Self-Climbing Hoist

Our Self-Climbing hoists are a great option where ceiling access is limited, adding steel to roof-mount a hoist would be difficult, or a simplified installation is important. Self-climbing hoists are often used for multiple lighting plak’s in a tight grid (tv studios), in signage, and scoreboard suspension.

Lift Capacity

Typical lifting capacities of 550 lbs to 35,000 lbs with travel distances manufactured per application


Lifting capacity and frame dimensions manufactured per application


  • Frame and drum configurations customized to match roof steel
  • Simpler and less costly to install
  • A simple, robust design that will work trouble-free for decades


Frame Integration

Hoist frame can be customized to fit in, or be a part of, the frame of your scoreboard or sign.

Secondary Brakes

Choose either centrifugal or a spring set secondary brakes placed at the drums 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 contols cables for what it is that you are lifting. This allows the fixture to be powered and controlled at all elevatons.

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.