Harrington (booth 2536) will exhibit its CX mini hand chain hoist, “the world’s first 0.25 US ton hand chain hoist featuring a revolutionary small size and light weight,” it says. This hoist was developed to tackle jobs with light loads and where work is required in high or difficult to reach places such as duct installation, plumbing and heating, home automobile maintenance and crane repair.

Harrington will also feature its TCS Cheetah air powered hoists available in 0.5 and new 0.25 and 1 US ton capacities.

Also on show will be its ergonomic work station jib cranes and articulating jib cranes in capacities up to 1 US ton. This new selection of jibs provides “additional rotation and positioning options,” Harrington says.

LB lever hoists with a slip clutch option will be available in capacities of 0.75- 9 US ton capacity. The slip clutch device prevents the hoist from being used to lift damaging loads beyond rated capacity.

Meanwhile, a new distributor section of the Harrington website will be available for viewing to current active distributors visiting the show. One of the unique features of this site is RevCon (Revolutionary Configurator), an automated RH-Advantage wire rope crane component quote programme, making quoting components “faster and easier,” providing component features, benefits, outline drawings and all related pricing “within seconds.”

Vice president sales and marketing Carlo Lonardi says: “We are expecting a solid performance to continue through this year. Industries such as power and petro-chemical are continuing to show signs of growth. This is good for the hoisting business. We are cautiously optimistic that we will continue our expansion efforts throughout 2008 and will continue to work on bringing new and innovative solutions to the material handling markets.”

Headquartered in Manheim, Pennsylvania, Harrington is a leading supplier of electric chain and wire rope hoists, air powered hoists, lever hoists, manual hand chain hoists, trolleys, cranes and crane components.

The booth will be staffed by president and CEO Ned Hunter, Carlo Lonardi, regional sales managers Bill Erkenbrack, Jim Small and Jim Gordon, business development sales manager Bret Lussow and several other “key sales representatives,” as Harrington put it.

NA08 – the preview

Hoist magazine will promote overhead lifting equipment above all other forms of lifting at NA08. Be part of the show preview that counts…

On a show floor packed with storage and automation equipment and lift trucks – there will be more than ever this year – it’s so important that overhead lifting equipment is given the exposure it deserves. Of equal significance is the need to introduce it to potential visitors before they get in the show grounds.

The magazine is dedicated to informing the end user community about the overhead crane and hoist industry, its key participants, and the products and services they offer.

Make sure end users, distributors and manufacturers stop by your booth in Cleveland.

– What are your plans for the show?

– What will you exhibit?

– Do you have new products?

– What does 2008 have in store?

Please send through your words and pictures as soon as possible in order to benefit from the maximum online and print exposure.

Richard Howes, Editor