Cristiano Giavedoni, Litec rigging product manager, said: “We needed to make a simple hoist that could work safely in compliance with all the regulations in force in Europe.”

The 650C1 reads the dynamic load applied and detects overloading, underloading and any hoist operating anomalies, Litec added. It controls the operation of the two brakes independently, and the hoist can be made class D8 for maintenance and storage using a security key switch.

The EXE Lodestar 650C1 is a co-branded Litec/Columbus McKinnon product that combines a classic international lifting mechanism with innovative EXE technology.

Litec has launched its EXE-Lodestar 650C1 – the new BGV-C1 model in the EXE-Lodestar chain hoist line litec