Why the construction industry favours single-phase hoists

28 April 2023

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In the UK, Lift Turn Move (LTM) says it has seen a surge in demand for its GIS single-phase electric chain hoist, with the construction industry a primary market, writes Jenny Eagle.

The GIS GP single-phase series includes the GP250/500 and GP1000 models, which have a lifting capacity range of 125Kg to 2,000kg and are available in both 110V and 220V options. The GP series also meets the IP65 standard, meaning it is dustproof and protected against water jets.

When asked why single-phase 110V is often favoured in construction compared to 400V three-phase, Robert Price, GM, LTM explained: “In construction 110V is generally accepted as being inherently safer as it’s a lower voltage that reduces the risk of harm if a cable is accidentally cut or damaged.”

Price added that since its acquisition by GIS in 2018, LTM is focusing on selling the core range of GIS electric chain hoists and trolleys.

“Prior to the acquisition, traditionally LTM had always been one of the go-to manufactures for lifting jacking, winching equipment, offering a vast range of products. The focus on selling our core products has allowed us to stock more of items our customers expect from us with a positive impact on sales as a result,” he said.

“The 110V GIS hoist is a great example of this focus on GIS products; we’ve got the stock, the expertise and the hoist speaks for itself as it’s a great product.”

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