and their uses.

Power Chain Hoists Equipment

Electric-powered chain hoists are constructed with the intent of being the strongest when it comes to lifting applications and have the capability to function in the most intense conditions, including in all types of extreme weather conditions.

Electric hoist equipment features superior hoist engineering and state-of-the-art machinery, are easy to service and are extremely durable. There are a variety of inbuilt options that help to increase productivity through the use of various functions and characteristics of the hoist’s inverter such as changing mechanical control to electric control.

electric powered chain hoists

Air Balanced Hoists Equipment

Air chain hoists feature the addition of a floating functionality. The hoist action is performed using the attached up/down control mechanism, and the floating function assists in a seemingly weightless, vertical motion.

Air balanced hoist equipment is ideal for a product that needs to be lifted and then constructed to another part, but the weight of the product needs to be supported whilst this action is in motion. Air chain hoist equipment is suitable for a fast-paced assembly line and workstation crane purposes.

air balanced hoists equipment

Wire Rope Hoists Equipment

Wire rope hoists feature an innovative and high-tech system of power transmission and braking. Constructed with tough projects in mind, wire rope hoists also feature an integrated drum and lifting motor to save space, which allows for this type of hoist equipment to be suited to sometimes smaller or more compact workplaces.

Wire rope hoisting equipment is suitable for a wide range of applications that are both outdoor and indoor such as warehouses, construction sites and factories.

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Manual Hoists Equipment

Hand chain hoists are built with stellar materials for longevity in the toughest industrial and substantial construction applications, such as in transport, marine, mining and construction sectors. A standard choice, manual hand chain hoist equipment is cost-effective, practical and commands low upkeep and minimal maintenance.

The hoist body is highly compressed, making it extremely transportable and comfortable to operate. A versatile option, lever chain hoists can be used horizontally, vertically, inverted or at any other load angle and have the strength and durability to get the job done. It is a very popular choice for where fastening and positioning in tight quarters or elevated applications and locations is required.


Hoisting equipment is commercially manufactured lifting equipment designed to lift and position a load of known weight to a location at some known elevation. Hoisting Equipment lifts loads with either link or roller chain or wire rope. It is powered one of three ways and is used with a number of attachments to perform various tasks. A hoist is a device used for lifting or lowering a load by means of a drum or lift-wheel around which rope or chain wraps.

No matter which type of hoisting equipment you are after, Keble’s Trading provides all major types for all projects and applications. Established for over 30 years and trusted by professionals in both the public and private sectors, we are renowned as the leading stainless-steel providers in lifting equipment throughout Dandenong, Campbellfield, Laverton North and Kilsyth for providing quality materials and unbeatable service.

If you are unsure of which type of hoist equipment would best suit your project, or for more information on our products, give us a call or visit our website today.

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