Planning a Hoisting Project? Follow These Tips

These 3 tips will make your hoisting a whole lot easier!

When you’re out at a hoisting project, time is money. The sooner you can get everything done, the sooner you can move onto the next paying customer. In order to make your hoisting projects as efficient as possible follow these 3 tips:

1. When in doubt, bring an extra beam clamp
Just like the name implies, beam clamps grab onto your beams so that you can hoist them into the air. However, you can’t get away with using just one beam clamp, though. Depending on the length of your beam you’ll need several clamps. At the very least, you’ll need one clamp for each end and one in the middle.
Luckily, beam clamps are one-size-fits-all. So, whether you’ve got a very wide beam or one that’s very narrow, your clamp will be able to grab it.
Even though they’re only used on a temporary basis, beam clamps are practically worth their weight in gold out on a job site. As a result, you can never have too many of them!

2. Have plenty of festooning equipment on hand
If you need a way to hoist things up into the air and keep them there on a permanent basis, you can’t use a beam clamp. Instead, you’ll need festooning equipment.
Unlike beam clamps, festooning equipment attaches to your ceiling. From there, you can hoist things up and connect them to the festooning. This is actually the method of choice for things like industrial cables and theater lights.
One of the biggest perks of using festooning? It slides along on an aluminum track. That way, if you ever need to move your stuff a little to the left or right, you won’t have to take it down and re-mount it. Instead, all you have to do is slide your festooning right where you need it!

3. See if Abell Howe can help you
No, he’s not the guy who works across town! Instead, Abell Howe is one of the biggest names in hoisting. For more than 75 years, this company has had a ton of in-house engineers looking for ways to make hoisting projects easier.
One of the most popular Abell Howe products is the jib crane. Unlike some of the “other guys” models, these cranes can mount either on the floor or along your wall, so they’re easy to set up anywhere. Plus, they rotate 360 degrees so you won’t have to re-mount them very often.

Looking for the equipment the experts use? You’ll find it at Hoists Direct!

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