Perrin, Arthur M. Formerly, President, National Conveyors Company, Inc., Fairfax, New Jersey.
Last reviewed:December 2019
- Block and tackle
- Winches and hoists
- Derricks and cranes
- Overhead-traveling and gantry cranes
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Mechanisms for raising and lowering material with intermittent motion while holding the material freely suspended. Hoisting machines are capable of picking up loads at one location and depositing them at another anywhere within a limited area. In contrast, elevating machines move their loads only in a fixed vertical path and monorails operate on a fixed horizontal path rather than over a limited area. See also: Elevating machines; Monorail
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