27/05/2015 - 16:56 pm

Hoist for harsh environments

Columbus McKinnon has introduced a new Yalelift 360 ATEX hoist for harsh environments.  It is built for use in explosive atmospheres and features an innovative 360deg rotating hand chain cover

The Yalelift 360 ATEX hoist has explosion protection, spark resistance and corrosion-resistant features, it also has a patented hand chain cover that rotates 360deg to lift loads from virtually any angle.

Previously available to customers in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, the Yalelift 360 ATEX hoist is now available to the North American market.

The unit meets EU Directives 2014/34/EU and 99/92/EC and has the classification Ex II 2 GD c IIC T4. The hoist also features a spark-resistant, copper-coated suspension and load hooks; stainless steel load and hand chain; and bronze trolley wheels.

The Yalelift 360 is engineered to resist corrosion with an enclosed stamped-steel housing and a partially enclosed chain guide and gear-box. Its MKS micro-corrosion protection system consists of an anti-corrosion basecoat layer paired with a chemical-resistant topcoat for maximum protection in harsh environments.

Other notable features include a Weston-style braking system that provides positive load control and reliable performance; very low headroom, heat-treated steel internal gears and pinions for high strength and long life; a precision four-pocket liftwheel and chain guide for better chain fit and alignment; and drop-forged load and suspension hooks made of high-tensile steel that yield under overload instead of breaking.

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