STAHL CraneSystems: History –  the development of chain hoists

History – chain hoists

The development of chain hoists

1903The first electric chain hoist with round link chain is developed and included in the product range. At the same time the manual workshop is converted to industrial production.
1919 Production of the electric chain hoist with the patented Stahl snake, a new polydirectionally flexible link chain, commences.
1950The Elektus is the first portable electric miniature chain hoist in the world. It has an innovative round link chain, planetary gear and pushbutton control pendant.
1982Launch of the T series of chain hoists with a lifting capacity of 150 to 4,000 kg.
1997The new generation: the ST series of chain hoists is incorporated into the product range and gradually replaces the T series. The patented suspension directly on the chain guide makes the ST chain hoists unique.
2003The ST Ex explosion-proof chain hoist is introduced.
2012The 10,000th ST 50 chain hoist leaves the factory.
2013The newly developed SC chain hoist series is launched with its novel arrangement of brake, slipping clutch and motor on a single axis.
2017The STx chain hoist: sophisticated technology – prepared for the future.

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Company vehicles in front of the building R. STAHL Maschinenfabrik – Aufzugbau in Stuttgart 1954

Company

Start and growth of our company.

 Company

The ground-breaking innovation, the type SS electric wire rope hoist, is developed in 1922. High lifting heights and high speeds can now also be reached.

Wire rope hoists

The development of wire rope hoists.

 Wire rope hoists

Chain hoist on a crane system in 1984

Crane technology

The development of crane technology.

 Crane technology

Certified by the German PTB national metrology institute in 1953: the first explosion-proof, flameproof-encapsulated electric wire rope hoist with explosion-proof, flameproof-encapsulated controls.

Explosion protection

The development of explosion-protected hoists and crane components.

 Explosion protection

The first paternoster is installed in the 15-storey Graf-Eberhard-Building in Stuttgart. It is the highest paternoster in the world.

Customised solutions

Important customised solutions throughout our history.

 Customised solutions