Heavy lifting is a necessary procedure in almost every industry and plant. Hoists are the main method of being able to move heavy loads and equipment. They often do this though vertical lift, meaning the load is lifted straight up without lateral swinging, and this is achieved through the use of wheels or grooved drums. In regards to electric hoists, the two main types that are most utilized by industries are Chain and Wire Rope Hoists. To choose between them, one should consider a variety of factors including the industry, load capacity, working environment, and more due to their different designs and abilities.