How to Choose, Manual Chain Hoist or Electric Chain Hoist?

Manual chain hoists and electric hoists both have many uses, they cannot replace each other.

Manual chain hoist
Manual hoists are the most economical way to lift a load and are often found in maintenance tool boxes. They are used in most industries including manufacturing, agriculture, construction, mining, oil, and public utilities.
Manual hoists come in two general styles: Hand Chain Hoists and Lever Hoists. Hand chain hoists use the power of the worker for operation and are primarily used for vertical lifting. Lever chain hoists are used for pulling, lifting and positioning. Manual chain hoists may also be purchased with integral trolleys and in styles that are ideal for low headroom applications.

Lever Chain Hoist

Lever pullers are used to both lift and pull items during the rigging process.

These manual chain hoists are designed to move loads either vertically or horizontally.

Lever pullers can be used inverted or for any angle pull.

Because of their compact design, these hoists can be used in tight quarters.

Lever chain hoists are usually designed to free wheel for fast/easy movement of the unloaded lifting chain, and they have 360 degree rotation of both the lever and the top swivel hook, allowing for easy rigging.

Electric chain hoist

Powered by electricity, it has a fast start-up speed, the lifting height and load capacity are relatively large. It is widely used in large factories, warehouses, logistics, docks, engineering buildings and other places with high frequency of use to lift or load and unload goods .

Manual chain hoists and electric hoists both have many uses, they cannot replace each other. The manual chain hoist is generally used in scenarios where there is no power supply. Electric hoists are generally used in factories, assembly lines and other scenarios, because they are used frequently, which can effectively reduce labor costs and improve efficiency.