Hoists for Hazardous Environments

Ensuring safety in demanding and risky settings is paramount for the seamless functioning of various businesses and sectors. These environments can potentially endanger both materials and personnel. Whether it’s within a chemical plant, petrochemical facility, or steel-making plant, hazardous conditions are present. Specialized products are indispensable for carrying out tasks safely and ensuring compliance with hazardous environment laws and standards.

SH Ex Wire Rope Hoist

The STAHL Explosion-proof Ex wire rope hoists and SHW 8 Ex winches stand out as top-tier safety technology in the market, catering to a range of industries including chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, power supply, shipbuilding, offshore, and LNG. These programs are built upon the solid foundation of our standard wire rope hoists and SHW winches, ensuring consistency and reliability. Compliance with rigorous ATEX directives and IECEx regulations for mechanical and electrical explosion protection is guaranteed.

ST Ex Chain Hoist

The STAHL Explosion-proof ST Ex chain hoists represent cutting-edge safety technology, offering unparalleled protection for industries including chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, food processing, power supply, shipbuilding, offshore, and LNG. Based on the modular ST chain hoist program, our ST Ex chain hoist program ensures reliability and consistency. With a safe working load range spanning from 250 kg to 6,300 kg for Zone 1 and Zone 21, and from 125 kg to 6,300 kg for Zone 22, these hoists are adaptable to various environments. Compliance with strict ATEX directives and IECEx regulations for mechanical and electrical explosion protection is guaranteed.

Lodestar Classic Clean Room

The CM Lodestar Classic Clean Room electric chain hoist provides performance tailored for clean rooms, from basic wipe-down to full wash-down setups. The Lodestar ensures reliability and consistency across diverse tasks, with features like stainless steel load chains and sealed, weather-proof construction. Choose from various capacities and customizations to meet your specific needs.

Specifications

FeatureKito LB Heavy Duty Lever HoistKito LX Miniature Lever Hoist
Capacity¾ to 9 metric tonnes¼ to ½ metric tonnes
StandardsASME B30.21, ASME HST-3ASME B30.21, ASME HST-3
OptionsTop hook extender, Shipyard hook, Inspection hook, Black chain, Custom lift lengthsCarrying case attachment, Custom lift lengths
BodyHigh-impact stamped steel housing, Compact and lightweight, Open design for easy inspection and cleaningDie-cast aluminum, Steel internal frame, Compact and lightweight, Portable design for tight spaces
HooksForged, heat-treated alloy steel, Self-closing heavy-duty hook latches, 360-degree rotationForged, heat-treated alloy steel, Self-closing heavy-duty hook latches, 360-degree rotation
Operation360-degree handle rotation, Rubber grip handle, 15-degree recovery stroke, Patented spring-loaded freewheel mechanism360-degree handle rotation, Rubber grip handle, Patented spring-loaded freewheel mechanism, Single-step reduction gearing
GearsHighly durable split-load double reduction gears, Enclosed to protect from dust and waterSealed gears and brake protected against dust and water, Induction heat-treated and case-hardened
Load ChainNickel plated, Grade 100 heat-treated, Link Pitch: 2.8D, Protective guard around chain pinNickel plated, Grade 100 heat-treated, Standard Lift: 5 feet
BrakeWeston-style load brake with four braking surfaces, Five-star thread on brakeWeston-style load brake, Enclosed to protect from dust, rain, and dirt

Regulations

Each of these systems meet the standards laid out in the AISC Steel Construction Manual, OSHA 1910.179, ANSI B30.11, AWS D1.1/D1.6 and CMAA 74.

Resources

Hoists

Liftsafe Engineering and Service Group carries top of the line hoists such as GH, Kito and Stahl.

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Inspections

Periodic inspections based on crane use (see CSA B167-16), done by accredited inspectors is required by law.

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