New GIS-CH electric hoists – up to 5-tonnes capacity – now available from Pfaff
New GIS-CH Electric Chain Hoist
Swiss precision manufacturer GIS has launched its full range of new GIS-CH electric hoists through its Sole UK Agent, Wirral-based Pfaff-silberblau.
The upgraded and expanded range of single and three phase motors, is available in load capacities from 250 kg to 5 tonnes, in single and dual speed models and boasts a host of new features and improvements.
A complete re-design has resulted in a hoist which addresses the three key issues of easy handling, safety, and ease of maintenance.
The solid aluminium housing is robust and has excellent thermal characteristics, while the multiple disc brake is now located after the slipping clutch, and is capable of holding the load even in the unlikely event of clutch failure.
The chain is now anchored to the housing, and a new two-piece chain guide made from low wear, fibre GRP ensures the chain cannot twist or become trapped – again enhancing operator safety.
Ease of use and maintenance is assured. The two or three stage gear box operates extremely quietly and the housing does not have to be opened up for maintenance or adjustment.
Similarly the slipping clutch can be precisely adjusted without the need for special tools, and the two-part chain guide can be quickly removed and replaced without the hoist being dismantled.
All models now have faster and more precise hoisting speeds of up to 20m/minute and a frequency converter is available for soft and continuously variable starting/stopping. The new GCH range can also be adapted for use in combination crane systems and special designs.
According to Pfaff’s Managing Director Paul Kelly : “These new additions to the GCH range are set to significantly raise the bar in terms of the hoist technology currently available in the UK. As the sole UK agent for the range we have the industry experience and extensive engineering know-how to offer tailored solutions to a range of special applications including sports venues, stage and theatre applications.
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