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The Manual Chain Hoist – A Production Staple

Demand increases for almost every product during the holiday season. This includes not only retail goods but many commercial operations as well. Homeowners who can afford it want to improve their residences while adding to their closets or their kids’ toy boxes. Protek Crane Solutions can help every business meet these increased demands by increasing production with a manual chain hoist

A popular manufacturer and model we carry is the Harrington RCB030. It has a tough outer shell with precision-milled interior components to easily handle heavy loads during normal operations. This model has a twenty-foot lift and can carry up to three tons. It is also spark-resistant, making it an ideal hoist in any environment. These additional features are standard on every Harrington Hoist: 

  • Impact-resistant, all-steel construction
  • Rugged hand wheel covers and gear cases
  • Designed for easy portability and low-headroom environments
  • Integrated Slip Clutch that prevents lifting loads beyond rated weight capacity 
  • Grade 100, Manganese alloy steel chain heat-treated to resist wear and abrasion
  • Heat-treated steel hooks designed to open gradually eliminate fracturing, even under excessive loads
  • All top and bottom hooks have heavy-duty latches for increased safety
  • Double Reduction Gearing is heat-treated, case-hardened, and enclosed to reduce damage from dust and water 
  • Brakes have Double Pawl Springs for highly reliable operation and instant activation in case of an emergency
  • Complies with ANSI/ASME B30.16 – “Safety Standard – Overhead Hoists” and HST—2M – “Performance Standard for Hand Chain Manually Operated Chain Hoists” 

Every hoist and crane we sell and install meets OSHA and ANSI/ASME requirements and comes with a manufacturer’s warranty and a maintenance schedule that we tailor to your operational and budgetary needs. If you have an already installed device in your business, our Maintenance Technicians can provide a thorough inspection to ensure safe operation and develop a maintenance schedule to keep it running. 

It’s not too late to upgrade and increase your production capabilities. Call Protek Crane Solutions at (855) 776-8354 to schedule a visit from our Inspection Team to see if a Manual Chain Hoist is right for you. If you have questions, you can also reach us at To see the latest additions to our inventory, check us out on Facebook.

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Chain Hoist Nashville

A chain hoist can be a vital device to any Nashville business. Depending on the size of the operation and the type of product manufactured or shipped, an electric or manual chain hoist from Protek Crane Solutions is an excellent choice that can meet operational and budget requirements.


One of our more popular chain hoist manufacturers is Harrington. The company has an extensive line of both electric and manual chain hoists. Each type has its advantages depending on the commercial requirements of the business. Here are some of the standard features:


Electric Hoists

  • Nickel-plated, Grade 80 load chain resists wear and tear from daily use and corrosion.
  • Each motor rates for a full sixty minutes of continuous operation. They have heat-resistant cooling fans and Class B insulation to reduce the risk of overheating.
  • The Guardian Smart Brake. An electromagnetic fail-safe that locks the brake immediately, freezing all movement during interruptions to the power source.
  • Five-Pocket Load Sheave uses five deep-pocket grooves to reduce load chain vibration and increase support. The Sheave reduces daily wear and tear and provides a smoother vertical lift.
  • Friction Clutch design that eliminates winding and reduces damage to the hoist machinery from daily use.
  • Patented design allows installation as a Basic Hook and Lug Suspension and to Geared and Motorized trolleys.


Manual Chain Hoists

  • Compact design, which works particularly well in confined work areas.
  • The Top Hook has a Pivot and Swivel design for quick installation.
  • All-steel construction that weighs less than many aluminum counterparts
  • Split Load Double Reduction Gears provide a longer work life than similar models from other companies.
  • Meets ANSI B30.16, B30.21 regulations, applicable OSHA standards, and state regulations.
  • Weston Load Brake uses four braking surfaces and two moisture-resistant brake pads, significantly reducing the risk of accidents and property damage.


If you have questions about which chain hoist is best for your Nashville operation, contact Protek Crane Solutions today. To schedule an appointment with our Sales staff or an onsite inspection with our Installation team, call (855) 776-8354. You can view our inventory here or leave questions and contact information at

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Electric Chain Hoist Chattanooga

Every business needs reliable retail equipment, which often means registers and OCR Readers for tracking inventory. For a commercial or industrial operation in Chattanooga, Protek provides the electric chain hoist to sustain the workflow needed to keep customers satisfied and workers safe. 

A popular line of electric chain hoists we carry is from Harrington. Their NER 2G020C is a reliable model that functions well in almost any environment. It has a 20-foot lift, carries up to two tons, and has a geared suspension that keeps it moving at a reliable, steady pace. It can operate on 230-3-60 or 460-3-60 voltage, roll at 7 or 7/1 feet per minute, and easily attaches to a flange range of 3.23 to 6.02 or 6.03 to 12.00. 

The NER’s and most other Harrington models’ standard features include a Grade 80 nickel-plated load chain designed to resist corrosion and wear and tear (typical metal fatigue) from daily use. There is a Friction Clutch that reduces damage to each hoist in normal operations by eliminating winding. Also included is the Guardian Smart Brake, an electromagnetic fail-safe that shuts down all movement if the power is interrupted. 

Other features include: 

  • A Standard Bottom Hook
  • BK2D2 Canvas Chain Container
  • Fifteen-Foot Power Supply
  • Parallel Lug Mount
  • Standard Bottom Hook
  • Standard Pendant with Standard-to-Lift 18.2 Foot Pendant Length 
  • Trolley Hand Chain Drop of 20.5 Feet
  • UL Listed

We also recommend the Mechanical Load Brake, an optional feature, for safety reasons. It locks in place when there is motor failure to reduce the risk of inventory loss and employee injuries. 

Our Maintenance team inspects each hoist in our inventory before a sale, and all hoists come with a full warranty. If you already have one or more electric chain hoists, we can inspect them and develop an affordable schedule for routine upkeep. 

To view our entire chain hoist inventory, visit our website or look us up on Facebook for the latest information. If you are ready to choose an electric chain hoist for your Chattanooga business, contact our Protek Solutions Customer Service office at 1-855-776-8354. If you still have questions, leave them and your contact information at We are here for you.

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Chain Hoist Bowling Green 

Every factory or manufacturing operation needs to move products across workstations. Operations might include assembling small items such as computers or large items like outboard engines and industrial freezers. This task requires equipment such as a chain hoist for the larger items. The first choice for selecting a chain hoist in Bowling Green is Protek Crane Solutions.

For these types of operations, a chain hoist in Bowling Green is a cost-effective choice for moving the items listed above and for items weighing up to ten tons and more if required. Protek offers extensive manual and electric chain hoists to meet every need. The brands we offer include CM, Coffing, Harrington, and Yale. 

Our Sales Team makes sure each customer has the right piece of equipment by determining what their needs are for their business. Included in this determination are the answers to these questions:

  • What is the heaviest item lifted? It may appear to be a simple question, but if that item is a fully assembled, finished piece of equipment, the hoist or hoists you need must meet that final requirement. For example, if everything moving through your plant weighs under 2000 pounds, but once assembled, it weighs over 3000 pounds, then the hoist, if it is the same one for the entire process, must be rated for at least four tons to ensure proper function, movement, and safe operation. 
  • How high do you need to lift an item? Again, it looks like a simple question, but several factors affect the answer. Is the item raised from the floor or off a pallet or table? How high over the work floor is the hoist mounted? These two answers determine the chain length needed for the hoist to perform all necessary functions.
  • Will the hoist remain stationary or move throughout the plant? Our installation team can quickly attach a chain hoist to a ceiling mount if it stays in place. If the hoist has to carry items to different stations, the team can secure a trolley to the overhead girders for easy movement. 
  • How quickly do items need to move at and between stations? In many cases, a manual chain hoist meets all requirements. A company may need an electric chain hoist to lift, lower, and move items throughout a facility if a rapid pace is necessary to fulfill customer orders. 

Different Types of Chain Hoists in Denham Springs

To begin this determination, call Protek Crane Solutions at (855) 776-8354 or provide contact information and leave any questions at To review our chain hoist brands and models selection, visit our website here.

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Electric Chain Hoist Clarksville

Electric Chain Hoist works on Multiple Lines

For many small or large businesses in Clarksville, an electric chain hoist is an excellent device for lifting, loading, and manufacturing operations. Protek has options to support multiple assembly lines, small appliance manufacturing, and extensive warehouse facilities. Every brand and model of hoist we sell is ready to work immediately after installation and meets all Federal and State safety requirements.

For large or heavy operations, the Harrington ER2M200S-L is an excellent choice. It can raise to 20 Tons and has a twenty-foot lift. This electric chain hoist comes with a perpendicular lug mount for the basic Hook and Lug suspension or is available with a flange that can be mounted to a rafter with a range of 5.50-8.66 inches for use as a Trolley, which makes it ideal for operations like engine assembly lines. 

The ER2M200S-L traverses at forty feet per minute, and operators can raise loads at five-and-a-half feet per minute. It has a hardwired power supply and operates at 460V-3ph-60Hz. It has heat-resistant cooling fans and Class B insulation to protect against overheating and is rated for one hour of continuous operation. 

Chain vibration is a common problem with electric chain hoists. To reduce this risk and increase support to the load chain, Harrington utilizes five deep-groove pockets to reduce chain wear and provide a smoother vertical lift. 

To ensure safe operations, Harrington uses the Guardian Smart Brake. The electromagnetic brake has a fail-safe that halts all movement if the power supply is interrupted. In conjunction with the Guardian, the friction clutch serves to eliminate winding. It lowers the risk of damage to the hoist under regular operation. 

Electric Chain Hoist Maintenance Plans

In addition to sales and installation, Protek repairs damaged or malfunctioning hoists and performs preventive maintenance to help keep local businesses up and running. If you purchased an electric chain hoist with another company, we can still repair it and build a maintenance plan to help reduce operational loss due to routine wear and tear. 

For further information about what we can do for your Clarksville business, call the Protek Sales team at 855-776-8354. We can schedule an appointment to discuss your needs and determine which electric chain hoist is your best option. You can also request product information and submit questions to our Service team by emailing us at

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Each business has its requirements regarding equipment for moving property or assembling items such as small engines and appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers. For most operations, a chain hoist is an affordable option that supports and moves things from a half-ton to over twenty-ton loads.

At Protek Crane Solutions, we have an extensive inventory of electric and manual chain hoists. Harrington is one of our more popular models, and these features are common to both types:

  • Nickel-plated chain made to resist wear from daily use and corrosion in harsh environments. Every chain is heat-treated and comes in Grade 80 or 100, depending on the load weight requirement.
  • Hooks, pinions, and the main shaft are made from high-strength alloy to match the precision machined load gears and pre-lubricated ball bearings. 
  • The shell covering the gears and bearings is die-cast aluminum, making the hoist lighter and easier to move when needed.

Electric chain hoists have these additional features, making them ideal for operations that require hoists to move between stations while carrying loads:

  • The sixty-minute duty-rated motor can run continuously for one hour. It has Class B Insulation and heat-resistant cooling fans for increased performance.
  • The Guardian Smart Brake is maintenance-free, with a fail-safe mechanism that locks the brake in place if there is a power outage. It comes with a 10-year manufacturer warranty.
  • Friction clutch prevents overwinding, which reduces damage from regular operation. 
  • The design allows it to be used as a traditional Hook and Lug Suspension hoist or mounted to a trolley.

A manual chain hoist is also an excellent choice for boat and auto enthusiasts who prefer doing home maintenance. One of the best cranes for use at home is the Harrington CF005. It lifts to 1000 lbs and has a 20-foot lift, making it perfect for lifting an engine entirely out of an auto. This lift and the Weston-style brake allow the owner to work safely inside the engine bay.  

We also maintain and repair chain hoists not purchased with us. Our inspection and repair teams perform an initial examination and then construct a maintenance plan to keep your hoist running without breaking your budget. For more information on ProTek Crane Solutions’s hoist and crane inventory, call us today at 855-776-8354. You can also visit our website to explore your options and leave contact information and any questions at


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Protek Solutions for Hoist and Crane Requirements

For companies that need a strong hoist but may not have a lot of headroom, Protek has a Harrington manual chain hoist that is ideal for them. The Harrington NTH050 is a trolley-mounted hoist perfect for businesses that need to raise and lower loads weighing up to five tons while weighing only 222 lbs itself. Key features of the NTH050 include:

  • Die-cast aluminum construction designed for easy maintenance
  • 20-foot Lift with a Standard Bottom Hook, CF Hand Chain, and Heavy-duty Hook Latch
  • 20.6-foot Hand Chain Drop
  • Wheel load of 2764 lbs
  • Grade 100, heat-treated, manganese alloy chain which resists wear and abrasion
  • Forged steel alloy hooks are heat-treated to resist fracture even under maximum loads. 
  • Flange Range of 5.12 to 7.11 inches for use on a wide variety of overhead beams
  • Cast-iron trolley wheels with sealed ball bearings designed to function on tapered or flat-flanged beams and two attached side plates that protect the wheels in the harshest environment
  • Weston-style brake utilizes two moisture-resistant brake pads against four braking surfaces to reduce damage to loads and reduce accidents.
  • Available in Geared or Push Models 

Customize Manual Chain Hoists

Protek Crane Solutions can also customize each NTH050 hoist. Options include substituting a corrosion-resistant chain for the standard CF hand chain, an inspection hook for the standard bottom hook, and changing the Lift length to meet specific requirements. 

Each Harrington and other manual chain hoist Protek sells has a maintenance plan tailored to the devices, their locations, and our customers’ operational schedules and budgets. We also ensure each hoist and maintenance plan meets all OSHA requirements and ANSI/ASME operating regulations.

Now is an incredible opportunity for new and established companies to grow and expand. Call the Protek Crane Solution Sales Office at (855) 776-8354 today to learn how we can help you with a Harrington NTH050 or another hoist or crane that fits your requirements. For a detailed response, you can also leave contact information and requirements with us at

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Whether you are an established and growing assembly plant or a new manufacturing start-up, some questions must be answered. At some point, one of those questions will be, ‘How are we going to lift this’? The answer is to call ProTek Crane Solutions for your manual chain hoist needs.

ProTek Crane Solutions Has a Manual Chain Hoist for Every Requirement

We carry an extensive number of Harrington Hoists as part of our larger inventory. A workhorse model popular with many business owners is the Harrington LB 2-Ton Lever Hoist. It is hook mounted, with 10 feet of lift, so it can hang almost everywhere you need to use it. Some of its features include the following: 

  • All steel construction weighs less than comparable die-cast aluminum manual chain hoist 
  • Weight of only 31.5 Lbs for easy removal and movement
  • The Top Hook has a pivot and swivel design for easy installation
  • 77 Lbs Pull to Lift
  • 13.8 feet of Headroom
  • Compact design excellent for small work areas
  • Machined, heat-treated, split load, double reduction gears, provide a longer operational life over many other models 
  • Handle rotates a full 360 degrees for easy operation
  • Weston-style load brake has four braking surfaces with two moisture-resistant brake pads for superb braking action that reduces accidents and damage to equipment and property
  • A fully enclosed brake mechanism that protects against dirt and moisture
  • Meets ANSI B30.16, B30.21 regulations and all applicable OSHA standards

The Harrington LB 2-Ton is also quite versatile. The design allows it to be used not just vertically but horizontally, inverted, and at every load angle possible in your operation.

Tailored Service Plan For Manual Hoist Chains

Every Manual Chain Hoist ProTek Crane Solutions sells has a service plan tailored to meet your production requirements and both state and federal regulations. If you have a manual chain hoist or crane that you purchased from another agency, we can design a service plan that can meet your requirements without exceeding your maintenance budget. 

If you are ready to purchase a manual chain hoist or crane from Protek Crane Solutions, call our Sales Office today at 855-776-8354. We can answer any further questions you might have with a detailed answer by leaving a message with us at

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An electric chain hoist is a versatile choice for small and large businesses. No matter if it is a 1000-square-foot shop or a 100K square foot assembly line, Protek has the device needed to support your company. Each model in our inventory meets strict State and Federal safety requirements and is manufactured to begin operating within minutes after installation. 

One of our more popular electric chain hoists is the Harrington NER2M020C-CD. It is a 2-Ton hoist with a 15’ lift and motorized suspension. It also includes a standard bottom hook, canvas chain container, a hardwired, 30-foot power supply, and a pendant control length of 13.2 feet. Other features include:

A design that allows it to be mounted to both Geared and Motorized trolleys as well as the basic Hook and Lug Suspension. 

The Load Chain is a Grade 80, nickel-plated chain. It resists corrosion and typical metal fatigue (wear and tear) from daily use.

Its motor is rated for 60 minutes of continuous operation. It has Class B insulation and heat-resistant cooling fans to protect against overheating. 

It has a 5 Pocket Load Sheave that utilizes five deep-groove pockets to reduce chain vibration, which increases support to the load chain. This also reduces chain wear and provides a cleaner vertical lift.

The Friction Clutch eliminates winding which reduces hoist damage during normal operation. Protek also suggests getting an optional feature, the Mechanical Load Brake. If the motor fails, it acts as a secondary brake to prevent damage to property and personal injury. 

Finally, there is The Guardian Smart Brake. It is electromagnetic with a fail-safe device that halts all movement if there is an interruption to the power source. In other words, without current, the brake locks down in place.  

Along with the many Harrington models, Protek also sells and maintains hoists and cranes built by Yale, Coffing, and CM. For more information on these companies and their products, contact our sales and service teams at 855-776-8354. With the right information about your operation, they can help you choose the best fit for your business. If you need product details or require a more extensive response, email us at

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As your customer base grows, so should your lifting capacities on the work floor of your operation. This is an ideal opportunity to increase not only the weight load of your manual chain hoists but their mobility as well.


One of our popular options for customers needing to expand is the Harrington GT100M Manual Trolley. Weighing 218lbs, it can lift 10 Tons (20,000lbs) while moving to different stations with minimal effort. This model securely mounts to a support beam with a width range of 5.50 to 8.66 inches and comes with a standard 8 Foot Hand Chain Drop. Some of the features that make the GT100 a great choice are listed below:


Special Contour Wheels – Each wheel on this Harrington model is machined and contoured for perfect contact with either Tapered I-Beams or Flat-Flange Beams.


Sealed Ball Bearings – Harrington also uses sealed ball bearings with a high-quality lubricant in each wheel for a maintenance-free, smooth operation over the life of the hoist.


Adjustable Trolley Width –  Employees can easily adjust each GT100 (and other models) to match multiple beam widths in a matter of minutes. 


Central Shaft Pivot Mount – To keep the workload moving smoothly along the support beams, the wheels and side plates pivot freely along the central shaft. As the GT100 traverses across the overhead structure, this design maintains an even load distribution on all four wheels and reduces the effect of running over welded joints and other irregularities on support structure surfaces.


Each hoist and crane Protek sells comes with a service plan designed to meet your operational needs as well as state and federal requirements. If you have concerns about a hoist purchased from another company, we can still create a service plan that won’t break your budget. 

For more information on our manual chain hoists or other cranes and hoists in our inventory, contact the Protek Sales office. Call today at 855-776-8354 or ask for a detailed response using