Wenger® Corporation -Powerlift® Hoist


PowerLift is an economical, automated hoisting system available in a range of fixed or variable speeds to meet your requirements.

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Wenger® Corporation
555 Park Drive
P.O. Box 448
Owatonna, MN 55060
Tel: (800) 493-6437
Fax: (507) 455-4258



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Powerlift® Hoist

PowerLift is an economical, automated hoisting system available in a range of fixed or variable speeds to meet your requirements. Its versatile mounting clip system enables the PowerLift to be installed in virtually any space, including performance spaces without a conventional grid. The clip mounting options make this possible, even if the supporting steelwork is not in the optimum position.

  • Speed: Up to 180 fpm (0.9 m/s)

  • Travel: Up to 62 ft. (18.9 m)

  • Gross Cap.: Up to 2000 lb. (907 kg)


PowerLift’s high capacity and compact size make it ideal for many stage hoisting applications including:

  • Lighting

  • Scenery

  • Shell ceilings

The J.R. Clancy Advantage
  • Integrated gearmotor and brake provides proven reliability and features an iron case for vibration and noise control.

  • Reliable head block with nylon sheaves provides long, trouble-free life and meets or exceeds wire rope manufacturer recommendations.

  • Closed loop vector drives provide pinpoint accuracy and can hold the load without a brake for added security.

  • Hoists can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
    For theatres without grids, vertical mounting can save space and offers easier access for maintenance.

  • Versatile mounting clips encompass a tremendous range of beam spacing and flange widths for easy installation.

  • Compact moving drum allows for a small, efficient hoist.
    Preloaded chase rollers ensure cables stay in grooves.

  • Sturdy aluminum backbone eliminates external strengthening members.

  • Center to center spacing 12” (304.5 mm) side by side, 8” (203.2mm) offset

  • Dual brake.

  • Dual encoder.


PowerLift works with the entire range of Clancy automation consoles or push button controls. It is designed to work with J.R. Clancy’s SceneControl family of consoles.

PowerLift Options
  • Load Sensing

  • 7 Lines 62′ (19 m) of travel, 8 Lines 49′ (15 m) of travel

  • 208V or 480V three phase motor. Other voltages available

  • Covers to keep moving parts shielded for safety

  • Cable management for electric and other powered sets

Loft Block Options
  • Universal Series upright or underhung

  • 19 Series underhung

Batten Termination Options
  • Trim Chain

  • Pipe Clamp and Turnbuckle

  • Batten Trim Plate

  • Batten Trim Clamp

Batten Options
  • 1.5″ Schedule 40 batten

  • 1.5″ Schedule 80 batten

  • 1.5″ Schedule 40 truss batten

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PowerLift Options
Part NumberLoad SpeedGross CapacityHoist Weight
018-P0220G20 fpm (0.1 m/s)2,000 lbs. (907 kg)750 lbs. (340 kg)
018-P0220R0 - 20 fpm (0 - 0.1 m/s)2,000 lbs. (907 kg)750 lbs. (340 kg)
018-P1212R0 - 120 fpm (0 - 0.6 m/s)1,200 lbs. (544 kg)770 lbs. (349 kg)
018-P1220R0 - 120 fpm (0 - 0.6 m/s)2,000 lbs. (907 kg)800 lbs. (363 kg)
018-P1812R0 - 180 fpm (0 - 0.9 m/s)1,200 lbs. (544 kg)800 lbs. (363 kg)
018-P1817R0 - 180 fpm (0 - 0.9 m/s)1,750 lbs. (793 kg)850 lbs. (385 kg)