As one of the most important things when constructing a building, the heavy lifting work should be performed under professional supervision and done with proper planning of each stage of the construction process. Safety is key when doing any kind of lifting operation and even if only one thing goes wrong the workers could be put at a great risk of injury. A fault in the construction of the building could also result in higher costs and much more time spent on the whole project.
Nevertheless, the successful completion of a construction project depends largely on the type of equipment and machines used. They are designed to help workers during every step of the construction process allowing them to move concrete, building blocks, bricks and other heavy items in a much safer and efficient manner.
There are various types of lifting machines available on the market, from wire jacks to cranes and forklifts. When it comes to the best building material lifting equipment, electrical hoists are among the most advanced and efficient machines for performing a variety of heavy lifting operations. There are two basic types of electrical hoists: chain hoists and wire rope hoists.
Chain hoists are commonly used on construction sites due to their ability to suit many different applications. They usually come with either single or dual speed and can feature chain containers and limit switches. Wire rope hoists are designed to perform lifting operations at various speeds and can be customized to provide quick and efficient performance without compromising on safety. Both of these make use of similar brakes and controls and are powered by electrically driven motors.
When used indoors, electrical hoists are often installed on the ceiling, while for outdoor use they are usually installed on a special scaffold. Versatility is the key feature of this type of building material lifting equipment. This means that you can use an electrical hoist to lift and move heavy items in both vertical and horizontal directions.
Unlike other types of hoists, such as manual or hydraulic ones, the electrical hoist doesn’t make a lot of noise so it’s much more comfortable to work with. Quick operation is another advantage of electrical hoists. They are designed to be controlled remotely and can work much faster then manual models, thus increasing productivity and saving time. With proper care your electrical hoist can last your for many years to come and it requires less maintenance then hydraulic hoists which need regular inspection of their seals in order to avoid damage and air leaks which can completely damage the machine.