Understanding the difference between open winch and built-up hoists will help end users make informed buying decisions, says Tad Dunville, director of corporate development at Ace World Companies.
This blog will reference three types of hoist—packaged, open winch and built-up.
Too often an open winch hoist is installed where a built-up hoist would be more appropriate, particularly in the long term. In the main, this is because there are differentiating characteristics that are not widely understood.
It’s worth noting at the outset that a purchasing decision maker can choose a different brand or manufacturer of hoist than the overhead crane. Sometimes the wrong hoist is chosen because the crane salesperson insists on their brand of hoist