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GIS extends GP Electric            life cycle compared to the correspond-
         Chain Hoist Series for             ing chain hoist with the previous lifting
         Industrial Environments            capacity, up to four times depending on

           • Third model in new series offers 1.6   the application.
         tons of lifting capacity with one chain fall.  GP1000 sees  the maximum lifting
           • Special products available that are   capacity increased to 1.6 tons with one
         corrosion-resistant, explosion-proof, etc.  chain fall. This is offered with the same
           • IP65 protection and three-year   service life and switching frequency as
         warranty included as standard.     the previous model. In two-chain fall
           In the year of its 60th anniversary,   operation, the maximum lifting capac-
         Swiss electric chain hoist manufactur-  ity is increased to 2.5 tons.    The latest great Value by
         er GIS AG has expanded the lifting ca-  “With  GP1000,  customers  benefit
         pacity of its GP series of electric chain   from a smaller, lighter and less expen-
         hoists with the launch of GP1000, the   sive  hoist  model due  to  the  increased
                                            capacity of  up  to  2.5  tons,”  explains
                                            Erich Widmer, GIS AG sales and mar-        Universal Plate
                                            keting manager. “Up to now  the next        Lifting Clamps
                                            bigger hoist, GCH1600, was needed for
                                            this capacity.”
                                              GP1000 is available as standard with
                                            a single-  or  three-phase  electric  con-
                                            nection and offers one- and two-speed
                                            models with different lifting speeds. A
                                            wide range of accessories and options,
                                            such as radio remote control, frequency
                                            inverter, operating data  counter,  se-
                                            curity load hook  and special controls,
            With GP1000,                    are available. All versions  of the new
          customers benefit                 generation have an extended warranty
            from a smaller,                 lasting for three years.
           lighter and less                   An aluminium housing and cover
           expensive hoist
           model due to the                 provides  a  robust  construction,  while
          increased capacity                a  case-hardened  and  manganese-
           of up to 2.5 tons.               phosphated  profile  steel  chain  has  a
                                            minimum  chain  safety  factor  of  8:1
                                            (ISO  M5/FEM  2m)  and  15%  higher
                                            lifting capacity with the same nominal
                                            diameter. All shaft-hub connections
                                            are constructed in a self-centring po-
                                            lygonal design. This means disassem-
                                            bly and assembly during maintenance
                                            work is carried out faster and without
         third model in  its new  generation  for
         industrial applications.           special tools, reducing service costs.
           The GP series  was introduced at   A modular construction gives easy
         the start of 2017 with  the successful   access to wear parts. A proven DC
         launch  of  the  GP250/500  models.  GP   spring-loaded brake and dry-running
         models replace the previous  GCH se-  slipping clutch contribute to low main-
         ries with considerably increased per-  tenance requirements.
         formance characteristics. This includes   With its compact and robust design,
         60% increased lifting capacity with one   GP1000  is suitable for dusty environ-
         chain fall and a substantially increased   ments as well as for outdoor usage.   ONE STOP SHOP
                                            IP65 is included as standard and guar-
                                            antees dust tightness and protection           HOISTS
                                            from water jets.  Special products are
                                            available,  including: corrosion-resis-       RIGGING
                                            tant; explosion-proof (ATEX); frequen-      HARDWARE
                                            cy inverter driven;  handy chain  and
                                            telescopic model; synchronised  hoist;         SLINGS
                                            and low headroom version.
                                              For specific applications, transporta-
                                            tion of long and bulky loads is facilitat-
                                            ed by using synchronised electric chain   877-LIFT AMH
                                            hoists,  while  variable speeds and soft
                           GIS GP1000 motor   running  allow  precise  positioning  of
                           features a powerful   the load. The one-phase model is suited
                           built-in motor with
                             power reserve.                 continued on next page
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