A hoist that utilizes wire rope as the lifting medium. Often powered electrically or pneumatically. This lifting device is made up of a rope storage drum, motor(s), gear box and braking system and is suspended from a monorail or bridge beam(s) by means of a trolley. May also be mounted in a staionary manner.
Manual wire rope hoist are generally referred to as “pullers” and operate utilizing a ratchet and pawl tensioning technology.