STAHL CraneSystems: History – the development of wire rope hoists

History – wire rope hoists

The development of wire rope hoists

1922Development and production of the first SS type electric hoist with wire rope and drum. For the first time, this permits greater lifting heights and faster hoisting speeds.
1952 Series production of the C type electric wire rope hoists begins. Thanks to its modular design, it is extremely versatile and its possible applications are practically unlimited. Also for the first time, two lifting speeds are possible.
1978Launch of the AS series of wire rope hoists. This hoist too is of modular design. Motor, gear and drum are arranged behind one another on a common axis.
1998The new generation: the fruit of many years of experience is the modern SH wire rope hoist with variable performance characteristics. It is one of the most up-to-date wire rope hoist designs in a compact U configuration.
2004Launch of the SHW winch. The lifting capacity of the wire rope hoists is extended into the heavy load range.
2008Launch of the explosion-protected SH wire rope hoist for use in gas liquefaction plants (LNG).
2010The AS 7 ZW series wire rope hoist with twin hoist extends the S.W.L. range of this field-proven wire rope hoist into the heavyweight class.
2011Launch of the new SW standard winch with load capacities of up to 250 t.
2013The AS series is extended by the ASR 7. The wire rope hoist has been especially developed for the load capacity range between 20 and 32 tonnes.
2015Introduction of SHA wire rope hoist series.

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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

In 1903 R. STAHL adds construction of electric pulley blocks to its range.

Chain hoists

The development of chain hoists.

 Chain 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