Davits from FUCHS Fördertechnik GmbH are either completely fixed in place or there is one hoisting device, or just like telescopic cranes, they have just one direction of travel with additional flexibility through a travelling trolley or additional telescopic arm. Unlike telescopic cranes, however, they are used only outdoors instead of at transition points between the outdoors and indoors, or indoors between two rooms. For this reason, they need to be installed with a base connection to the site foundation. Unlike slewing jib cranes, davits cannot be additionally rotated. FUCHS Fördertechnik GmbH offers davits either individually or as a two-davit system solution.
Davits are primarily used to lower tenders, rescue boats and submarines as well as life rafts on vessels, but they can also be used on offshore platforms or building complexes to transport spare parts, work equipment and maintenance platforms, etc.