Springfield, Ohio-based R&M Materials Handling Inc. and Gurnee, Ill.-based Drivecon Inc. have combined two of their products into a single package called the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist – PWRMicro Radio combo. This combination incorporates the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist from R&M with the ergonomic PWRMicro series radio remote controls from Drivecon to maximize productivity, ensure safety and streamline operations, according to the companies.
Central to the core of the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist – PWRMicro Radio combo's structure, the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist is engineered to extend service life and reduce downtime. The hoist body is constructed of durable pressure-cast aluminum, is epoxy-painted for corrosion resistance, and is ribbed for better heat dissipation. The enclosed motor includes IP55 protection, minimum class F insulation and a Klixon-type bimetal switch for thermal protection.
All LoadMate models are equipped with a torque-limiting device for hoist overload protection, as well as upper and lower limit switches, low-voltage controls, a slip clutch and an alloy steel load hook to further ensure safe operation.
The ergonomic controls by Drivecon complement the features of the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist by enhancing operator control. Compact and lightweight, the PWRMicro series offers single or dual speed, up to five motions and a control range up to 500 feet.
SOURCES: R&M Materials Handling Inc., Drivecon Inc.