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Springfield, Ohio-based R&M Materials Handling Inc. has debuted the LoadMate Electric Chain Hoist. With a load capacity of up to 1 ton, a lifting height of up to 262 feet, and a wide range of lifting speeds and power supplies, the LoadMate is ideal for wind turbine applications, the company says.

The product can be installed inside the wind turbine nacelle to assist with standard maintenance activities, including change-outs and repairs of generators, high-speed gears and yaw and pitch motors. The LoadMate is constructed of a highly durable yet lightweight pressure-cast aluminum with epoxy paint for corrosion resistance. The system features a ribbed design for better heat dissipation. The hoist uses precision gearing for smooth operation in wind turbines.

A torque limiter protects against overloads, and the hoist comes standard with upper and lower limit switches. The LoadMate is equipped with a safety latch for the detachable upper hook.

For more information, visit rmhoist.com.

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