This section includes fixed-position track hoists that are used to move a person from one location to another. Some are designed to accommodate the size and weight of a heavier user.
Gantry hoists are freestanding frames with a track to attach a hoist unit.
Overhead swimming pool hoists are powered, overhead tracking hoists suitable for use in swimming pools. Most companies can supply longer lifting straps if necessary in order to increase the lifting range of the hoist to reach the water level. These hoists may be ceiling-mounted or gantry frame-mounted.
Ceiling track hoists are permanent fixtures which may involve structural alterations to the property before installation.
X-Y tracking hoists do not limit the pick up and set down points along one-piece of track. Two parallel tracks are positioned on either side of the room and a moving section of track runs between them enabling a person to be picked up or set down in a range of locations.
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