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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Chain

What is the load chain made of?

It's made of KITO's original special alloy steel.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

Can you describe CL chains/ND chains/Nickel-plated chains respectively in more detail?

The CL chain is a load chain for manual chain hoists with a surface featuring diffused nickel alloy.
The ND chain is a load chain for electric chain hoists with a surface featuring diffused nickel alloy.
The nickel-plated chain is a load chain with a surface electrolessplating with nickel alloy.
All three have superior corrosion resistance.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

Is it possible to make a stainless load chain for an electric chain hoist?

Since insufficient surface hardness and strength render stainless materials unusable for load chains, we consider them inappropriate for electric chain hoists and do not use them.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Increase in Lifting Height

Is it possible to increase the lifting height of the electric chain hoist/chain hoist?
Can the lifting height also be configured for other non-standard lengths?
Also, is it possible to extend the chain after buying one configured to the standard lifting height?

Although the lifting height can be increased, the load chain is heat-treated, which means the chain cannot be extended. Instead, replace the chain with a load chain long enough to meet your needs (hand chains for chain hoists can also be added via a connection link).
Also, for products with chain buckets, the chain bucket may have to be changed depending on the lifting height. In that case, please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

When increasing the lifting height of the electric chain hoist, is a different chain bucket needed?

Chain buckets are available in a range of sizes based on capacity/lifting height. Depending on the increase in lifting height, a large-sized bucket may be needed. Please refer to either table of standard bucket lifting heights by models such as ER2, EQ, or EF to determine the maximum lifting height of each standard bucket size.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Is it possible to increase the lifting height of the electric chain hoist/cylinder?

The cylinder type (ER2 and EDC) is designed for operators to operate by gripping the grip, while the lifting height is set to 1.8m to keep it within operators' reach. If you require a special lifting height, please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners.

Products: ER2 Series (CDER2), ED Series (EDC/EDCL)

What is the maximum lift length for Air hoists?

20 m is the maximum lift length for all of the model. Especially for pendant model, the longer the pendant hose is, the bigger the timelag will be on the operation.

Products: Air hoists

Safety

Will any problem affect the electric chain hoist if power fails while it is in use?

The KITO electric chain hoist is designed to automatically apply a brake when the current flow is interrupted to stop the operation. In the unlikely event of a power outage, it promptly stops operation and suspends the hanging load as if the push button had not been activated.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

How much excess load can the electric chain hoist (rope hoist) withstand?

The use of any products with excessing rated loads is prohibited. Always ensure use within the working load limit range.

Products: All products

I would like to use the upper limit switch of the electric chain hoist ER2 for positioning.

As described in the owner's manual, the upper limit switch installed is the final device preventing overwinding in emergencies. Please refrain from using it on a regular basis, since this may damage the main body or break the chain. A limit switch for positioning is available as an option - please contact KITO and KITO's global partners separately in this case.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Is it possible to combine the MR2 motorized trolley with the EQ electric chain hoist?

You cannot use the MR2 motorized trolley with the EQ electric chain hoist due to the differences in the electrical specifications. The MR2 motorized trolley is designed and manufactured on the assumption that it will be used in combination with the ER2 electric chain hoist. When combining the MR2 motorized trolley with ER2 electric chain hoist, failure to comply with this instruction may cause the hoist and trolley to malfunction. Concerning the handling of the MR2, see the ER2 electric chain hoist Owner's Manual that is supplied together with the ER2 electric chain hoist. Customer who have bought the MR2 motorized trolley as a single item and require a copy of the ER2 electric chain hoist Owner's Manual should contact KITO and KITO's global partners.

Is it possible to purchase wire rope as a spare part?

We can supply wire rope as a spare part. Since we use an exclusive wire rope for RY hoist, please contact KITO and KITO's global partners when you need wire rope.

Products: RYL Series

Operation

How do you change the speed of the electric chain hoist with dual-speed push button operation?

Since a two-stage push-to-switch push button is used, switching from low to high speed depends on the extent to which the push button is pushed. Push to the first stage for low speed and push right in to the second stage for high speed.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Operating Environment

Please explain the usable ambient temperature for the manual chain hoist/electric chain hoist/lever hoist.

Please use the manual chain hoist and lever hoist within the temperature range of -40 to +60℃.
For electric chain hoists, the temperature range for use is -20 to +40℃.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

Can the electric chain hoist be installed outdoors?

Yes, this is possible. The equipment is basically designed for indoor use. Therefore when installing the electric chain hoist outdoors or to the place where the hoist is exposed to direct rain, wind and snow, shade the hoist with roof to protect it from rain, wind and snow.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Are any items specified for use as part of countermeasures when using in an environment such as outdoors/quay, etc.?

Various countermeasures are available such as anti-corrosion coatings, etc. according to the operating environment, so please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

Oil

Please explain the type and amount of oil used for KITO products.

The oils required are described in the owner's manual for each product.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists, Manual Hoists

Dimensions

In order to check the suitability with the hoisting accessory, please explain the detailed dimensions of the upper and lower hooks of the electric chain hoist ER2.

For the detailed dimensions of the upper and lower hooks of the electric chain hoist ER2, please see the ER2 owner's manual.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists ER2

Power Supply

Please explain the power supply cable sizes and the permissible cable length of the electric chain hoist and rope hoist.

The following are described as part of the owner's manual for each product.
□ Permissible supply cable length "ER2 / ER2M"

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Please explain the power supply system of the crane and the type of cable hanger.

Although there are various methods to supply power to cranes, information on the power supply method and cable hanger are provided at 'Power Supply Cables and Accessories' in KITO Crane catalog.

Products: Cranes, Electric Chain Hoists, Wire Rope Hoists

How many cable hangers are necessary for the power supply cable?

A cable hanger is normally necessary for cable intervals 1.5m long. However, this depends on the curve beam and other conditions of use, so please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists with Motorized Trolley

Technology

Please explain the difference between short-time rating and intermittent rating.

A summary is provided in ’Lifting Motor Ratings' in ER2 series catalog.

Products: Electric Chain Hoists

Is a safety factor specified for each product?

The safety factors of KITO products (in terms of load ratings) are specified within the scope of 4 to 5 for hoisting equipment, 5 for chain slings (they vary depending on model capacities, so please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners).

Products: All products

Why is the lifting and lowering speed different for Air hoists?

Based on the structure of Air hoists, the lowering speed would be faster than lifting speed, since rotative force and the acceleration of drop of the load would be added during lowering operation.

Products: Air hoists

Other Matters

Do you have any crane/electric chain hoist available for clean rooms?

KITO supply a number of cranes and various handling machinery used by semiconductor/liquid crystal manufacturers/in other clean rooms. We handle product specifications according to your operating environment so please consult with KITO and KITO's global partners.

Products: Clean-room Type (Cranes/Electric Chain Hoists)

Is it possible to mount a chain bucket to a manual chain hoist (M3CB)?

Mounting is possible although this is optional. There are two types possible depending on lifting heights - canvas and steel. In CB Series Model M3, information on chain hoists with chain buckets is provided.

Products: Manual Hoists (CB Series )

When ordering Geared type End Carriadge, is a drive shaft included?

Since the length/processing vary based on the actual span, the drive shaft is not included. You must arrange it or please consult with KITO.

Products: Geared Type End Carriage

Please explain the coating specifications for end carriages.

Although the Plain type end cariage is coated with KITO yellow, an antirust primer coating is adopted for other models, so it can be applied finishing in your choice of colors.

Products: End Carriage

How long is the warranty for KITO products?

It is a year from the date of delivery of the actual product (Three years for ER2 only). Regarding warranty conditions, please see the warranty written in the owner's manual together with the product.
Because end carriage is certified as complete crane system, it is excluded as product.

Products: All products

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