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OZ Lifting debuts 2 spark resistant products


February 17, 2022
By Crane & Hoist Canada staff

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OZ liftingThe push beam trolleys feature copper-plated wheels and lifting bale. (Image: OZ Lifting)

OZ Lifting has introduced a spark chain hoist and push beam trolley.

Both of the new products are available from 0.5-ton to 10-ton capacity.

The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer has created the products for applications where gas or dust particles could create a spark. Typical markets include oil and gas, wastewater, paper, mining and others where an explosive atmosphere exists.

The products are launched as a complete capacity range—0.5 ton, 1 ton, 2 ton, 3 ton, 5 ton, 10 ton—that covers most likely applications. As with other manual chain hoists in the catalog, 10 ft., 15 ft., 20 ft., and 30 ft. heights of lift are offered as standard, but custom lengths are available on request.

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“The products go hand in hand. We saw a need in the market for spark resistant manual chain hoists, and if you are going to offer them, you typically will be hanging the equipment from a trolley that also needs to be spark resistant,” said Steve Napieralski, president at OZ Lifting.

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“However, the products can work independently of each other. You might have a situation where the manual chain hoist doesn’t need to travel down an I-beam and is fixed in one location. And the trolley can accommodate either one of our manual spark resistant hoists or one that is powered.”

Potentially explosive atmospheres exist in many areas of industry. These explosive zones carry extremely strict guidelines and equipment requirements that standard catalog items cannot meet.

OZ Lifting hoist features

Key features of the hoists include unique hand wheel design; minimal load lifting effort; fully enclosed gearing; stainless steel or copper components; totally enclosed gearing; and suitability to lifting and pulling applications. The push beam trolleys, meanwhile, boast copper-plated trolley wheels and lifting bale; copper riveted identification tags; precision ball bearing trolley wheels; anti-drop plate; and compatibility with most I-, S-, and W-beams. Both products come with individual test certificate and serial number.