Chain Hoist

Choosing the Right Electric Chain Hoist – A Simple Guide

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Choosing the Right Electric Chain Hoist – A Simple Guide

Picking the perfect electric chain hoist for your needs might seem tricky, but we're here to make it straightforward. Whether you're wondering, "How do I choose a chain hoist?" or "What type of chain hoist is right for me?" this guide will clear up your questions. Electric and manual chain hoists are vital for various lifting tasks. Our easy checklist will guide you to the best choice for your specific situation. Need professional advice? Give us a call at 800-724-4052. Capacity: First, how heavy is the item you need to lift? We'll figure out this weight and then round it...

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CM Lodestar Limit Switch Adjustment Procedure

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CM Lodestar Limit Switch Adjustment Procedure

How to adjust the CM Lodestar Limit Switch. The limit switch setting allows the operator to set an upper and/or lower limit for hook travel.

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What Happened to Budgit Chain Hoists?

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What Happened to Budgit Chain Hoists?

A quick review of Budgit hoists, what happened to them, and what options you have for replacing them.  The History of Budgit The Budgit ManGuard electric chain hoist was one of the most popular off-the-shelf low headroom hoists ever manufactured. The Budgit hoist was first introduced in 1935 by the Shaw-Box Crane & Hoist Company out of Muskegon, Michigan. The Budgit hoist line went through a number of ownership changes up until 1996 when the Columbus McKinnon corporation acquired both Budgit and Yale hoists.  What Separated Budgit from other Hoist Offerings The Budgit ManGuard was special in design for two reasons....

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Control Options for CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoists

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Control Options for CM Lodestar Electric Chain Hoists

CM Lodestar electric chain hoists are renowned for their durability and versatility. One of the key factors contributing to their flexibility in various applications is the range of control options available. In this article, we will delve into the various control options for CM Lodestar hoists, each tailored to specific needs and preferences. Understanding these control options can help you optimize your lifting operations for efficiency and safety.   Pendant Controls: Overview: Pendant controls are the most common and widely used control option for CM Lodestar hoists. They consist of a handheld pendant with buttons or switches that allow operators...

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A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Right Chain Hoist for Your Business

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A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Right Chain Hoist for Your Business

With so many options to choose from, it can be challenging to know which chain hoist is right for your business.

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