Plug in and lift with forthcoming Kito hoist

24 December 2019


Kito will launch a new variation of its Kito EQ electric chain hoist in 2020, with the single-phase EQS model designed to work with 220–240 volt power supplies while still providing all of the advantages of the high-voltage version, says the manufacturer.

The unit will be suitable for applications such as construction sites, repair shops, the wastewater industry and any type of maintenance work where there are heavy lifting tasks that need to be completed with only a standard 220–240 volt power supply available. The Kito EQS can be plugged into a plug socket, and can lift up to either 500kg or 1t, with a maximum lifting height of 15m.

Features of the hoist includes a frequency inverter and a ‘no load high speed’ function that enables a lifting speed 1.3 times faster when lifting less than 30% of the full load capacity. This technology also ensures a gentle and precise load position, says Kito. Overload protection is supplied electronically by the frequency converter and mechanically by the built-in friction clutch.

The EQS is rated at IP55 protection class, due to its sealed die-cast aluminium body. The interior design of the hoist also promotes longevity; the unit does not require any sensitive transformers or electromagnetic components such as contactors or relays. According to the FEM, the model is classified with FEM 3m at 500kg load capacity, and with FEM 2 at 1t capacity.

The hoist is fitted with the Kito load chain grade T, series DAT (G80), which is nickel-plated to reduce hydrogen embrittlement and to provide high corrosion resistance. The breaking strength of the installed load chain is 800N/mm2.

Depending on the customer’s requirements, the chain hoist can be equipped with a top hook or a plain trolley, instead of the standard hanging suspension. A self-closing safety load hook from Kito Weissenfels is also available as an option, and a radio remote control can also be delivered on request.