I beam chain hoist is kind of small and light duty lifting equipment. It is widely used for loading and unloading material in factory, warehouse, processing line. It moves fast and stable, a necessary lifting tool for raising working efficiency and improving working condition. Ellsen Company, a famous electric hoist manufacturer, supplies I beam chain hoist with excellent quality and factory price. Ellsen is customer-oriented, quality-first. Its products have won high praise from clients all over the world.
How to maintain reducer of chain hoists?
During daily maintenance work of hoist reducer, the following parts are very important.
First is checking whether the reducer has normal sound or noise during working.
Second is checking whether the reducer box has crack or is out of shape.
Third is checking whether there is oil leak on the reducer box cover or at bottom.
Fourth is checking whether the screws are loose or have problems.
Reducer should be checked in certain time, and adding lubricant oil. Maintaining electrical hoist as well as keeping daily check for reducer, it can prolong the service-life of lifting hoists.
What to do if electric motor is too hot?
If electric motor is too hot, first step is checking whether the hoist is overload. Overload can cause the motor heating. Long time overload can burn down the motor. If the motor is not overload, but still heating, checking whether the motor shaft is damaged and whether the motor works according to standard working duty. If brake gap is too narrow, brake ring can’t fully loose, once the motor starts working, it can produce powerful friction force. Frictional heating can increase the extra load, which reduces the rotating speed of motor. And electric current increases. At that time, just stop working and adjust the brake gap.
How does a beam chain hoist work?
A hoist is a machine that is used to lift, suspend, move and lower a load by means of a lift wheel or a lift drum which is attached to a hook. Different lifting mediums such as wire, rope, fiber or chain is looped around the drum or wheel and the system can be manual or electrically operated. The most popular type of hoist used worldwide is the electric chain hoist which is used in a wide variety of applications, mostly in the manufacturing and construction industries.
With a chain hoist, the load is lifted by a pulley attached to the hoist. Numerous pulleys can be found in a chain hoist, from small to large. In order to raise a load, a pulling force has to be applied to the chain. A large pulley will draw in more chain than required by the smaller side which facilitates the start of the lifting procedure.
The workings of a chain hoist uses the following:
- Gears to multiply a force.
- An operator to control the start, lift, suspension, moving and lowering of the load.
- A light chain to pull on one side which turns the gear mechanism to move the chain pulley.
- As the pulley turns it raises the heavy chain with a hook on the end attached to the load.
- By pulling the lighter chain loop, the hoist increases the force being applied by the heavy chain caused by the gear ratios and the load is lifted.
An electric hoist has a motorized trolley which is attached to an overhead rail or beam. Standard beams are generally classified by weight and size per foot. When selecting a motorized trolley for a standard beam, the following information should be considered:
- Height of the beam
- Lower flange width or size
- Adjustable range of the trolley
Trolleys are available that can be adjusted to fit on different beam sizes and most standard trolley wheels have crowned or tapered wheel treads to operate effectively on a standard beam. It is important to check that the selected trolley has the same or greater capacity than the selected hoist.
Types of chain hoist beams
Flat Flanged Beams or Wide Flange Beams are similar to American Standard Beams classified by weight and size per foot. The use of wide flange beams has increased significantly in recent years and is used more frequently than the American Standard Beams. This has prompted trolley manufacturers to increase the beam adjustability ranges of their trolleys to accommodate this change to standardized universal type trolleys. Universal type trolleys are designed with wheels that are capable of riding on either flat or sloped beam flanges.
Standard electric hoists are easily obtained from local manufacturers, however, more specialized hoists are usually obtained through crane builders or material handling specialists. They are commonly used in industrial plants for lifting, lowering and transporting applications throughout a facility and the positioning of components in assembly or process operations.
How to install the chain hoist on the I-beam steel?
Chain hoist can be used individually, and can also be used together with electric trolley and lifting cranes. In many working conditions, it needs to be installed on the I-beam steel.
Preparing the electrical hoist, screws and other accessories. First, connect the cable of lifting hoist with control box, then assemble the trolley with I-beam steel, next connect cable wired controller. If the lifting hoist is 38V control, wireless control is available. Last, install electric hoist on the electric travelling trolley, the electric cable should be connected according to the colors.
After installation, loading test is necessary before using, so as to ensure safety for item and installation.
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