Thern Inc. are based in Winona, Minnesota, US and have been manufacturing hoisting equipment and cranes for over 50 years.

It points out the following features:

– It is virtually silent

– It has a drill drive attachment, saving time and effort during a busy set-up

– The drum can be locked in place, adding a second safety feature to the brake and preventing unauthorised operation – particularly useful in schools

– 8:1 mechanical safety factor including the friction brake

A system of six units was successfully installed in the Metropole and Conference Centre in Abertillery by PG Stage Electrical Ltd of Ashton-under-Lyne in Lancashire.

Paul Holt, director of PG Stage Electrical said: “These hoists are great value for money, especially with the high safety factor and the lockable drum.”

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