Most high quality hoists can be expected to last for decades under moderate use, the same hoist should be expected to last just a matter of years in an abrasive dust environment. Normal off the shelf cranes are not designed to be used in extremely dusty environments, all of their operators manuals explicitly say that a hoist must be kept clean and dust free. We realize that in some environments that just isn’t possible, so instead of subjecting our customers to years of aggravating and expensive down time, we developed a crane that can operate reliably in extremely dusty environments.
No salesman will admit that his product isn’t right for your needs, but luckily it is easy to tell if someone is trying to sell you an off the shelf crane for your dusty environment. Does it have a rope guide? Are there exposed cooling fins on the motors that will inevitably get filled with dust? Are there any exposed gears? Well not only do our dusty environment cranes not have rope guides, exposed cooling fins or open gears, we take it a step further. All seals are either double lipped or fitted with dust guards. All gearbox breathers have filters to keep out debris. Bearings are sealed and a special wire rope construction is used that seals out debris from the core. The result? Our dusty environment cranes will easily outlast conventional cranes two to one, with fewer problems along the way. Not only is our life cycle cost lower than going with a conventional crane, but downtime is dramatically reduced. Our standard features include: