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OZ Lifting launches wireless builder’s hoist

January 4, 2021  By OZ Lifting

OZ Lifting’s 600-lb. capacity wireless builder’s (wire rope) hoist.

OZ Lifting Products launched a 600-pound capacity wireless builder’s (wire rope) hoist, designed for use beyond the construction and building industries.

The 115V single-phase powered hoist offers lifting speeds of 52 feet per minute and 90 feet height of lift as standard, with custom options are available. Easily portable, it weighs in with a gross weight of 49 pounds, suiting the product to short-term use at different sites or multiple points within a facility.

Steve Napieralski, president at OZ Lifting, explained that the “builder’s hoist” name derives from the fact that the hoist is often used in the construction and building industries. However, over the years, similar products have found their way into a variety of applications outside of the construction sphere. It is now a popular lifting concept among end-users in manufacturing, warehousing, and even elevator applications, for example. Similar solutions continue to gain popularity anywhere the user needs to move a load quickly and safely.

Napieralski also pointed to the 360-degree hook, which allows the load to rotate, thus, reducing the chance of kinking or fraying of the wire rope. It also helps to keep the wire rope spooled correctly on the drum. The hook gives the user the added ability of better positioning the load when lowering. Finally, 15-minute continuous use means the hoist can be utilized in permanent and short-term applications.

End-users should note that the hoist can be rigged outdoors, but it is not rated to be operated in the rain or wet environments. Typically, users will cover the hoist and remove the power and pendant control cables when not in use.

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