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Skyhook Ergonomic Lifting Devices

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Syclone ATTCO Service specializes in creating solution based ergonomic lifting devices to fit almost any lightweight lifting application. The Sky Hook is a small crane style hoist lift designed as a portable, safe, high quality lifting solution. Standard models offer a wide range of base options to accommodate a variety of needs; however for or lifting applications requiring alternative dimensions or features, the sales and design teams at Syclone ATTCO Service can modify the Sky Hook industrial lifting device to best fit the application.That's where customization comes into play!

The Sky Hook lifting device is ideal for all types of industries from manufacturing and material handling to maintenance and safety. Taking into consideration the hook reach and height requirements of your specific lifting application, the Sky Hook can be completely custom built to the key dimensions you need. Custom modifications involving increased or decreased height and reach, along with moving the hand wheel location or orientation, are available.

In addition, the Sky Hook can be modified to best suit specialized environmental requirements, such as cleanroom, anti-static, or outdoor applications.

Ergonomic Lifting Devices

Portable or Manual Lifting Device Standard Customizations

Syclone ATTCO Service has been creating unique, customer driven Sky Hook creations for the past 50 years. As such, we have streamlined the capabilities for generating quick, visual representations accompanied by quotes with accurate and reasonable pricing for custom requests. We have also greatly improved the production process to accommodate the vastly growing needs of the industrial consumer.

These are a few Sky Hook modifications commonly requested.

Brake Options

Friction Brake
Faster operation.

LoadLock Clutch Brake
Simple operation.
No training required.
Each style has its own unique benefits. Check out the information below for more details.

Hand Wheel Location

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Lowered to a more ergonomic height from the ground. Especially beneficial on taller designs. (Recommended hand wheel height: 48”)

Hand Wheel Orientation

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Hand wheel(s) can either be installed on the opposite side or another added for dual hand wheel operation. Ideal for lifting heavier load or working in tight conditions.

Dimensional Modifications

Customizable up to a reach of 48”

Overall Height
Customizable up to a height of 10 ft.
Base length and counter weight amount must be considered for Sky Hook mobile lifting equipment.

Tether Options

Chain (roller chain)
Consistent operation.
Seamless control.

Cable (wire rope)
Easy to clean (coated version).
Long length of lift.
Roller chain is the most popular and doesn’t stack up like cable on a spool. Cable can be great for cleanroom and long lift applications.

Larger Hook Assembly

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Larger custom hook assembly using GBK-7-10 hook. Stronger and more secure latch. Great for multi-sling applications.

Auxiliary Drive

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Stub shaft assembly in the center of the hand wheel allowing the operator to use a ½” drive pistol drill to raise and lower the load; max load capacity with this feature is 250 lbs.

Dimensional Modifications

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Experienced design team ready to assist you in designing the best solution for your lifting application.
Distance from the center of the Sky Hook vertical tube to the lifting hook. The boom length can be modified to produce an overall Hook Reach of 9-48" without compromising the lifting capacity of the Sky Hook. This allows extra reach into CNC machines or over any other types of obstacles.
Distance from the ground to the top-most point on the Sky Hook. This can be modified by either extending the height of the Sky Hook or the height of the vertical mast on the base (depending on the model). Choose a vertical height anywhere from 20-120". Extend far above your machines and create the best opportunity to clear obstacles by setting the Sky Hook's vertical height to the ideal location.
The vertical distance from the ground to the center of the hand wheel. With a Lowered Hand Wheel customization the requestor has the opportunity to dictate the hand wheel height of their custom Sky Hook design. This creates the possibility of achieving a preferred ergonomic hand wheel location.
There are three options for Hand Wheel Orientation which have to do with the side of the Sky Hook the hand wheel is located on. The standard option that is built into every Sky Hook is considered a Right Hand orientation. This is determined by how the user would generally operate the Sky Hook hand wheel. It is designed to have your left hand on the load with your right hand turning the hand wheel. This orientation can be changed to either Left Hand or Dual Hand Wheel, which would have hand wheels on both sides.
The distance the hook can travel from its outmost extended position to its fully retracted position at the nose cone of the boom tube. Generally all Sky Hooks are equipped with enough chain/cable for the hook to at least reach the floor, plus a little extra (depending on the model). On chain model Sky Hooks the chain is safely stored within the Sky Hook vertical tube. Alternatively, cable model Sky Hooks store their cable on a spool. While cable Sky Hooks can offer greater length of lift than their chain counter parts, their rate of travel and operator effort required is affected as more the wire rope stacks up on the spool.
The style of brake used to securely hold the load on the Sky Hook swivel hook. The standard brake style used on all Economy Sky Hook models utilize the basic Friction Brake. This style of brake allows the user to freely raise the load by simply rotating the hand wheel clockwise without having to release any braking mechanisms. To lower the load the user would have to pull back on the brake while controlling the decent of the load with the palm of the same hand. The improved brake option, included on all Premium Sky Hook models is the LoadLock clutch brake. This brake is designed with internal clutches to release the load whenever the user cranks the hand wheel in the counter clock-wise direction. The load will lock whenever the hand wheel is released and will always prevent the load from lowering at an uncontrolled speed.
A brace added under the elbow of the Sky Hook to add rigidity or increase lifting capacity in certain applications. A Knee Brace is a tube that is permanently welded between the boom tube and vertical tube of the Sky Hook. A Gusset is a small brace welded to the elbow to keep the elbow strong on Sky Hooks with extended reaches.
A combination of delrin, nylon and stainless components to prevent corrosion and debris for use primarily in Clean Room applications. A standard Clean Room Package will include stainless chain, nose cone roller, and shafts, as well as a delrin nose cone and nylon bushings. Other customizations can also be added to meet specific clean room requirements such as taped casters for mobile bases.
Corrosive resistant stainless roller chain for primary and gearbox chains. Perfect for the food industry as well as any applications in salt heavy or outdoor environments.
The main powder coat color of the Sky Hook and base. Choose from any of our standard colors like Sky Hook Yellow, Sky Hook Blue, white or black. Custom colors to meet safety or OE use requirements can also used per customer request.
Syclone ATTCO Service specializes in a list of base customizations to create a unique solution for any application. Choose from a variety of 'standard' customizations available such as custom length, width, height, load rating, etc. or work hand in hand with our design team to create a one of a kind solution to meet your needs.
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Ground-Up Sky Hook Lifting Equipment Custom Creations

While the standard customizations allow the user to utilize a variety of customization options to fit their required needs, there is always the possibility of needing a customization that is unique to that particular application. One that will create a solution which no off-the-shelf portable hoist or portable gantry crane in the world can offer. That's why the design team at Syclone ATTCO Service. is ready at a moments notice to help you create your unique lifting device. Armed with 3D Solidworks CAD design capabilities, an entire firm of certified engineers, and a fully operational fabrication shop, Syclone ATTCO Service. can make any idea or impossible creation a reality. Give us a call today to begin the design process.

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