Electric chain hoist for large lifting heights in wind turbines

Electric chain hoist wind power plants

GP500 + 1000, up to 1000 kg
  • Electric chain hoist for wind turbines
  • Lifting speed up to 16 m/min.
  • Lifting height up to 200 m
  • Temperature monitoring with shutdown function of the motor in case of overheating
  • Automatic switching from high to low lifting speed shortly before the stroke end by geared limit switch
  • External limit switches for hook end positions
  • Tempered special chain
  • Load hook with protective cover
  • Option: with manual or motorised trolley
  • Option: chain containe

Technical specifications

Standard version

Maximum load capacitiy (1 fall)

1000 kg

Standard voltages

3 × 400 V / 50 Hz, 3 × 230 V / 50 Hz

3 phase motor

2 lifting speeds


42 V low voltage control

Protection class



Eyebolt suspension

Control switch

Ergonomic control switch with emergency-stop and external strain relief

Limit switch

Geared limit switches for highest and lowest hook position

Isolation class (motor)


DC spring-loaded brake

Overload protection

Slipping clutch adjustable and not in the flow of forces

Spezial features:

  • External limit switch for top hook position
  • Automatic switch from normal to creep speed before end postion is reached
  • Temperature monitoring to protect the motor against overheating
  • Special grade chain
  • Load hook with protection cap

Customer's benefit

Electric chain hoists are mainly used in the wind power industry to transport spare parts and tools from the ground up to the nacelle.

The GP electric chain hoist series benefits from the use of powerful motors with low operating temperature and cooling in wind power applications. In addition, the chain hoist for wind power technology has several special functions and features:

For example, there is an automatic switchover from high to low hoisting speed when the load hook approaches the end of the stroke. This function prevents the end position, i.e. the housing of the chain hoist, from being driven against at high speed. This could result in unsecured parts of the load (e.g. tools in a toolbox) falling down.

Another special feature is the protective bonnet over the load hook. This eliminates the danger of the load hook getting caught unintentionally somewhere on the long way up.

Accessories & options

  • Worldwide operating and control voltages 
  • Hook suspension
  • Locking load hook
  • Operating data counter
  • Brake with manual release
  • Chain bucket for various lifting heights
  • Lifting heights up to 200 m
  • Electric and push trolleys
  • Special suspensions
  • Grease for low temperature use