What is an Electric Chain Hoist?

Used for lifting or lowering materials that are too heavy to be moved by hand. The electric chain hoist is powered by an electric motor, which a controller will direct to lift, lower, accelerate or decelerate the speed at which the item is moved. Powered chain hoists are commonly used in industrial production lines and small machine shops, where efficiency is paramount to the success of the business.


Advantages of using a Motorized Chain Hoist

Great value for money. A chain hoist is often priced lower than an electric wire rope hoist. Of course, an electric wire rope hoist will boast a larger capacity, but if you're looking to upgrade from a manual hoist without breaking the bank, the motorized chain hoist is a perfect compromise. With capacities of up to 30 tonnes, the use of the ele...

Slings are a common piece of equipment to purchase especially within the construction industry.

There are several different types of slings such as wire rope slings, webbing slings, chain slings, round slings, and more.

In this article, we are going to discuss the benefits these particular can bring to your business and help you.

If you are interested in other slings and their advantages you can read our blog post on ‘What are lifting slings and how do you use them?’.

If at any point you have any questions about what we're discussing in this article or any other product in general, then please can contact a member of the LES USA team who will be more than happy to help find you the ideal solution for you.

What are wire rope slings?

Nice and short answer - they are a type of lifting sling.

It's combined of several strands of metal wire twisted into a helix f...

You may have heard of winch ropes before, but do you know the advantages they can bring to your company? 

At Lifting Equipment Store USA (LES USA) we always want to make sure you can make an informed decision. That's why in this article we're going to outline what synthetic and winch cables are and what advantages you can get from having one at your disposal. 

If there's anything throughout this article where you want more information on a topic or have questions about how this product we're discussing in this article can be of use to you, then please contact an experienced member of the team. 

Let's kick off this article by asking the question... 

What are winch ropes?

There are two main versions of this product you can buy. The synthetic type and the winch cable. Synthetic versions are made from a cord of synthetic material that is woven together which makes these winch ropes ver...

It's extremely likely that you've heard of cranes as they are used all over for a range of applications from construction right through to transport. 

However, these are not the only versions that exist. Let's ask you this question: have you heard of davit cranes?

These are a fresh introduction to the range for you to add to your inventory. They come with a range of benefits and can be the solution that you need for your heavier lifting situations.  

At Lifting Equipment Store USA (LES USA) we always want to make sure you're fully informed before making a purchase and are getting a solution that's right for you. That's why in this article, we're going to outline what this new heavy lifting gear is and all the benefits that it can bring to your company. 

If you have any questions on this type of product, the wider range of winches we have avai...

If you have ever had to transport items, then you have likely heard of lashing equipment. However, you may not be aware of the advantages and safety precautions to take when using lashing chains and lashing points.

This article will highlight what the different variations are, briefly outline chains and points, the safety precautions to take when using this equipment, and the advantages these can have for your company. 

If at any point during the article you are wondering how any of these discussed topics can help you, please contact a member of our LES USA team, who are more than happy to help guide you through your options.

What is lashing equipment?

Arguably the most important information for you to know about this handy piece of equipment is that it's versatile with a range of applications due to the different variations. Now, it's key to highlight to you that there are several different versions. However,&nb...

It is likely that you have heard of lifting slings but did you know there are several different types of slings? They are commonly used in many industries with variations including disposable, web, fiber, chain, wire rope, and round. Each version has its own advantages and is suitable for lifting loads. 

The team at LES USA always wants to make sure the focus is on the customer and helping you find the right solution. That's why in this article we're going to outline to you what chain slings are, how you can use them, the advantages you can get from using this version, and safety precautions you can consider before using them.

If by the end of this article you have questions on how one of these lifting solutions can help your specific business challenge, please contact a friendly member of the LES team who will help you get the possible solution(s) for your business. 

What are chain slings? ...

You may have previously heard of winches, but do you know there are several different types that you can use? Are you aware of what they do? And do you know how to use them safely?

Well if you do, that's great and there will likely be a number of points that will give you even more insight into the knowledge you already have.

And if not, you're about to become a pro on understanding this equipment and where to use them. 

If at any point during the article you are wondering how electric winches can help your situation specifically, please contact a member of our LES USA team, who are more than happy to help guide you through your options.

Let's start with understanding this piece of equipment by asking the following question... 

Electric winches - What are they? 

This item is used to pull or lift heavy items, and they are most commonly used to pull, automobiles, cranes, trucks, and more. They come in...

If you are in an industry that deals with lifting heavy loads, then you would have heard of forklifts, but do you know all the uses the attachments have and how to use them? 

We highlighted in a previous article titled 'What are forklift drum attachments and how do they help your company?' what this range of products can do, how they can help your company, the safety measures, and the benefits they can have.

This article is slightly different. 

If you read the text below, you're going to get an overview of various types of forklift and drum attachments, what tasks each version is for, and how they work.

If during this article, you have any questions or need advice on any specific type, then please contact a member of our LES USA team so we can run through your options with you to find your ideal solution. 

Let's dive in by starting off with...

Different Typ...

Drums can often be a pain to lift, move, or reposition within the workplace. Not only are they a pain but they can also cause serious injury if not transported correctly. It is important to know how to handle these items to avoid any unnecessary injuries from occurring.

This article will outline what this equipment is, different variations you can use to handle them, the safety aspects to remember, and the potential injuries that can occur if these containers are transported incorrectly.

If at any point in this article you have any questions on this topic or about any other equipment that can be used with them, then please get in touch with an experienced member of the LES USA team who will help find you a solution. 

What Is A Drum?

It's a cylindrical container typically made of metal, but you can get variations made from plastic or paperboard. Heavier versions are made from aluminum or stain...

If you are in an industry that lifts loads, then it's likely that you've heard of webbing and wire rope slings. As great as these items are, have you ever asked the question what is the difference? Or why might I buy one sling over another?

Well if you have you're in luck as this article is going to outline the key differences and give recommendations for when to use the two different variations that we're discussing.

If at any point in this article you have any questions or want to discuss what the best product is for your situation, please contact a member of the LES USA team who will be happy to help you. 

Let's start by giving a bit of background on these products by asking the key question: what are they? 

What are Webbing Slings?

In our article, ‘6 Ways You Can Use Webbing Slings,’ you will find out that webbing slings ...

If you work in an industry that regularly lifts loads or items, then you probably would have heard of webbing slings. It is unlikely that you have ever thought of the other uses this supporting gear may have in your everyday life. 

This article will highlight what these are, the importance of looking after your slings, and explain six new ways you can use your webbing slings.

If at any point in this article you're wondering if this is the right solution for your task at hand, you can contact a member of the team at LES USA who will be happy to find the right product for you. 

What is a Webbing Sling?

Before we delve deep into what applications you can use this piece of equipment in, here's a brief overview of what this handling material can do.

This supporting item is used when you are lifting loads or items that could be fragile or damaged if done with a metal structure, such as a chain sling or wire rope s...

If you are in an industry that deals with heavy lifting it is likely you have heard of a forklift, but you may not have heard of the different attachments that come with it. 

At Lifting Equipment Store USA (LES USA) we always aim to give you detailed breakdowns of products and solutions that are available to you. That's why in this article we're going to give a breakdown of what forklift drum attachments are so you can understand if they are right for you. 

In this article, you'll get an overview of what these handy add-ons are, how you can use them, the safety measures you can take whilst using them to get the maximum results out of them, and the benefits that purchasing these accessories can bring to your business. 

If at any point in this article you have a question or want to know how a particular accessory can help your current business challenge, please contact an experienced member of the LES US...