Motorised hoists are available in a range of types and sizes with control systems to suit all budgets.
Pile-wind type hoists offer a compact, low cost option and are particularly suitable to lighting bar suspension. Various enhancements are available for this type of hoist; positional control, speed stabilisation and synchronisation are all available at additional cost.
Helically grooved drum hoists offer similar qualities to the pile-wind type but care has to be taken during the design phase to ensure that steel wire rope fleet angle limits are not exceeded.
Zero-fleet angle hoists are a variation of the helically grooved drum hoists, designed to eliminate the problems associated with conventional helically grooved drum hoists.
This type of hoist is suited to high load, high speed operation but combined with the control system is costly.