Knowledge Center

The Knowledge Center at is where everything is All About The Hook! This is a blog to share with you our knowledge and experience in the material handling industry. We intend to answer some of the questions you may have, help you make better purchasing decisions, and share an interesting application story or two. D.R. Cordell & Associates and are proud family owned and operated businesses here in the United States of America. We are passionate about what we do and want to make sure that you get the right material handling product for your application. As always, if you have any questions or need more information, please give us a call and one of our qualified sales engineers will be happy to assist you!


Download in PDF format Hoist Duty Typical Areas of Application Operational Time Rating Uniformaly Distributed Work Periods Infrequent Work Periods Max on Time(Min/Hr) Max #(Starts/Hr) Max on Time(Cold Start) Max #(Starts/Hr) H1 Powerhouse and Utilities, infrequent...

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Download in PDF format CMAA Classification Description Further Explanation Class A Standby or infrequent service This class normally includes installation and maintenance cranes. This equipment usually operates at slow speeds for precise handling with long idle...

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Amp draw measures how much power your machine consumes. Horsepower is a unit of power that is the rate at which the work is done. To calculate amp draw based on horsepower, use the chart below. Contact us for additional information. HP 1 Phase Amps 3 Phase Amps 115...

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Chain Hoist vs. Wire Rope

What Criteria should I look at when deciding to purchase an electric chain hoist or a wire rope hoist? When comparing electric chain hoists and wire rope hoists for a lifting task you should consider the application, environment, capacity and duty cycle. Equipment...

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Do I Need a Hoist?

If you have ever asked yourself the above question, then you are trying to determine if a hoist is the right piece of material handling equipment for you or your operation. This could be a question of safety in your workplace, and if it would be safer to lift and move...

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Welcome to It’s All About the Hook!

Hello there! It’s All About the Hook is the blog for where we focus on the sales and service of all types of Hoists and Cranes as well as other lifting equipment. Through this blog, we plan to share our expertise in the lift equipment industry and hope to...

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