Electric Hoists & Manual Hoists

Materials Handling Systems, Inc. offers a variety of electric and manual hoists designed to meet the specific demands of your project.

Electric Chain Hoists

Electric hoists usually fall into one of two categories: Chain Hoists or Wire Rope Hoists.

Electric chain hoists are designed to provide reliability and are commonly used to lift less than 7.5 tons. They may be less expensive than electric wire rope hoists, and provide true vertical lift for applications requiring extreme precision.  Electric chain hoists can also be used on single, double or box girder cranes and provide the operator with speed controls which allow for more accurate positioning of the load.

Wire rope hoists are used for heavier applications (usually more than 10 tons), and are very fast and efficient in lifting. They are designed for areas with low headroom that need to get the highest lift possible.

Manual Chain Hoists

Manual Chain Hoists are a lower cost alternative and can be a practical choice in low headroom areas.  They can be attached to a trolley on an overhead crane or installed on a fixed point.  The capacity of a manual chain hoist can vary from just a few hundred pounds, up to a max of around 10 tons.

Hoists & Equipment

  • Air chain hoists
  • Electric chain hoists
  • Drum hoists/lifts
  • Manual hand chain hoists
  • Ratchet level hoists

Located in West Hartford, CT, Material Handling Systems, Inc. is a leading supplier of material handling systems in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York. Whatever industry you're in, we've got the solution you need to get it done better, faster, safer. We pride ourselves on offering superior customer service and competitive pricing on all of our products and services. Some of our products include: cranes, hoists, lift tables, conveyors, storage racks, dock equipment, material handling equipment, guarding/fall protection systems and more. We also offer system engineering & design, installation, safety & inspection, and sales/service. If you have equipment or materials that you want to move carefully, please contact our offices at 860-523-4205 or fill out the contact form to discuss how we can help.