Electric Installation and Wire Gauge Selection
Choose the Correct Wire Gauge
Use the wire gauge calculator provided to the right of this page to determine the proper cable size for the installation of your equipment. Using improper gauge wires will cause internal damage and void any warranty.
Proper gear lubrication
Always lubricate your equipment before any use.
Do not operate a unit without recommended lubrication.
As a safety measure, and depending on the lubrication type, some gearboxes are shipped without lubrication.
Do not mix lubricant types or brands.
Using the wrong type of lubricant will cause failure. Please review the manual and safety bulletin for further information.
Maintenance and lubrication
Regular maintenance, including the lubrication of chains, is required. This also includes the cleaning and inspection for wear and tear. Debris, rust, and misalignment can cause internal damage and shorten your unit's lifespan.
Check proper chain alignment
Regularly inspect for twisted, kinked, or “capsized” load chains, including during installation.
Hook Block can become dislodged during shipping or installation for units with more than one chain fall. This can cause twisting of chain links, where the chain links will not follow a straight pattern. To resolve this issue, flip the Hook Block in the opposite direction until you get a linear pattern and proper alignment of the chain links. Not following these instructions will cause malfunction of the limit switches and internal damage, voiding the warranty.
Pendant control strain relief
Properly attach the provided strain relief cable. Installing the strain relief cable will protect the main pendant cable from unnecessary strain, pulling, tugging, or the cable sheathing itself.