Overhead Heavy Duty Wire Rope Hoists and Crane Systems; Where the Mentality of
Muscle Meets the Intelligence of High Tech Engineering:
MANHEIM, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/30/13 -- Overhead heavy duty wire
rope hoists and crane systems have advanced to new levels of
technology, extending the life of the equipment, increasing safety
and ease of operation. In the past, these products had the function
of simple up or down lifting, but product life span was cut short by
overheated motors, overloaded capacity or operator abuse. Modern and
intelligent engineering has now reversed the short life span for wire
rope hoists and increased its production capabilities.
Industry Visions witnessed the new high tech intelligence of the RHN
heavy duty wire rope hoists, known as the Rhino, on a recent visit to
Harrington Hoists, Inc. in Manheim PA. Bret Lussow, Business
Development Sales Manager, easily controlled the overhead crane as he
talked about its modern and intelligent features. "The intelligence
on the RHN comes from the controls inside its cover," said Lussow.
"We call it the RPU (Rhino Protection Unit) that has various
functions to protect the hoist. Heat is a killer for hoists. If this
hoist starts to overheat the thermal overload engages the RPU and
allows the motor to cool down. Overloaded capacity is another factor
of wear and safety. In the event the RHN is overloaded, our RPU will
allow the hoist to lower the load but not lift it because it exceeds
the hoist capacity. Long life for a wire rope hoist requires routine
and preventive maintenance. We have a count hour meter on the RPU
that keeps track of starts on the motor to help the owner determine
when maintenance is due. The motor management system in the RPU
protects the motor when a hoist operator stops and starts the hoist
too rapidly. Delays are designed in the RPU so the motor can stop
before it starts, thus eliminating excess wear. Finally a visual
flashing light or siren can be added from the RPU to alert operators
or other plant personnel that the hoist is in operation. Nothing can
stop a Rhino!" Lussow exclaimed. "It's tough and the intelligent
engineering make it tougher."
Harrington Hoists, Inc. is one of the oldest hoist manufacturing
facilities in America dating back t
o the 1800s. Harrington Hoists,
Inc. has manufacturing facilities in Manheim and Elizabethtown PA, as
well as Corona California. Harrington Hoists, Inc. is a subsidiary of
KITO CORPORATION of Japan, and also markets hoist and crane products
in South America under the Kito Brand.
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