Heavy-duty lifting and materials-handling activities generally utilize manual chain and lever block. Lever hoists have the privilege of being able to lift in a variety of roles, including sideways, whereas chain blocks and chain hoists are only capable of lifting upwards. As a result, lever blocks can be deployed to lift a weight as well.
2 Key Points to Remember
Know Your Weight Limits
The main cause of load problems and fatalities in the majority of the workplaces every year is surpassing the maximum throughput of the chain block.
To guarantee that the load is matched with the suitable block, know the capacities of your loads. When picking the best block for your hoist, you must examine the usage, size, industry, and kind of load. Color-coded lever block and snatch block are available from MIT Hoist to make selecting safer and easier.
Inspect Your Block
If the chain is distorted or the block has evident structural damage, the weight can fall. If you don’t examine your chain or lever block before each usage, you’re putting yourself at risk.
All chain, as well as lever blocks, must be inspected often and on a regular basis:
Frequent examinations – Before using them, the operator must conduct a thorough inspection, examining the load chain, manual chain, top and bottom grips, and the brake system.
Periodic examinations – A recognized examination by a qualified professional inspector every 12 months is essential. This audit is a verified check to ensure that all requirements are met.
MIT Hoist is an Expert When it Comes to a Lever Block and Snatch Block
Our heavy-duty lever blocks are built to keep their functional characteristics under standard operating circumstances. A schedule of cautious operation, frequent maintenance schedule, and greasing should be done to your Lever Block to accomplish several years of excellent service.
It is advisable to read the provided manual thoroughly before operating, installing, or maintaining your chain lever block. Only professional and competent workers must handle, install, or service the hoist at all times. Failure to follow the guidelines in the manual may result in personal injury and/or damage to property.
We suggest a thorough regular check every 12 months to comply with applicable laws and to get the most out of your chain lever block.
Our knowledgeable and skilled staff will provide a comprehensive service that includes routine maintenance, spare parts, and repairs.
Safety Tips By MIT Hoist Experts
The following safety measures should be included in the safety standards for any plant that uses, services, or repairs hoists or other heavy machinery. To avoid operational dangers, anyone operational the hoist should study and take the right safety guidelines as well as the directions in the operating section.
- 1. DO NOT OVERLOAD the vehicle above its maximum load.
- 2. Any element of the lever block, particularly the load chain, should not be heat treated or welded.
- 3. A load on the lever block should never be left unattended.
- 4. DO NOT slam the lever block, chain, or hook into the ground.
- 5. DO NOT use the lever block only if it is designed to draw in a horizontal line from hook to hook and the higher hook is rotatable.
- 6. DO NOT activate the lever block when the load chain is loaded, as this could lead to serious damage if the brake does not function effectively.
- 7. DO NOT enclose the load chain all-around object and make a choker chain out of it, or put the load into touch with the lever block.
- 8. This lever block should not be used to raise or move persons, or to lift objects above people.
- 9. DO NOT lift the load chain until the end ring or bottom hook gets trapped against the frame.
- 10. To put higher stress on the lever handle, Never Use an extended pipe or cheater bar.