The Harrington CX003 mini hand chain hoist with hook mount is a compact manually operated hoist with an aluminum body, steel frame, and low headroom for strength, work in tight spaces, and to fit into mobile storage carriers; and a low pulling force requirement to facilitate use. This hoist has a load limiter that helps prevent a lift operation if the load exceeds the maximum rated capacity for added safety and to avoid damage. This hoist has a Weston-style friction disk brake. The Harrington CX003 mini hand chain hoist is commonly used in small or difficult-to-reach spaces for plumbing repairs; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system installations or repairs; crane repairs; home workshops, repairs, or automobile maintenance; and similar applications. It also can be employed in industries such as transportation, construction, manufacturing, and material handling. This hoist is factory load tested to 125% of rated load capacity in accordance with American National Standards Institute/American Society for Mechanical Engineers (ANSI/ASME) B30.16 requirements, and is built to comply with ANSI/ASME B30.16 and ANSI/ASME HST-2M standards.
Hoists are devices that use relatively small amounts of force to lift, lower, and pull heavy loads. Manual hoists transfer a small, hand-exerted force either across a series of gears to multiply the force into one large enough to lift the designated load, or over a pulley, drum, or sheave to leverage the force into one strong enough to lift the load. This makes it possible for an operator to manage heavy loads. The manual force is usually applied using a hand chain, lever, or lever ratchet, lifting the load by a hook attached to a chain, rope, or wire. Hand chain and lever hoists commonly use mechanical disk brakes called Weston-style brakes that hold the load in place while the operator's hands are released to make the next pull, secure the load once it has been lifted, and control the descent of the load as it is lowered. Ratchet puller hoists commonly use ratchets instead of mechanical brakes to secure and control the load. Manual hoists are commonly attached to or suspended from structures by hook or trolley mounts, and are used in the transportation, construction, manufacturing, mining, and material handling industries, among others.
Load capacity is the maximum rated load a hoist can handle. While manufacturers may indicate they have tested a hoist beyond its limits, operators should never attempt to lift a load heavier than the maximum rated load. Pull force describes the amount of force that needs to be applied to lift a load. If a 1/2 ton manual hoist specifies a pull force of 40 lbs., for example, the operator needs to be able to pull a 40 lb. weight in order to lift the maximum 1/2 ton (500 lb.) load. Headroom is the distance from the bottom of the load hook to the top of the hoist. This is the minimum amount of vertical space needed for the hoist to hang freely and operate correctly. Lift is the maximum vertical distance the load hook can move a load.
Harrington Hoists manufactures hoists and cranes. The company, founded in 1854 and headquartered in Manheim, PA, meets International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 9001.