Cranes & Hoists

When To Consider A Stainless Steel Hoist

In some types of applications, industries, processes and uses, the type of material of the components is of very little concern. For example, if you are lifting and moving vehicle parts or scrap metal along a system, what the individual components of the hoist, crane and the bins may be is of limited interest as long as it can do the job.

In other types of applications such as in food and beverage production, pharmaceuticals and in other industries where all components have to be of specific materials, a stainless steel hoist may be the best and perhaps the only cost-effective option.

Why Use Stainless Steel?

Stainless steel has long been used as the ideal component and material in applications where the corrosion resistance factor is important. This ability to resist corrosion is important in areas where there is the production of food or beverages, pharmaceuticals or products that the presence of corrosion or rust poses an issue.

With the use of a stainless steel hoist, it is also possible to wash-down a system or use decontaminants and sterilizers without any degradation of the materials used in the construction of the hoist. Some alloys and metals can be easily damaged by common cleaning chemicals, particularly those used in sanitizing and decontaminating materials and products used in the production of foods and beverages.

Clean Rooms

In the electronic, computer and pharmaceutical industry it is common to use clean rooms for specific elements of production and manufacturing. With the use of a stainless steel hoist, crane and trolley system these units can be easily maintained to full clean room specifications without concerns with the introduction of oils, paints or contaminants that may be used on other types of systems.

Additionally, the finish of stainless steel components in a clean room is of consideration. The finish is not only resistant to corrosion, but it is also easy to washdown, decontaminate and keep free from foreign materials.

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