New chain hoist range from SWF Krantechnik

24 December 2019

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German hoist manufacturer SWF Krantechnik has launched the Athlo Chain, the company’s latest generation of chain hoists.

The series is designed for loads up to 5t, with the 1t model initially launched and further capacities to follow in the near future, says SWF. The hoists offer a range of new benefits: the hoist motor features a new 4:1 gear ratio, with redesigned cooling fins providing better cooling to extend the service life of the system; a redesigned limit switch, which can also be used as an operating end switch, is engineered to work in both everyday usage and in extreme conditions; the new chain bag ensures that the chain runs quietly and smoothly, preventing an accumulation of chain; and the compact design and new upper-eye suspension provides an increased lifting height at the same suspension height.

A new brake is also designed to handle 1m cycles, or up to a lifetime with the proper handling, and responds instantly when the power is turned off—the slipping clutch has a larger diameter and additional grooves to improve the cooling effect of the gear oil, and to increase its overall service life. And, with the new suspension bracket, a push or motor trolley can be installed using a special safety pin, with no further tools required.

Alongside the launch of the new hoists, the company is also introducing a new range of electric trolleys, designed for normal headroom and for loads up to 1t and 3.2t. The trolleys have been developed using a combination of new and established construction components, says SWF, to provide easy assembly and adjustments while reducing the overall weight.