In the beginning of April, Acco participated in ProMat, an industry tradeshow focused on material handling solutions, where they released 3 updated product offerings to their already extensive lineup.
ProMat has a proven ability to attract representatives of the equipment dealer or reseller community—a demographic that will be keen to note Acco’s new offerings. The first two items released carry the renowned Accolift brand: a hand chain hoist available from ½ ton to 20-ton capacity and a lever hoist from ¾ ton to 9-ton capacity. Additionally, the show marked the launch of 4” flange, Louden TitanTrack that extends the company’s patented track range.
Jeff Dawson, national sales director at Acco, said: “ProMat is a perfect platform from which to launch these additions to our range, each of which would stand out as a showpiece in their own right. The chain and lever hoists represent continued evolution of already popular products, while the TitanTrack extends a product line in response to user demand. Giving dealers an opportunity to get their hands on the new equipment will see our show-floor sales team in high demand.”
The Accolift hand chain hoist is a portable, lightweight, dependable unit that will be widely utilized in a variety of end user applications at machine shops, industrial maintenance facilities, construction sites, and production environments where heavy parts or equipment need to be positioned accurately. Chain hoists offer maximum flexibility and mobility for infrequent lifting applications. The product features an overload device, as standard. Spark- and corrosion-resistant options are available with load chain, hand chain, wheels, and load hooks in stainless steel. Bronze load hooks, wheels, and nickel-plated hoist bodies add further breadth to the offering.
Meanwhile, the Accolift lever hoist increases a worker’s efficiency in pulling, lifting, lowering, moving, and skidding objects in industrial, construction, maintenance, mining, shipbuilding, and utility sector applications. ProMat visitors will note improved free chain operation and storage of the bottom hook on the hoist body, for improved safety when moving the lever hoist from one location to another. Dawson explained that storing the load hook prior to transport keeps the load hook off the ground and away from possible snagging and dragging through debris.”
Finally, the Louden 4” TitanTrack offers 5,200-lb. capacity per pair of wheels and increases the flange width range previously available in 2”, 3.25”, and 3.33” sizes. The 4” version is designed to meet the requirements of heavy-duty manufacturing industries, for example, aerospace and highway bridge maintenance platforms. It will also be used to replace existing track on previously installed systems. The girder is constructed with the operating flange T-section continuously welded to a supporting web and top flange. The T-section is rolled from a high-carbon, high-manganese alloy steel. Also available for 4” track is a variety of crane components, including trolleys, end trucks, and drives.