OZ Lifting Expands Stainless Steel Range

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OZ Lifting Products LLC has added to its ever-growing stainless steel range with a 0.5-ton capacity manual chain hoist and trolley.

The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer already has 1-ton and 2-ton versions of both products, in addition to beam clamps in the same capacities, all of which are made from stainless steel.

The manual hoist is the centerpiece of the stainless-steel range. Like other products in the line, the 0.5-ton version is designed for lifting and pulling. The hoist is lightweight and minimal effort is required to lift loads, but it is durable enough for some of the most demanding marketplaces. The trolley, meanwhile, fits most common I-, S- and W-beams; end users have different types of beams depending on the construction requirements of the building or structure where the lifting equipment will be installed and employed.

Steve Napieralski, president at OZ Lifting, said: “We’ve had increasing demand for lower capacity products, so I’m pleased to offer 0.5-ton versions of both the manual chain hoist and trolley. As always, we will continue to listen to our dealers and end users, and I wouldn’t be surprised if 0.25-ton, 3-ton and even 5-ton versions are put to market in the future.”  The 3-ton and 5-ton capacity stainless steel hoist and trolley are already available as a special order.

There is no specific application for this kind of manual hoist and trolley, beyond the fact that stainless steel is used in corrosive environments, including wastewater treatment plants, saltwater, or wash-down applications. 

Napieralski pointed out other key features of both products. Minimum headroom for the chain hoist is 14.8 in. with a head weight of only 16 lbs., offering 1.5 lbs. per ft. of lift. Standard heights of lift are 10 ft., 15 ft., 20 ft., and 30 ft., although custom lengths are available upon request. Regardless, all products are rigged in the USA. The trolley, meanwhile, weighs 19 lbs. and fits on a 2.6 in. flange width.

The products require a similar maintenance program as their steel counterparts, Napieralski explained. He also stressed the importance of adhering to maintenance and inspection programs, especially if the equipment is being operated in a highly corrosive environment. OZ Lifting outlines these requirements in an owner’s manual, included with every shipment, along with test certification. As the documentation states, the product meets a range of standards, including the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Both the 0.5-ton capacity manual chain hoist and trolley are in stock and ready to ship.

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