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If you are involved in an industry with heavy machinery or loads, you have likely heard of crane scales. This is because they can be the ideal solution for weighing large industrial applications and you might already use them within your business and with your customers. 

In this article, we will go into more depth about the other benefits purchasing this item can have for your company and additional safety measures to take in order to keep safe.

If you have any questions at any point throughout reading this article, you can contact LES and a member of the team will be ready to help you.

So, let's start with the basics and ask the question... 

What Are Crane Scales?

This item is arguably one of the most recognisable pieces of rigging equipment due to their wide use of applications.

They are also known as suspended scales, load links, or overhead weighing scales.

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If you are an industry that deals with lifting heavy loads, then it's likely you will be familiar with an engine crane, which is also known as an engine hoist. However, if you're new to the industry or are starting to work with new, heavier, items in the premises of your workspace, you might be questioning which solution is right for you or its right for your business challenge.

At Lifting Equipment Store (LES), we always aim to give you the most up-to-date information to be able to make an informed decision on what the most practical piece of equipment is to solve your business challenge.

This is why in this article we wanted to give you an overview of what this product is, how you can use the equipment, the different types available, and factors to consider before you purchase one and when using one.

Whether you're well-acquainted with what an engine hoist is or you've only recently ...

Looking for the best-in-class all-round Electric Chain Hoist? 

Learn why the Yale CPV fits nearly every 'standard' industrial application. We understand that every application is different so accessorise and customise your Yale Chain Hoist to work for you and your team. Figure out the do's and don't of motorised hoists, what you need to know and consider before you make your first purchase and more.

Several injured and one still believed to be missing following an incident in East London where a tower crane collapsed on to residential homes.

A very real moment less than 12 hours before the beginning of #GLAD2020 (Global Lifting Awareness Day 2020).

Engine Cranes are an essential tool for many automotive maintenance applications, not only this but engine cranes can be used in hundreds of applications from general purpose low-level lifting to workshop transportation. Engine Cranes are often referred to as Shop Cranes, Floor Cranes or Engine Hoists and are perfect for handling loads in tight difficult to access areas such as engine bays. Choosing the correct engine crane for you is essential, read this article where we explain the key differences in the cranes that we offer and the individual benefits they have. 

Jib Cranes can be tricky to understand how to use, we offer a range of training courses designed to provide on-site operator education which in turn prevents accidents and injuries. Take a quick look at this post to understand a few of the key factors involved in Jib Crane safety.

Swing jib cranes are versatile lifting devices that can be used for diverse purposes. There are certain parameters that you should take into consideration when you purchase a swing jib crane to make sure that the device justifies your investment and purpose. The weight of the item as well as the distance that it will cover should be measured appropriately in order to identify the crane that will suit your purpose. Additionally, you may also need to consider the lifting height if you think that obstruction may be a considerable factor. This may differ depending on the available area and other factors such as the beam height and the load height. Sometimes, a safety margin is added to make sure that the load is transported safely.

Swing jib cranes come with various rotation options. The swing jib crane can be made to cover a designated area by installing a rotation stop that can restrict the degree of movement of the crane and minimise the probability of human error that...

Pewag 2 Leg Chain Sling With Self Locking Hooks

Our services go beyond just the items we supply online and the basic specifications, if you have something out of the ordinary the chances are we can help you. All of our Chain Slings and Lifting Chains are made to order and we can custom manufacture your chains to the precise specifications of your design and incorporate specialist end fittings such as Container Lifting Lugs, Shackles, Chokes, Grabs and much more.

At this current time we only offer grade 8 chains for sale online however we do offer grade 10 and 12 Pewag Lifting Chains offline so please feel free to call for prices. Each assembly is provided with a certificate of conformity and a copy of the safe instructions for loading.

Lifting Equipment Store ship Lifting Sling Assemblies worldwide and can arrange shipping and export paperwork on any order to any country!

Our prices are competitive but do not be fooled- we only supply the ...

We are proud to announce our latest offer of up to 20% discount on Yale CPV and CPV/F Electric Chain Hoists.

The Yale CPV hoist is a well respected, quality, robust example of German engineering. This third generation hoist features the latest innovative safety devices that satisfy even the most demanding applications to provide peace of mind.

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Being a labourer isn’t always easy, hauling heavy loads of bricks, motor and other building material is strenuous hard work but mostly it costs you time, and time, is money!

Money well spent is a scaffold hoist, as an investment that will save you time, effort and money, get the job done quicker, save on labour costs and move on to the next job quicker! Life becomes easier with the addition of a builders hoist.

High quality industrial builders hoists can be supplied for under £800 in 230v or 110v 1 phase 50hz power formats with the safe working load up to 200kg (anything over this requires a gantry frame as the scaffold poles will bend over 200kg) usual heights of lift extend to 25 meters, hoists can feature extendable booms for long reach and rotating A frames that attach to the scaffold using scaffold clips that are easily tightened.

Imer TR225 Scaffold Hoist. Now ONLY £1,229!

 

There are a variety of a...