Vario-Lift – Electric chain hoists

Since it was first introduced in 1998 at the PLASA show in London after an eighteen-month development and testing phase, the CHAINMASTER VarioLift—at the time, the first device of its kind anywhere in the world has proved a global success. The VarioLift product series offers maximum precision at speeds of up to 42m/min and the highest degree of reproducibility of programmable motion sequences for complex stage runs in connection with our EN/IEC 61508 SIL3-certified XYZ control system. State-of-the-art closed-loop frequency converter technology, high-resolution position sensors and secure load assessment make the CHAINMASTER VarioLift a high-performance hoist. Programmable start and stop ramps, full torque when motionless for several minutes, change of direction without pausing, and software-programmable limit switches are just a few examples of the pioneering innovations that have shaped the market. For elaborate and complex installation or setting-up applications, we also offer a range of models with different load capacities and speeds complying with D8, D8plus and C1 to ensure reliable operation in such cases also, including use as a heavy-load hoist.

Product Features


    • Capacity acc. C1
    • 125 kg — 6000 kg
    • Variable Speed Control
    • Speed up to 42 m/min
    • Free progammable Start/Stop Ramps
    • EN 818–7 Load Chain
    • Low Noise Operation
    • 5‑Pocket Chain Wheel
    • 2 Independent DC Brakes
    • 2 Absolute Encoders 24Bit
    • Integrated Load Cell
    • Real Closed-Loop Operation with min. IGR-8192 ppr.
    • Precise Chain Guide
    • Textil Chain Bag
    • Removeable Control Box
    • D8 / D8Plus Models on Request
    • Control Cabinets on Request
    • Integrable into Stage Control Systems
    • Colour black RAL 9005