Wright® Work-Rated® The New Century Series® Wire Rope Hoists
1 to 25 Ton Capacity

The Design Results From Years of Material Handling Engineering and Manufacturing Knowledge and Experience-Utilizing Space-Age Techniques and Materials While Retaining the Superior Design Features and Quality of Current Hoists.

Standard Features

Protects load, hoist and operator by interrupting raising circuit when hoist senses a damaging overload. When lifting circuit is interrupted, the lowering circuit remains intact to allow the load to be lowered and removed. After the overload is removed the lifting circuit is automatically restored. Overload Cutoff is accessible for field adjustments.

Choose single or two speed. Magnetic reversing contactors, both mechanically and electrically interlocked. 115V control circuit. Meets NEC requirements. NEMA Type 3R enclosure. Lightweight, durable, and easily accessible.

Proven in millions of hours of in-service operation, the original Wright rectified D-C magnet-actuated disc brake delivers rapid stops with virtually no hook drift. Rated a minimum of 150% of full load motor torque. Exclusive brake-sensing microswitch prevents motor from operating against engaged brake and when brake requires adjustment.

The New Century Series utilizes a U.S. manufactured motor. 30-minute duty, Class F insulation. Standard single speed motor is provided for 200V, 230V/460V or 575V 3 phase, 60 hertz power supplies. Motor thermostats are standard - providing both running and overcurrent protection.

Has machined grooves and large flanges for smooth winding and extended rope life. At least two full turns of rope remain on the drum at the lowest hook position.

A gravity type upper hook travel limit switch comes equipped with an automatic momentary lowering circuit.

Gears operate in the largest oil reservoir in the industry and are enclosed in a rugged fluted aluminum alloy housing. The oil bath and housing combine to provide rapid heat dissipation, an important aspect of achieving the high volume hoist duty of an H4 classification. Oil sight gauge on the housing cover permits quick visual inspection.

Automatic Weston-Type multiple disc brake, carried forward from the original Work-Rated design. It can hold a full capacity load independent of the motor brake and assures that the load does not accelerate while being lowered. Adjustment is not required.

Quiet, helical and spur gearing. All gears are machine cut, case-hardened alloy steel with shock-resistant ductile cores. Designed to AGMA standards.

Precision heavy-duty ball bearings support all shafts. Bearings at outboard end of shafts are held in place by heavy-duty Spider Retainers. This allows removal of Gear Housing Cover for inspection (after draining oil). All internal parts remain in place and can be operated for inspection.

Pre-formed wire rope, of hoisting service construction, made of extra improved plow steel (XIP) with an independent wire rope center. Has swaged fittings on both ends for ease of replacement if necessary.

Drop forged heat-treated steel hook swivels 360° on a shielded roller thrust bearing and comes equipped with a spring latch. Work can be performed on the load block without removing wire rope from drum. Steel sheaves are standard.

Please contact Met-Con today for a quotation on your overhead handling and crane service requirements.


Met-Con, Inc.
P.O. Box 236129
Cocoa, FL 32923-6129 USA
Shipping Address:
465 Canaveral Groves Boulevard
Cocoa, Florida 32926
Phone: (321) 632-4880
Fax: (321) 639-0158
email: hwc@metconinc.com

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