Every Premium OZ Lever Hoist rated .75 through 9 ton and OZ Premium Chain Hoists rated .5 through 50 ton come standard with OVERLOAD PROTECTION. This feature is to protect the operator and take the guesswork out of the weight of the load. If you guessed wrong the hoist will transition into overload. The cost of maintaining hoists fall into three categories: Injuries, Lost Production and Maintenance Costs, OVERLOAD PROTECTION helps reduce these costs and risk of injury.
The OZ Hoists are rigged and the Overloads set to 50% over the rated capacity here at OZ Lifting, each hoist is double checked and signed by our techs ,the test cert is then provided by OZ. At OZ we advise to never lift a load that weighs more than the rating of the hoist, however, if activated the hoist will transition into overload alerting the operator they are above the hoist’s rating, preventing further operation. Once activated, the operator has the opportunity to lower the load if lifting or release the load if pulling, then select a larger capacity hoist or consult a lifting specialist for another means of operation.