A simple inspection port saves you time and illustrates our attention to detail in the ZX’s design.

Employers have a responsibility to ensure all lifting equipment is inspected and maintained regularly to a safe condition. To ensure that a hoist is safe to use it is necessary to check the condition of the hoist motor coupling as part of a routine inspection schedule. This is especially important with those hoist designs which operate a hoist brake on the back of the motor shaft.

An inspection port makes this quick and easy but without such a facility it is is a very time-consuming operation involving dismantling the hoist and resulting in hours of downtime. It may also become a major safety issue if you or your service provider are deterred from inspecting the motor coupling because of difficult access or the time involved to perform this operation.

Many suppliers do not include a means to inspect the hoist motor coupling without dismantling.

All ZX wire rope hoists are designed with a simple inspection port, through which the condition of the motor coupling can be checked within seconds without any dismantling.

We’ve also included a summary of these points in our ZX hoist brochure shown below.


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