Utilised across several industrial and commercial industries, electric winches are an ideal solution for the lifting and transportation of heavy goods and materials. In this post, we analyse the essential benefits of using an electric winch, comparing them with other winch types to provide a further understanding of their key advantages in application.
An electrically powered winch will significantly improve the rate of performance and productivity, enabling you to lift and move heavy objects without the effort and time needed for manual operation. Manual winches require intense amounts of labour and effort to operate effectively, which will naturally have a knock-on effect in terms of your productivity. Electric winches, meanwhile, help remove this issue, reducing the risk of injury or exhaustion from manual operation, thus improving productivity.
Generally speaking, electric winches offer a high load capacity, allowing for the user to lift a wide-range of loads, ranging from small to large, without having to resort to a different type of winch or device. Of course, the smaller the winch the smaller the load capacity, but as a general rule, electric winches offer a greater load capacity than their counterparts.
Although the initial cost of purchase or hire is more expensive than a manual winch, an electric winch can actually be a cost-effective method in the long-term. This is partly due to the increased efficiency, with electric winches outperforming their manual predecessors in almost every department, but is also down to a reduction in manpower costs, thanks to the simple electric-powered application. This means less labour is required on-site to carry out tasks, thus reducing overall costs.
Able to operate in two ways; both vertically and horizontally, an electric winch has the upperhand over other winch solutions when it comes down to versatility. Most winches are only able to operate one way, vertically, which means you’d typically require an entirely different winch for moving loads sideways. Electric winches are able to handle both vertical and horizontal movements, improving your versatility.
A significant advantage electric winches have over other hydraulic or manual winches is the reduced levels of nose generated by the system itself. Naturally, winches will make noise during operation, but an electric winch is far quieter than its counterparts, which can be particularly useful if you are a frequent user of winches on your work site, and you need to reduce the levels of noise pollution or disruption as much as possible.
At Atlas Winch Hire & Hoist Services, we have a broad range of electric winches available. Whether you’re looking for a small compact electric winch or ones with a larger capacity, our experts will point you to the most appropriate model. With over 30 years of experience, we focus on high-quality customer service and delivering excellent products. Contact us today.