Air Chain Hoists by Budgit, JD Neuhaus and CM

Budgit Air Hoist - Model BAHC

The first Budgit Air hoist was built in 1958 in response to the industry need for a high performance air hoist. Constant improvements have kept Budgit an industry leader even when demands change.

Air Hoist Features include:
  • Aluminum Frame and Cover - lightweight, rugged holding shafts and bearings in close alignment.
  • Gearing - combination of precision cut, heat treated helical and spur gears for quiet, efficient operation.
  • Mechanical Load Brake - positive action, spring biased Weston type load brake holds the load and provides exacting load spotting and control.
  • Overload Protection - Budgit-Manguard overload device protects against excessive overloads... clutch also acts at upper and lower limits.
  • Spark resistant models available for hazardous environments
  • Pull cord or pendant throttle control available
  • Multi-vane Rotary Air Motor - eight vanes provide high torque, smooth operation, positive starting and excellent control.
  • Internal Muffler - reduces sound level.
CM AirStar Chain Hoist

This pneumatic hoist was designed for general commercial applications where variable speed pneumatic power is preferable. Rated for 1/4, 1/2 and 1-ton capacities, this compact, lightweight air hoist is in stock and ready to ship out within the same day or next day.

Air Hoist Features include:
  • Hoistaloy load chain for heavy duty or stainless steel chain for spark resistant, medium duty loads
  • Positive action, heavy-duty shoe type brake that holds the load
  • Multi-vane rotary air motor for high torque, smooth operation
  • Accurately machined heat treated alloy steel spur gears
  • Spark resistant models available for hazardous environments
  • Pull cord or pendant throttle control available
  • Pull cord control hoists provide a lightweight, economical hoist for accurate control of loads
  • Made in U.S.A.
CM ShopAir Chain Hoist

The CM ShopAir heavy-duty air chain hoist can be used as a work station hoist or as a production line hoist. Lightweight, rugged and compact design - for ease of portability - makes this hoist perfect for most air hoist lifting applications.

Capacities: 250 - 1,000 lbs.
Speeds: up to 31 ft./min.
Normal Operating Air Pressure: 90 psi

CM Hoist Features include:
  • Standard Protector overload device.
  • Variable flow, two lever pendant for precise load spotting.
  • Threaded external exhaust for piping away exhaust in clean room or painting applications.
  • Small, compact design for commercial and industrial applications.
  • Gear train is lifetime - lubricated with non-oxidizing grease.
  • Lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
  • Made in USA.
JD Neuhaus Mini Pneumatic Hoist
  • Small in Size, High in Performance
  • Capacities from 275 to 2,200 pounds
  • Air Pressure 85 psi

The JDN mini completes our PROFI series of hoists, proven in heavy-duty industrial applications. The mini brings that famous JDN quality to the light duty sector.

JDN Air Hoist Features Include:
  1. New Patented wear-resistant braking system
  2. Rugged lightweight aluminum housing
  3. Precise lifting and lowering speed
  4. Few components for easy maintenance and operation
  5. Low headroom
  6. Lightweight
  7. Ergonomic handle as an option

In many applications the mini is the perfect solution for use in a work cells when teamed with a workstation crane.

JD Neuhaus has long been an industry leader in air hoists, with capacities ranging from 275 pounds thru 100 tons. They offer a complete line of air hoists whether you choose the PROFI air hoist or the more compact mini air hoist. They also offer monorail and low-headroom designs. In addition they offer a complete line of air trolleys to make your air chain hoist even more effective.

JD Neuhaus hoists serve dozens of industries worldwide in scores of applications. Why? Because JDN hoists excel in extreme applications where safety and security are of utmost priority. Plus, with its unmatched history of technical innovation, JD Neuhaus offers solutions to almost every material handling problem regardless of the driving medium: from air, manual and hydraulic hoists up to complete crane installations with explosion proof design. Take a look at the following examples of the wide range of applications of JDN air hoist products...from standard situations of material handling to tailor-made solutions to very specific problems.

A few reasons to pick a pneumatic hoist

100% on time - Air motors are inherently self cooling, and thus are suitable for an unlimited number of motor starts. A requirement for heavy duty applications.

High ambient temperature - Self cooling also allows the pneumatic hoist to operate in high ambient temperature environments.

Explosive environment - there is no electrical arcing hazard to cause explosions in areas such as paint booths or petrochemical facilities. In addition to electrical arcing, friction sparks can also be of concern. Ergonomic Partners can add spark-resistant protection including stainless steel hook latches, bronze hooks, stainless steel chain modified load sprocket, guide and stainless or anodized lower blocks. Keep in mind that stainless chain is not as durable or strong as standard chain. Care should be taken when applying stainless chain to a high duty cycle.

Lift Speed - Air hoists normally lift loads at a faster rate of speed than an electric hoist.

Spotting Control - Unless an electric hoist is purchased with variable frequency control, it will not have as good of spotting control as an air hoist. An air hoist will typically lift the load more gently than an electric hoist, which has an initial "tug" when picking up a load.

These pneumatic hoists are ideally suited for the following industries:
Aircraft industry Paper Industry
Automotive industry Refineries
Chemical Plants Atomic and Coal power stations
Rigging crews Super sack handling
Maintenance shops Food Industry
Machine Shops Foundries
Spray Booths Leather plants
Printing Industry Shipyards and ship building
Dairies Installations
Pharmaceutical Industry Oil storage
Large Kitchens Mining
Crane Manufacturing Glass/Ceramics
Galvanization Sawmills
Cement Industry Vacuum Technology

Ergonomic Partners stocks, 1/8 to 1-ton capacity air chain hoists for same or next day shipment.

Remember to always use an approved air filter lubricator with your air hoist. It should be located as close as possible to the hoist.

Let an Ergonomic Partners sales representative assist you to pick the correct CM, Budgit, or JDN air chain hoist for your application. Please contact Ergonomic Partners today.

Ergonomic Partners services Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Tennessee, Kentucky, Iowa, and Oklahoma.