Pile-On Chandelier Hoist

Pile-On Chandelier Hoists are industrial-grade, motorized hoist systems designed to safely raise, lower and suspend chandeliers. Pile-on hoists are sometimes referred to as yo-yo hoists because cable winds on top of itself in the drum.

Lift Capacity

Typical capacities range from four-hundred to several thousand pounds. Please consult the factory for details.


Typical size is
36″ L X 20″ W X 24″ H.
Actual dimensions depend on capacities.


  • Product customized to meet lifting requirements.
  • Zero-fleet design allows hoist to be located right above the fixture or off to the side.
  • Optional cable reels can be ordered to meet electrical requirements to allow the chandelier to remain lit at any height.

Technical Drawings & Specifications

Pile-On Chandelier Hoist
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Remote Mounting Location

Hoist is built for installation directly above what it is lifting. Ask us about cable discharge modifications paired with appropriate blocks (pulleys) to mount in a remote location.

Secondary Brakes

Choose either a centrifugal or a spring set secondary brake placed at the drum(s) to stop drum rotation either as a back-up to the brake mounted to the motor or to engage from centrifugal force caused by drum speed increase that would occur in the event of a drive component failure.

Travel Speed

Travel speed can be customized for the application based on drive system and drum size.


Add wireless control, control pendants, or multiple hard-wired control locations.

Cable Reels

Spring-loaded cable reels can be added to provide cable management of power and control cables for what it is that you are lifting. This allows the fixture to be powered and controlled at all elevations.

Cable Weights

These are shipped loose (one per lift line) as an installation aid to be sure that lift cable remains taut until item to be lifted is attached.

Application Engineering

We can provide complete system install layouts showing the hoist and any cable reels or blocks mounted to steel that is already in place or that would need to be added.

Installation & Start-Up

Hire us to oversee a local crew (by you or by us) to install the hoists and related components.