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Working principle of electric chain hoist

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Electric chain hoists are mechanical devices used to lift and lower heavy loads vertically. They operate based on the principles of electromagnetism and mechanical advantage. Here's a breakdown of their working principle:

Electric Motor: The heart of an electric chain hoist is an electric motor. When electricity is supplied to the motor, it generates rotational motion. This rotational motion is then transmitted to a gearbox.

Gearbox: The gearbox converts the high-speed rotation of the motor into low-speed, high-torque output. This reduction in speed and increase in torque is essential for lifting heavy loads safely and efficiently.

Chain Drum: Connected to the gearbox is a chain drum or sprocket. As the gearbox turns, it rotates the chain drum.

Load Chain: Wrapped around the chain drum is a load chain. The load chain is a series of interlocking links made of high-strength steel. When the chain drum rotates, it pulls or releases the load chain, depending on the direction of rotation.

Lifting Mechanism: Attached to the load chain is a lifting hook or lifting attachment. This is the part of the hoist that actually engages with the load being lifted. As the load chain is pulled in, the lifting mechanism moves upwards, lifting the load. Conversely, when the chain is released, the load descends.

Limit Switches: Electric chain hoists typically incorporate limit switches to prevent over-travel of the lifting mechanism. These switches are activated when the hook reaches its upper and lower limits, cutting off power to the motor and stopping further movement.

Control System: Electric chain hoists are usually operated using a control pendant or a remote control. This control system allows the operator to start, stop, and control the direction of movement of the hoist.

Overall, electric chain hoists provide a reliable and efficient means of lifting heavy loads in various industrial and commercial applications, from warehouses to construction sites. Their design ensures both safety and ease of operation, making them indispensable tools in many workplaces.

The main equipment produced by Hebei Makita: stage electric hoist, electric chian hoistwire rope electric hoist,manual hoist, lever hoist, pneumatic hoist and other lifting equipment    

Technical parameters of electric chain hoist

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