Sunday, October 11, 2015

myLifter - A Smart Hoist

I came across this little gem this morning.  It is a smart hoist.  What makes it smart?  Well you can control it using an app on your phone.  The idea is to mount one of these to the ceiling in your storage area to hang stuff up and out of the way.

The lifter itself supports up to 50 lbs.  This can be increased to 100 lbs with the use of a pulley system.  You can also sync up to four lifters to operate together for heavier loads.

Much like the automated rear doors on many SUVs, you can set the upper and lower limits for your specific load. After you've don this you only need to select "raise" or "lower" in the app.  You don't have to watch it lift your load and stop before running into the ceiling.

There are a number of ways you can attach the cable to your item.  You can use hooks straps or a basket.  For stability, they recommend using a pulley system on larger items.

All-in-all it's a nice package.  I like what they've done with it and how easy it is to use.

Source [myLift]