Industrial and Commercial Hoists

Centex Material Handling supplies Austin and Central Texas with the largest inventory of hoists and hoist accessories including electric chain, manual chain, hand chain, wire rope, food grade, explosion proof, and intelligent lifting. Hoists will safely lift and move heavy items throughout a warehouse facility or work site. We specialize in installations, maintenance, load testing, customization, repairs, modernization, and updates on almost all hoist brands. We distribute hoists from top manufacturers like Demag, Harrington, and Gorbel.

Wire Rope Hoist

Wire rope hoists are complex mechanical devices that have many moving parts working in tandem to help support and move an object or load. In lifting and rigging industries, wire rope is attached to a crane or hoist and fitted with swivels, shackles, or hooks to attach a load and move it in a controlled manner.


Chain Hoist

Chain hoists use metal chain as the lifting medium and perform the lifting maneuver by pulling the metal chain through sprockets and depositing excess chain into a container. Chain hoists can be powered manually, electrically or pneumatically, and are extremely popular for being reliable and economical.

  • Ability to change the height of the lift by changing out chain
  • Compact, space-saving design with no drum
  • Portable & can tolerate greater levels of abuse
  • Capacity up to 25-tons (standard design)
  • Chain outlasts wire rope

Wind Chain Hoist

The DC- Wind chain hoist has been tested and proven in operation all over the world for the maintenance and service of wind turbines. This hoist’s high lifting speeds enable it to cut maintenance and downtimes to a minimum.

  • Convenient operation
  • High safety standard
  • Simple transport of loads weighing up to 1,500 kg
  • Hook paths up to 180 meters
  • Variable attachment to a slewing arm or a travelling portal arrangement

Food Grade Hoist

NER-Food-grade hoists are a solution for any facility where incidental contact with products is a concern and are ideal for food processing or food packing applications. These hoists come loaded with standard food grade features and can easily be couple with our push, geared, or motorized trolleys. Additional food grade options are available to suit individual applications and requirements.

  • Capacities 1/4 – 2 ton
  • Food grade oil and grease features
  • White epoxy paint for hoists, trolleys, hooks & suspenders
  • Nickel-plated load chain
  • Lubricants comply with FDA standards
  • Numerous food-grade options available

Intelligent Lifting Hoist

Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting Devices enable operators to lift and maneuver loads so naturally it’s as if the devices were an extension of their own body. G-Force® technology fills the void between traditional lifting devices and completely automated robotic solutions. These devices use the operator’s intelligence and adaptability for guidance while the heavy lifting is done by the device.

There are two G-Force® models available: model Q and model iQ. The Q model is our feature packed base model and offers the same speed and precision as our higher end iQ model. The iQ models differs in that it has a wealth of additional intelligence features and has added input/output features. All of Gorbel’s G-Force® Intelligent Lifting products come with float mode as a standard feature.

Explosion Proof Hoist

Harrington’s AS series air hoists are Ex certified* spark resistant to level Ex II @GD c T5 IIC T100°C and are in compliance with the EU ATEX* Directive. These hoists are ideal for hazardous conditions.

  • Stainless steel load chain, top hook, bottom hook & hook latches
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • Heavy-duty disc brake
  • Reliable vane motor

*Explosive atmospheres that require features to reduce the risk of spark.

*Qualified personnel should be contacted to determine ATEX requirements for specific applications.

Industrial and Commercial Hoists

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