Top technology for the heaviest of loads and high demands

The SHW 8 winch program is based on the tried-and-tested SH wire rope hoist program and is designed for the high-load bracket up to 160,000 kg. Its strong hoist motors and robust, low-maintenance design make it ideal for tough everyday use. Compared to wire rope hoists, winches only need a few rope reevings even for high loads, making a very compact construction possible.
To enable a variety of different economical solutions, there are three motors up to 38 kW with two speeds in a ratio of 1:6 available for the SHW 8 winch. For higher ease of use, there are six hoist motors up to 98 kW with stepless speed control. All travel drives are equipped as standard with soft start. The SHW 8 winch is available on request with high-performance frequency inverters or with individually adapted speeds.

The winch programme is also available in explosion-proof design for Zone 1, Zone 2, Zone 21 or Zone 22.

  • Series components from the SH range, field-proven in thousands of applications
  • Modular design for cost-effective individual solutions, simple transport and speedy erection
  • Versatile drive technology meets demanding specifications: 3 hoist motors up to 38 kW with two speeds in a ratio of 1:6 and 6 hoist motors up to 98 kW and stepless speed control
  • All travel drives with smooth starting characteristics
  • Overload cut-off pre-set during manufacture
  • Compact headroom thanks to innovative rope drive design
  • To enable a variety of different economical solutions, there are three motors up to 38 kW with two speeds in a ratio of 1:6 available for the SHW 8 winch. For higher ease of use, there are five motors up to 200 kW with stepless speed control. All travel drives are equipped as standard with soft start. The SHW 8 winch is available on request with high-performance frequency inverters or with individually adapted speeds.

    The modular construction of the SHW 8 winch makes it possible to transport the winch in its individual parts and to assemble it again on site quickly.

  • Double girder overhead travelling crane in a production hall at Ford in India.

    This SHW 8 winch is designed for particularly high speeds and equipped with tool grippers.

  • SHW 8 winch with two SH wire rope hoists

    The innovative design of the rope drive enables the very low headroom of the SHW 8 winch.

  • SHW 8 winch and two SH wire rope hoists

    The SHW 8 winch is particularly maintenance-friendly as its clean assembly grants the service technician easy access to all important components.


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 the SHW 8 winch in stationary design.

    Stationary model

    The SHW 8 winch can be used as stationary hoisting or towing equipment, for example in systems manufacture. Depending on the application, the rope lead-off angle, the attachment of the hoist and the mounting position of the hoist motor can be varied.

  • View of the SHW 8 winch on a double rail crab.

    OE double rail crab

    The OE double rail crab is intended for use on double girder overhead travelling cranes. The extremely compact construction makes very low approach and headroom dimensions possible and the available space can thus be used to the full. The double rail crab is available with various track gauges for the whole load capacity range and automatically compensates for any unevenness of the cross travel runway.

  • Three wire rope variants of a double-grooved rope drum with the reevings 4/2-1, 8/2-1 und 12/-1

    Double-grooved rope drum (True vertical lift)

    If true vertical lift is required, we recommend this model with double-grooved rope drum (right-/left-hand thread). This version can be used both in stationary form or with travel carriages.

  • Two wire rope variants of a double-grooved rope drum with multipoint load attachment with the reevings 2/2-2 and 4/2-2

    Double-grooved rope drum (Optional reeving for multiple load pick-up points)

    The model with double-grooved rope drum (right-/left-hand thread) is used for many lifting and towing tasks where the load must be picked up at more than one point and true vertical lift is required.


  • SHW 8 winch with a lifting capacity up to 160 t

    The modular design of the SHW 8 winch allows a virtually endless combination of components: therefore – as with the SH wire rope hoist – individual solutions are possible on the highest level of quality.

    • All mechanical components are bolted
    • Dismountable for transport
    • Lifting eyes provide better handling
  • Parts of an SHW 8 winch painted greyish black


    • Standard paint treatment as per RAL 7021 greyish black
    • High-quality primer and top coats for standard applications
    • Off-standard paint treatment for outdoor use or corrosive ambient conditions
    • Shade as per customer’s requirement
  • The load sensor is located at the suspension point of the load rope.

    Overload cut-off

    • Permanent electronic monitoring of the suspended loads
    • Limitation of the maximum load by load measurement at the rope anchorage in the case of multiple reeving or at the gearbox
    • Adjusted over load cut-off at pivot-mounted gearbox, depending on hoist size
  • Open SHW 8 winch switch box shows the controls and motor management components

    SLE/SMC control and motor management

    • Condition monitoring as standard
    • Inching operation is suppressed thus reducing stress
    • All common control voltages available
    • High degree of safety thanks to overdimensioned contactors
    • Monitoring of the temperature of the hoist motor and travel motor
  • Brake with fan wheel on the hoist motor of an SHW 8 winch


    • Low-maintenance, asbestos-free double-shoe brake; no readjustment necessary
    • Long service life thanks to generously dimensioned brake
    • Brake easily accessible for inspection from outside
    • Motor management ensures low wear
    • IP 65 protection
  • Hoist motor of the SHW 8 winch

    Hoist motor

    • Pole-changing or frequency-controlled three-phase motors
    • ISO classification according to FEM/ISO standards, high duty cycle and switching operation frequency
    • IP 55 protection, thermal class F
    • Good motor cooling, maintenance-friendly
    • Temperature control by ptc thermistors
  • Hoist gear of the SHW 8 winch

    Hoist gear

    • Versatile gear ratios for individual speeds
    • Long service life through oil lubrication, with minimum maintenance
    • Hardened and ground gears
  • Emergency hoist limit switch (gear limit switch)

    Gear limit switch

    • Standard emergency hoist limit switch for top and bottom hook position
    • As an option, up to eight switching elements can be fitted to the switch. This permits for example further stopping positions and operational limiting in bottom hook position.
  • Yellow hook block with rope drive.

    Rope drive

    • Designed for high protection and life time
    • Flexible, galvanized special rope with safety factor >4
    • In the standard design with 2 ropes, no hook travel
    • Wear-resistant return sheaves, fine machining provides rope-friendly grooves in rope drum
    • Robust bottom hook block with low headroom in spite of large dimensioning of hook

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

    • Permanent load monitoring even when the hoist is stationary
    • Overload protection with ALC automatic load control
    • Load spectrum memory for load-related operating time summation
    • Monitoring of the motor temperature of the hoist motor and travel motor
    • 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
  • 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
  • Various visual signallers.

    Signal transmitters

    • Visual and acoustic signal transmitters such as horn and flashing light can be mounted on trolleys
    • Signal transmitters can be activated by a button on the control pendant
  • Manual Release for the hoist brake of a SHW 8 winch from STAHL CraneSystems

    Manual release of hoist brake

    • The brake release device permits the hoist brake to be released manually and thus the load to be lowered during a power cut.
    • As an option, every hoist can be equipped with this supplementary equipment to the standard brake.
  • Second hoist brake of the SHW8 winch

    Second hoist brake

    • For hoist motors up to 63 kW and 50 Hz additional with double jaw brake in accordance with DIN 15435 and external brake spring
    • For hoist motors up to 78 kW and 50 Hz additional with single-disc spring-pressure brake
  • Overwind protection of the SHW 8 winch

    Overwind protection

    • Proximity switch on each drum end
    • The overwind protection prevents the wire rope winding itself
    • Automatic shutdown
  • Frequency inverters

    Frequency inverters for “lifting” and “travelling”

    • Smooth starting and braking characteristics
    • Load swing greatly reduced
    • Fast, precise positioning of the load, corrective switching operations rarely necessary
    • The reduced dynamic load means longer service life for all components
    • Worldwide approvals for all frequency inverters


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