D8plus Ultra — The Most Compact Chain Hoist on the Market
ChainMaster planned on presenting the new D8plus chain hoists with load capacities of 250–2000kg at this year’s Prolight & Sound. Since the world’s largest trade fair for event technology was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the company decided to launch an online marketing campaign via newsletter and on the social media platforms Facebook and Instagram. The market response to the new products was extremely positive and pre-orders were immediately placed for the chain hoists available starting in the third quarter of 2020.
The ChainMaster Ultra series consists of D8plus chain hoists in direct control, which comply with the SQ P2 standards introduced in October 2018, and have been developed to securely hold loads above persons in everyday rigging use or in fixed installations. According to the company’s own research, the low tare weight and dimensions make these chain hoists the most compact hoists currently available on the market!
The new D8plus Ultra 500kg is particularly noteworthy. Its weight and dimensions compare to the previous D8plus 320kg model. In order to achieve the required static safety factor of 8:1, a 5.4x15mm sectional steel chain is used, which is driven by a specially manufactured chain wheel. The motor has a low power requirement of only 0.4kw. In addition, the level of standard protection has been increased to IP55, with an optional IP66 version available for brand-new units.
The models covering the range of 250–1000kg load can be operated using ChainMaster standard controllers from the CM-801, CM-802 and CM-820 series. In addition, special equipment such as contactor control, limit switches, distance measurement and load detection are available so the chain hoists can be configured for specific projects. The Ultra Series is therefore suitable for plug & play integration into existing complex control systems such as D8plus StageOperator CM-850 and Protouch StageOperator CM-880. When it comes to planning new installations, ChainMaster’s highly experienced staff are on hand to support planning offices and operators worldwide from the very first step right through to commissioning and operator training.
Since the market launch of ChainMaster products in 1994, the medium-sized, Saxon-based company has developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hoist technology in the event industry and offers a comprehensive range of products for all requirements from set-up operations to complex scenic movements to complete automation of performances.
National and international projects are accompanied individually from planning to implementation through to user training. The worldwide network of ChainMaster Consulting Offices, commercial partners and trained service companies guarantees comprehensive after-sales service. ChainMaster now exports to 55 countries worldwide. The company’s references include projects such as the new Elbe Philharmonic Hall in Hamburg, the Louvre in Lens, the Stockholm Opera, the Almaty Ice Arena, the Kremlin State Palace, the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi and the Helmut List Hall in Graz.