1 ton Electric Chain Hoist

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Old 04-25-08, 05:22 AM
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1 ton Electric Chain Hoist

Hi, I work for a newspaper. Our 1 ton electric chain hoist that we use to lift the paper rolls onto the press was noisey and now doesn't work, we're using our back up. The noise it makes is a grinding noise when it would go up or down. When theres no weight on it, it goes up and down but still grinds. When a paper roll (about 500lb) is on it, it just sits there and grinds. It's used a lot, is it worth trying to fix or just get another one?
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Joe
 
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Old 04-25-08, 08:21 AM
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If the hoist makes a grinding noise, then chances are the electric motor is working okay. The problem is probably in the mechanical components such as a gearbox.
 
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Make a mistake trying to fix a hoist and someone gets killed. Definitely a job for someone certified to do that work.
 
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Sound like gearbox going bad but really i am little condersating that due you work for someone i really think it is the best you get ahold of someone who is cerified to work on the hoist due the safety reason.

Merci,Marc

ps.,, most company useally just order a new hoist on the smaller size unit for larger one they will send it to cerified repair shop
 

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Thank you all very much. I think thats what we're going to end up doing; getting a new hoist and send this one out. If the repair isn't too expensive, we'll get it done and keep it as a back up.
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I am gald you do the right thing with the hoist and thanks for letting us know what your sisuation is.

just remember work safe.

Merci,Marc
 
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