A wire rope hoist is a lifting device that uses a wire rope or cable to lift and move heavy loads. It is often used in construction, manufacturing, and industrial settings.
There are two main types of wire rope hoists: electric wire rope hoists and manual wire rope hoists. Electric wire rope hoists use an electric motor to lift and lower loads, while manual wire rope hoists require physical effort to lift loads.
The main components of a wire rope hoist include the hoist drum, wire rope, load block, hook, and motor. Additional components may include a gearbox, brakes, and a control system.