Repair Your Yale KAL Motor with our New KAL Replacement Motor and Adapter Kit
Welcome to the Hoist Guy's blog! In this post, we'll discuss a new innovation to replace the motor on an old, reliable Yale KAL Hoist and avoid the expense of a new unit.
by Andrew T. Litecky posted on June 19, 2019
Does your plant have a Yale Hoists model KAL air chain hoist? You probably know that this hoist is no longer manufactured and finding replacement parts can be tricky. To address market demand, Shupper-Brickle Equipment now offers a solution for replacing the air motor on Yale KAL units – a replacement KAL Motor & Adapter Kit.
The Yale KAL was built in Forrest City, Arkansas from 1977-1997. During that twenty-year period, Yale built hundreds of these air hoists, both with standard and spark resistant features. The KAL model was widely purchased thanks to excellent brand name recognition and a strong distribution network. Further, this American-made hoist was manufactured to be durable, versatile, and easy to disassemble and repair.
When Columbus McKinnon acquired Yale Hoists in 1997, the Arkansas factory closed, and the model KAL was obsoleted. However, due to superior durability, numerous KAL’s are still in use today throughout the country.
While some KAL replacement parts can still be found in the marketplace, a broken air motor can put this hoist out of commission. The original motor, built for Yale by Gast, was custom face-mounted with a special splined shaft extension. At present, neither Columbus McKinnon nor Gast offers a replacement.
To meet customer requests to repair their KAL’s instead of buying costly replacement hoists, Shupper-Brickle developed the KAL Motor & Adapter kit. The kit allows a new Gast air motor to be used on the discontinued Yale KAL air chain hoist.
The KAL Motor & Adapter Kit includes a flange which bolts to the hoist body and a spline shaft extension which converts a keyed shaft to a spline shaft. This allows a Gast vain type air motor, now built with an aluminum housing, to bolt to the flanged adapter.
Contact us for questions or to purchase the KAL Motor & Adapter Kit or for other material handling challenges. Since 1969 Shupper-Brickle has supplied bridge cranes, hoists and overhead material handling innovations. Our in-house engineering and fabrication teams provide customized solutions, and our team of factory-certified technicians offer comprehensive services.
Shupper-Brickle is an authorized distributor for Yale Hoists Parts and Equipment. We also have numerous components in stock for the obsolete Yale Hoists model KAL and KEL. Contact us for more information and pricing.