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Eurochain VR Electric Chain Hoist – Low Headroom (VR5 / VR12)

The Eurochain VR Electric Chain Hoist coupled with low headroom trolley provides maximum headroom for operations where there are headroom constraints and is available in a variety of different configurations. The configuration most suitable for your low headroom operation is entirely dependent on its application. The VR with low headroom trolley is also available in an ATEX version for use in Zone 22: Hazardous Dust Environments.

For a standard 1,000kg electric chain hoist with motorised travel trolley the minimum hook height would be 585mm, however for the same hoist configured with a low headroom trolley the minimum hook height is reduced to 444mm providing an additional 141mm of headroom which is valuable for operations where every millimetre counts.

  • With an extensive range of lifting speeds available
  • Simplified maintenance operations reduce downtime
  • Broader range of lifting capacities
  • The clutch position ensures the load is held by the brake regardless of the machines daily operating conditions
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Technical Information

The EUROCHAIN VR electric chain hoist is designed to provide users with the maximum level of safety. It is delivered with the following equipment as standard:

  • New lifting nut concept with intermediate teeth for perfect chain drive
  • Torque limiter
  • Disk lifting brake
  • 3 m standard lifting height
  • Dual-speed lifting
  • Safety electric end of run for up and down position
  • IP55 lifting and travelling motor
  • Thermal protection on lifting motor
  • Tropic-proof protection (lifting and steering – 90 to 95 %)
  • Galvanised lifting chain
  • 2-buttons unit on fixed hoist or push steering carriage
  • 4-buttons unit on hoist coupled to electric steering carriage
  • Emergency stop button
  • 400V/3Ph/50Hz or 415V/3Ph/50 Hz or 460V/3 Ph/60 Hz power supply
  • Low voltage 48 V command
  • 70 mm, RAL 7021 epoxy powder paint
  • Chain bag
  • Speed variation on travelling – MS Mode (for hoists with electric trolley)
  • Complies with the CE machine directive
  • Disconnecting command cable


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Low Headroom Trolley Configurations

Eurochain VR Electric Chain Hoist with Low Headroom Push Travel trolley
Push Travel Trolley

If horizontal movement is required a low headroom push travel trolley can be used.

Electric Powered Trolley

The low headroom fitted variable speed travel trolley.

Eurochain VR Electric Chain Hoist with Low Headroom Geared Travel Trolley
Geared Travel Trolley

For bigger loads a low headroom geared travel trolley can be used to provide horizontal movement.

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Hoists, whether they are electric chain hoists, manual chain hoists, electric wire rope hoists or electric belt hoists are all manufactured with 10 years of serviceable life before a major overhaul or replacement is required. The ten year service life may not necessarily be a physical ten years of operation, but may be used up more quickly or slowly based on how the machine is being operated during its working life.

In order to help evaluate the working life of a hoist you need to be able to calculate how much of the original manufacturers Safe Working Period exists after your lifting operations have occurred.


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