The loyal companion for everyday tasks

The ST chain hoist programme ranks among the most distinctive and comprehensive on offer worldwide. It is strong, reliable and modest when it comes to maintenance and energy consumption. The modular system enables innumerable combinations of the subassemblies for customised solutions. With 6 variants available, the ST chain hoist covers the lifting capacity range from 125 kg to 6,300 kg. The portfolio is supplemented by special models such as the STK extra short headroom trolley and the STD dual chain hoist for long material and lifting beams.

The chain hoists are also available in explosion-proof design for Zone 1, Zone 21 and Zone 22.

  • Extensive chain hoist range for lifting capacities from 125 kg to 6,300 kg
  • Suspension directly from the chain guide of solid cast iron
  • Easy inspection and maintenance of the chain drive thanks to overmounted drive shaft
  • Extremely short and compact construction ensures that space can be utilised to the maximum
  • High ISO classification according to FEM/ISO standards
  • Modern Kanban production, available fast
  • Available as an option in explosion protected design complying with ATEX and IECEx
  • STD dual chain hoist with one motor and two synchronised chains

    Thanks to modular construction, countless custom variants can be built from the ST chain hoist for almost all applications and industries.

  • ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems as short headroom trolley

    The patented design of the STK extra short headroom trolley permits exceptional lifting heights particularly in low buildings.

  • Use of multiple chain hoists of the type ST 50 in an automotive production line.

    Additional equipment, such as a central control system, enables automated interaction of multiple ST chain hoists.

  • Industrial production shop equipped with ST chain hoists from STAHL CraneSystems

    Thanks to its solid construction, the ST chain hoist boasts a long service life even in heavy-duty use.


The different models and trolley variants allow not only a wide variety of uses, but also very individualised solutions tailored to specific requirements.

  • Diagram of hook and eye suspension for the ST chain hoist with low headroom.

    Push trolley

    In standard version, the ST 05 and ST 10 1/1 chain hoists are suspended by eye or hook from the smooth-running push trolleys. A rigid connection with the chain hoist is possible on request. This rigid connection is standard in the ST 20 to ST 60 chain hoists. The push trolley does not affect the low headroom of the hoist. Optional wheel arresters make your workplace safer.

  • Diagram of an ST chain hoist on an articulated trolley with bend radius.

    DKE articulated trolley

    The articulated trolley is available for frequent travel around bends and narrow radii. Depending on radius of bend, runway flange width or application it is equipped with one or two travel motors. The lateral guide rollers cause minimum wear. The articulated trolley is designed for load capacities up to 6,300 kg.

  • Diagram of the ST chain hoist with electric trolley

    “Standard headroom” electric trolley

    Not one millimetre was given away in the design in order to enable large hook paths even at standard headroom.

  • Headroom reduced by 33 % by combining the “short headroom” electric trolley and the ST chain hoist.

    “Short headroom” electric trolley

    The smooth-running electric trolley can also be combined with the ST short headroom chain hoist, reducing the headroom by a further 33 %.

  • Short and extra short headroom trolley

    The construction of the short headroom trolley itself saves a tremendous amount of space. The body of the chain hoist is mounted at an angle, meaning that no return sheave is required. This reduces the headroom by 33 %. The extra short headroom trolley with its headroom reduced by 60 %, by contrast, achieves maximum hook paths, which is particularly beneficial in extremely low-ceilinged rooms. It fully deserves its name. The extremely short distance from the underside of the beam to the bed of the hook is just 210 mm at a load capacity of 5,000 kg and even just 185 mm at a load capacity of 3,200 kg.

  • Diagram of the STD dual chain hoist with optimum solution for lifting long material or lifting beams, thanks to two synchronised load chains.

    The STD dual chain hoist is ideal for long material and lifting beams that need to be picked up at two points. It is equipped with two load chains, which are moved synchronously by a hoist motor. There are various versions of the STD dual chain hoist available for different requirements and space situations.

  • Diagram of the STB Big Bag chain hoist. It lifts bulky loads to the highest hook position.

    The Big Bag version is designed for load capacities up to 3,200 kg. Its special feature is the free choice of the distance between chain hoist and load hook which makes lifting bulky loads or Big Bags up to top hook position possible without hindering edges such as trolley, chain hoist or chain box.

  • Diagram of the ST chain hoist with hook suspension, eye suspension and rigid suspension.

    Suspension for stationary version

    The standard stationary ST chain hoist has hook suspension. However you can also choose eye suspension or rigid suspension. The eye suspension is used when the stationary chain hoist is only rarely moved to a different location, while the low headroom permits long hook paths even in low-ceilinged rooms. If the ST chain hoist is to be permanently mounted, for example in systems manufacture, we recommend rigid suspension. Here too the extremely short headroom is of advantage. In addition, the rigid mounting prevents the chain hoist swinging on the trolley.

  • Diagram of the ST chain hoist with foot mounting

    Foot mounting for stationary version

    In order to utilise space optimally in low-ceilinged rooms the ST chain hoist can be bolted from below onto a foot mounting.

Type Load capacity up to [kg] Statio­nary Push trolley Electric trolley Articulated trolley
ST 05 125 – 630 0 0 0 0
ST 10 500 – 1,000 0 0 0 0
ST 20 1,000 – 2,000 0 0 0 0
ST 30 1,250 – 3,200 0 0 0 0
ST 32 1,250 – 3,200 0 0 0 0
ST 50 2,500 – 5,000 0 1 0 0
ST 60 3,200 – 6,300 0 1 0 0
Standard    Only available with 1/1 reeving in the standard range.
Type Load capacity up to [kg] Short head­room trolley Extra short head­room trolley Dual chain hoist Vario dual chain hoist Big Bag
ST 05 125 – 630 0 0 0 1 2
ST 10 500 – 1,000 0 2 0 1 0
ST 20 1,000 – 2,000 0 2 2 1 2
ST 30 1,250 – 3,200 0 0 0 1 0
ST 32 1,250 – 3,200 0 2 2 2 2
ST 50 2,500 – 5,000 0 0 0 1 0
ST 60 3,200 – 6,300 0 1 0 1 2
Standard    Option    Not available


  • Diagram of the ST chain hoist and its technical assembly.

    The ST chain hoist programme boasts superior technology. The low-maintenance components of the modular chain hoist are optimally matched to each other. They guarantee constant performance, long service life and high efficiency.

  • Chain hoist motor from STAHL CraneSystems


    • High ISO classification according to FEM/ISO standards
    • Powerful motors with high duty cycle and number of switching operations
    • Standard fan cooling
    • Single-speed and frequency-controlled versions available as options
    • Optional temperature control by thermistor
  • Brake of the ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems


    • Low-maintenance, asbestos-free electromagnetic disc brake
    • Oversized braking torque
    • Long service life, brake pad status can be checked and measured
    • Brake completely enclosed, protected from humidity, vapours and dusts from the exterior; ensuring long-term reliable operation
  • Close-up of the patented chain drive for STAHL CraneSystems chain hoists

    Chain drive

    • Innovative patented chain drive
    • Anchorage and load-bearing components are directly integrated into the high-tensile grey cast iron
    • Simple inspection and replacement of the chain sprocket thanks to over-mounted shaft bearing
    • Enclosed chain guide
    • Reliable functioning even in demanding applications
    • Wear-resistant case-hardened chain sprocket in conjunction with optimised return sheaves; ensuring low wear on the chain
  • Open control box of the ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems

    Standard control

    • All customary connecting and control voltages are available
    • Plug connection of control pendant and travel motor
    • Clear arrangement of contactors
    • As an option, available with direct control
    • As an option, available without control pendant and/or contactor control
  • ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems in standard green-black finish


    • Standard paint treatment as per RAL 6018 yellow-green and RAL 7021 greyish black
    • High-quality primer and top coats for standard applications
    • Off-standard paint treatment for outdoor use or corrosive ambient conditions
    • Other colours per RAL chart optionally available 
  • Toothed wheel of the ST chain hoist made by STAHL CraneSystems

    Overload slipping clutch and gear

    • The slipping clutch of the ST 10 to ST 60 is located in the oil bath.
    • Easily adjustable from the exterior
    • Precise response
    • No electronic limiting necessary
    • Various gear reductions available
    • Oversized helically geared gearbox
  • Load chains in various strengths for the ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems


    • Surface-hardened, galvanised and large dimensioned load chain
    • High case depth for long service life
    • High ISO classification according to FEM/ISO standards
    • Stainless steel or blackened manganese­phosphated load chains are available as option
  • Chain boxes of fabric, plastic and sheet steel for the ST chain hoist from STAHL CraneSystems

    Chain box

    • Large selection of chain boxes in plastic, sheet steel, textile or stainless steel
    • Available without chain box as an option

Options and features

Although they are already first-class in their standard design, you can make the hoists even safer, more economical and more convenient with a range of mechanical, electrical and electronic options. They simultaneously improve performance, prolong service life and make it possible to adapt the hoist individually to specific requirements.

Here are some of the options frequently used.

  • Red control pendant with EMERGENCY STOP pushbutton.

    Control pendant

    • Robust control pendant with EMERGENCY STOP palm button and control cable
    • All switching elements for hoist, cross, and long travel are 2-step
    • IP65 protection
    • Additional buttons, such as horn activation, can be easily fitted
  • Three different radio remote control units as pushbutton units and a joystick transmitter with controller.

    Radio remote control units

    • Flex-Wave pushbutton unit with protective cover and carry strap
    • VUE pushbutton units with feedback display
    • MLTX2 joystick transmitter with controller and carry strap
    • Optional battery chargers with standard rechargeable batteries
    • Robust, fibre-reinforced plastic housing, IP66 protection
    • Frequency ranges 433, 863 or 2,400 kHz
    • Also available in explosion-proof version
    • Other radio remote control units optionally available on request
  • SMC multi-controller for permanent load monitoring

    SMC Multicontroller

    • Continuous load monitoring by overload cut-off even if hoist is idling
    • Overload protection with ALC automatic load control
    • Load spectrum memory for load-related operating time summation
    • Operating data registration, e.g. operating hours, load spectrum, motor switching operations and load cycles
    • Data exchange with PC possible
  • Travel limit switch for mounting on a crab.

    Travel limit switch

    • Travel limit switch on crab available as option
    • Limiting for both directions of travel
    • Switchover from “fast/slow” (predisconnect)
    • Switch contacts designed for control current
    • IP66 protection
  • Operational hoist limit switch

    Operational hoist limit switch

    • Two versions are possible: cut-off in top hook position or cut-off in top and bottom hook position (stationary, push trolley, electric trolley)
    • Activated by the bottom hook block
  • Gear-type limit switch

    Gear-type limit switch

    • Various functions possible: e. g. routine operational cut-off in highest or lowest hook position or switching from “fast” to “slow” before the stops
    • IP55 protection, optionally IP66
  • Spring-steel chain guide for the ST chain hoist

    Spring-steel chain guide

    • Heavy high-tensile chain guide for rugged use
    • Enclosed chain guide
    • Extremely wear-resistant case-hardened chain sprocket
  • Bypass brake for the ST chain hoist

    Bypass brake

    • Second brake for increased safety
    • Identically dimensioned
    • Second brake acts in force transmission directly on the load, i. e. bypassed the slipping clutch
    • As an alternative to the bypass brake, a second hoist motor brake is available
  • Large-format load indicator with luminous red digits.

    Load display

    • SLD four-digit 7-segment load display, large format, luminous red
    • Available with various interfaces including CAN
    • Choice of 100 or 150 mm digit height
    • Combinable with the hoist’s overload sensor and the SMC multicontroller available as an option, no additional fixtures or load attachment devices are required, the headroom of the hoist remains unchanged
  • FMD1 slipping clutch test device

    FMD1 slipping clutch test device

    • Robust full metal design
    • Modern electronic test apparatus with field-proven sensor technology, high degree of accuracy ± 2 %
    • Test range up to 4,000 kg on one chain fall, suitable for chains up to 11.3 mm link thickness
    • Optionally available for STD and STK
    • Protector for evaluation device and internal test program
    • Simple intuitive handling



The ST Chain Hoist

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Product information

Chain Hoists – ST

96 pages

07.2018 | Rev. 09.2019

Product information

Explosion-protected Chain Hoist – ST

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01.2019 | Rev. 09.2019

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The chain hoist ST 05

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The chain hoist ST 10 – ST 60

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The chain hoist ST 05

80 x 60 cm



The chain hoist ST 10 – ST 60

80 x 60 cm


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