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1) Pneumatic hoist

A motor driven hoist whose power is derived from pneumatically powered motors.  These hoist are often used in areas where electrical sparks are undesirable due to the possibility of explosion of fumes or materials.

2) Ratchet hoist

A lever operated manual device used to lift. lower, or pull a load and to apply or release tension.  Utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanical configuration to incrementally raise or lower a load or to apply or release tension.

3) Ratchet lever hoist

A lever operated manual device used to lift. lower, or pull a load and to apply or release tension.  Utilizes a ratchet and pawl mechanical configuration to incrementally raise or lower a load or to apply or release tension.

4) Pendant station

Also referred to as a "pushbutton station".  An electrical control device consisting of pushbutton-operated contacts in an enclosure used by the operator for control of the powered motions of the crane, hoist and other auxiliary equipment.

5) Push type crane

An overhead traveling crane whose horizontal travel is powered manually or by the operator.  Often work station cranes are push type cranes.  This crane may or may not utilize powered hoist or lifting mechanisms.

6) Pallet lifter

A below-the-hook lifting device that utilizes forks in its design and serves to take the role of forklift forks while utilizing the capabilities of a crane and/or hoist.  Generally, counterweighted at its top and attached via a bail and hook arrangement.