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6 Things About Electric Hoists Your Boss Wants to Know

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Choosing equipment such as electric chain hoists for your project isn’t necessarily as simple as just point and order. There are many considerations to contemplate before you can place an order and a lot of them are going to be things your boss wants to know. To prepare you for that, we put together a guide to help answer some of the questions your boss might have when it comes to choosing your next electric chain hoists.

Your boss might ask…

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4 Quick Tips About the Compression Load Cell

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

Manufactured by Straightpoint, the compression load cell is a highly accurate device that is used to measure weight or force in a number of different applications. They can be used to measure compression, tension, bending or shear forces. Additionally, they can be used for a broad range of industries including steel fabrication, ship building, structural weighing, shipping and general transportation, to aid in calculating the total mass and center of gravity.

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How to Use a Turnbuckle

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A greatly underused tool of wonderful convenience, turnbuckles have the ability to relieve you of a lot of stress during a challenging lift or rig. Primarily, turnbuckles are used when you need to increase or decrease tension in order to make minute adjustments to a load that are sometimes due to an off-set center of gravity. Turnbuckles can be used to make adjustments to help equalize the load and to correct that off-center of gravity. For example, if an individual needed to have 10-feet and 7 ½ inches of total running length, but didn’t have a sling of comparative length, this person could install a suitable turnbuckle to accommodate for the difference in sling length. The worker could simply adjust the turnbuckle in or out to get the desired length required for the lift. We recommend that when adjusting turnbuckles to use an appropriately-sized wrench instead of using a spud wrench of pry bar placed through the body. The latter tends to cause damage to the turnbuckle and could potentially create dangerous repercussions. Also, turnbuckles are rated for tension, so they can be used in any linear direction.

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So Wait… What is D/d Ratio?

Posted by: Tony Fiscelli Comments: 0

As you might’ve noticed, we refer to D/d Ratio quite a bit in some of our blogs and social media posts. However, there seems to be a bit of confusion regarding what D/d Ratio is and what purpose it serves. Hopefully, we can clear all of that up now.

The D/d Ratio has a tremendous impact and effect on sling capacity when using Wire Rope Slings , and Chain Slings.  The D/d is the ratio of the diameter (D) around the object which the sling is bent, then divided by the overall diameter (d) of the sling being used. 

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Single-Acting vs. Double-Acting Cylinders

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

There’s been some confusion as to how to configure and use either system effectively without causing damage to the equipment, load, or to the user. Some of this confusion results from misunderstanding the difference between single-acting or double-acting cylinders and being unsure of when either should be used. Hopefully, we can clear the air in this department.

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Top 5 Misuses of the Minifor

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The Minifor™ hoist is a lightweight portable power hoist which can be used for a number of lightweight operations and they typically come in two models: the TR30 and TR50. Both are used for lifting light loads, which are usually less than approximately 1000 pounds, but by adding sheave blocks to your rigging scheme can increase the Minifor™ carrying capacity exponentially.

The advantages of using the Minifor™ is its portability, fast installation, pendant control, and ease-of-use nature. What makes them efficient is that both models use 1/4th inch cable, are powered with just 110 volts, and you can use an unlimited amount of wire rope and you can change it out yourself whether it be for different height requirements or if/when the wire rope begins to deteriorate. However, with its lightweight and portable design comes a bevy of ways to mishandle or misuse it and we’ve got the top 5 ways below.

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Get to Know Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

Available in a variety of capacities and shapes, Modulift® Modular Spreader Beams are versatile and provide the most ideal solutions when it comes to most lifting requirements. With Lifting Gear Hire’s capacities ranging from 24 – 1000 tons, the modular configuration and interchangeable components enable the beams to be reused over many lifts and because of this versatility, they’re truly one of the most dependable and trusty pieces of equipment to have on a jobsite.

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Top 4 Misuses of Beam Trolleys

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The manual push beam trolley is used to move loads horizontally on beams, as well as used as a suspension point. In dealing with beam trolleys, a couple of different issues can present themselves if they’re not being handled and used correctly. Below are the top 4 ways individuals can misuse a beam trolley. 


Side-Loading the Trolley: This involves pulling the load from the side of the trolley itself. When using trolleys, it’s pertinent to lift at a 90-degree angle to the horizontal plane. Not abiding by this wi
ll likely bend the trolley, beam flange, and possibly cause the trolley to fail. There is not a trolley on the market that is suitable for side-loading.

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Get to Know the Electric Power Bar

Posted by: Kenneth Deheve Comments: 0

The electric power bar is designed to push or skid loads. They’re most commonly used in conjunction with low-profile dollies, mechanical or air skates.

However, they’re one of the most commonly misused and frequently damaged pieces of equipment. Mainly, because loads are often placed on top of the power bar instead of on the two tongues, despite the fact that a warning is embossed on top of the body itself.

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From the President's Desk: How LGH Chooses Equipment

Posted by: Tony Fiscelli Comments: 0

Since LGH opened its US doors in 1990, we’ve always been very strict in regards to the types of products that we stock for our rental fleet. It is very important to us to have the same types of rental equipment at all of our locations for a couple reasons. This helps maintain a consistent standard to which our customers can become accustomed.  We also are able to customize our rental stock levels by the main industries that are served by each LGH location. Based on the types of industries that we service, we’re able to specifically stock our locations with rental stock that can support these markets.

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