Our range of ceiling hoists employs sophisticated technology for greater user independence through unique features such as hand-held control. For more information on ceiling hoists, take a look at our article What Is A Ceiling Hoist?
The majority of such hoisting systems have relatively high weight capacities to ensure the safe transfer of patients from one area to another. Additionally, the weight limit of a ceiling hoist can also depend on the specific model that you install/ purchase.
GoLift Portable Weight Limits
More portable products such as our GoLift Portable Ceiling Hoist weighs a mere 2.72kg while having a safe working load of 204kg/32st. With no added weight, the hoist can lift at a speed of 5cm/second and weight loaded to full capacity can be lifted at 2.5cm/second.
With a person who weighs around 68kg, you can expect to use the hoist 55 times before needing to recharge the product. The number of uses lowers as the weight of the user increases, with 30 lifts at maximum safe working load.
GoLift Hoist Weight Limits
With slightly larger ceiling hoists such as the GoLift ceiling hoist range, you can expect to find a broader range of weight capacities. This can be particularly useful if you are looking to install a hoist for a specific person or require it for commercial use.
|Max. Weight Capacities||Product Name||Product Weight||Lifts per Charge (25% of strap at midrange)||Max. Lifting Speed|
|181kg/28.5st||GoLift 400||3.5kg||375 with 84kg||No Load: 2in/50.8mm per second|
|317kg/50st||GoLift 700||4.5kg||170 with 181kg||68kg: 1.3in/33.02mm per second|
|453kg/72st||GoLift 1000||9kg (tandem lift)||102 with 317kg||181kg and above: 1in/25.4mm per second|
For those who weigh over 317kg/50st., it is possible to combine two GoLift 700 systems to lift up to 453kg/72st. The above Lifts per Charge and Max. Lifting Speed units are not specific to the provided weight capacities, but can be applied to all units.
Finding a ceiling hoist that best suits your requirements can be challenging, which is why we have compiled a series of articles to help our customers find the product they need.
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