J. R. Clancy Raises Safety Standard with ETL-Listed PowerLifts


J.R Clancy is making the stage a better and safer place for everyone to work with their popular automated theatre hoist, the PowerLift being listed as meeting the rigorous UL 1340 Hoist standard for safety by ETL. This means that the PowerLift hoist will now be able to carry the ETL Listed Mark.

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There are many standards intended to make equipment safer – but how do manufacturers prove that they meet the standards? An NRTL such as ETL or UL is authorized to list items that the lab has tested and found to meet the requirements of a standard. Listing assures all who use the equipment that the product is up to the latest published standard for safety.

UL Standard 1340 for Hoists governs overhead hoists intended for material lifting service, using either chain or wire rope.  The standard covers electrically powered hoists, as well as the safety of the product design and the shielding of the component parts.

To be listed, the product must undergo extensive testing: normal operation tests, a strength test of 250% of the rated load, grounding, starting current, temperature, power failure, and short-circuit testing.

“Watching an independent lab come and put these hoists through such rigorous tests gives me even more confidence that our equipment is designed and fabricated to extremely high standards,” said Craig Eagleson, Clancy’s engineer in charge of listing the hoists.

“Like the ISO 9001 certification of our Quality Management System, UL and ETL listing is a way that we can help our customers get the best products,” Tom Young, Clancy vice president of marketing observed. “Working to achieve national and international quality and safety certifications shows our customers that we care about their health and safety, and we’re willing to put our products on the line to prove it.”