IMS designs and manufactures custom wire rope hoists for the overhead material handling industry. Whether you need a 30-ton scrap handling crane for a steel mill, a 10-ton critical lift hoist for the aerospace industry, a 300-ton hoist for turbine manufacturing, or even a 50 ton underhung for a stop-log application; IMS can provide the engineering expertise and manufacturing excellence to design and build a product to meet your specific application needs. We have a vast amount of application experience in a broad range of industries.

Standard Hoist Typical Design Features

  • Built to CMAA Class D
  • Fabricated steel structure with lifting lugs and OSHA compliant tie-off points
  • Alignment free pillowblock with encapsulated double-row spherical roller bearings
  • Steel fabricated drum with 3/8 or 1/2 depth grooving and a 3 degree maximum fleet angle
  • Hoist reducer has a horizontal split steel fabricated housing with encapsulated bearings and taconite seals
  • A/C thruster type Industrial hoist brakes with hand releases and a ductile iron brake wheel
  • Hoist motors are NEMA frame, foot mounted, 60 minute duty, class H insulated, TENV and come equipped with Klixon thermostats
  • Trolley wheels are flame hardened to 400 BHN, have straight treads, double flanges, modified MCB style, with are keyed and press fit drive wheels
  • Sheaves are designed with two tapered roller bearings per sheave contained between spacers and held in place with AN locknuts, each with individual grease ports
  • Idler sheaves are equipped with a bronze bushing and are grooved for re-greasing
  • Trolley travel drives are helical shaft mounted reducers
  • Hoist is equipped with a primary geared upper limit switch and a secondary weighted limit switch
  • Additional options are available which include (but are not limited to) sealed sheave, pillowblock, and wheel bearings; eddy current hoist brakes; caliper drum brakes; mill and chemical duty motors; additional tie off points; 60 Rc case hardened wheels; synthetic lubrication; and overload limit devices

Custom Hoists Design Capabilities

We build to your specific application needs. Hoist service classes CMAA class A-F and AIST 6 available and applications that range from

  • Automation
  • Bucket hoists
  • Ladle and charging hoists
  • Explosion proof hoists
  • Magnet service
  • Wet and dry end paper-mill service
  • Turbine handling
  • Critical lifts
  • Die flipping
  • Coil handling
  • Stackers

We have engineered solutions for your material handling needs

  • Sealed pillowblock bearing
  • Heat treated drum, flame or carburized
  • Rope anti-spooling bar
  • Explosion resistant, mill and chemical, wound rotor, and corrosive environment motors
  • Hoist reducer heaters
  • Pin, cable and horseshoe type load sensing devices
  • High heat and sub zero ambient environments
  • Mill duty, magnet and bucket, concrete stripping, coil handling, flipping, and several other application considerations
  • Redundant reeving
  • Full heat shields and/or drip pans
  • Anti-rotational wire rope for long lift applications
  • DC shunt hoist brakes
  • Hydraulic bumpers
  • Sealed wheel and sheave bearings
  • Many more options available, consult factory