rigging motor for stage contruction

Electric chain hoist LP D8

LPM250, LP500 - 2500, up to 6300 kg

Reliable and long-lasting

  • 3 year warranty
  • Aluminium casing and cover
  • Weatherproof: Protection class IP65 as standard

Easy to operate

  • Quiet running: with 3-step drive and helical gearing
  • Simple: Polygonal design for an easy maintenance
  • Usable as stationary or climbing hoist without modification

Customer specific

  • Different operating and control voltages
  • Easy assembly of a second brake
  • Wide range of accessories and options

Technical specifications

Standard version

D8 motor

In accordance with EN14492-2, SQP2:2018, DIN56950, EN17206

Maximum load capacities

LPM250: 400 kg, LP500: 800 kg, LP1000: 1600 kg, LP1600: 2500 kg, LP2500: 3200 kg (1 fall) / 6300 kg (2 falls)

Chain safety

Minimum 5:1

Standard voltages

3 × 400 V / 50 Hz, 3 × 230 V / 50 Hz
1 × 115 V / 50 Hz, 1 × 230 V / 50 Hz

3 phase motor

1 or 2 lifting speeds

1 phase motor

1 lifting speed


Direct control

Protection class



Eyebolt or hook suspension


Usable as stationary or climbing hoist

Isolation class (motor)


Housing and cover made of aluminum


Housing, chain and equipping parts black


DC spring-loaded brake

Load hook

With interlocking hook lug, dampening system

Overload protection

Slipping clutch adjustable and not in the flow of forces

Other properties
  • Suitable for frequency inverted operation
  • Liquid drain for outdoor use

Customer's benefit

The case hardened and manganese phosphated profile steel chain provides about 15 % more capacity at an identical nominal diameter when compared to the traditional round steel chain. The larger cross-sectional area reduces wear and increases the lifetime of the chain. The load hook with stable, guided hook latch and safety rubber buffer provides maximum safety.

The cathodic dip-paint coating (KTL coating) offers good protection against mechanical wear and high UV resistance. A feature of the hoist motor is the protection class IP65. It is dust proof and protected against water jets. The LP is perfectly suitable for outside use, even under the most arduous conditions. On open-air events or on concert tours, the rigging professional will appreciate  the weather resistance and reliability of these electric chain motors.

The DC spring-loaded brake allows safe braking of the load with optimum braking efficiency. The second brake can be mounted on the existing shaft and independently monitored. This proven brake system is highly reliable and easy to maintain.

LPM250 and the LP500 are modular in design with compact construction which is why they are perfectly suited for integration in trusses. LPM250 fits in the 300 mm square truss and LP500 in the 400 mm square truss. Regardless of its compact size, wearing parts can be replaced in a simple manner, making it the hoist technicians’ friend as well.

Accessories & options

  • Limit switch for direct control (LP500 and LP1000)
  • 42 V low voltage control with geared limit switch
  • Worldwide operating and control voltages
  • Second, independent brake
  • Lifting speeds up to 32 m/min at 50 Hz
  • Safety load locking hook
  • Geared limit switch with two additional emergency stops
  • Safety radio remote control
  • Ergonomic control switch on cable
  • Preparation for encoder on chain wheel or rotor shaft
  • Incremental encoder for path measurement
  • Eyebolt or hook suspension for load sensor
  • Load sensor 0 - 10 V or 4 - 20 mA, mechanical protection
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Chain container for various lifting heights
  • Handles
  • Brake monitoring
  • Flight Cases (4 x LPM250, 2 x LP500, 1 x LP1000)
  • Controller: Group controls / frequency controls
  • Power and control cable with plug
  • Push trolley and motorised trolley


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