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PowerLift is a proven all-around versatile hoist. This is a zero-fleet, high-performance hoist that can easily be mounted vertically or horizontally depending on your facility’s design. Its pre-cabled design can also be quickly installed in virtually any space.

PowerLift is available in a range of fixed or variable speeds to meet your requirements. J.R. Clancy’s SceneControl consoles make operating your PowerLifts easy and precise. The muscular, 2,000 lb (907 kg) capacity is capable of most theatrical lifting. The dual braking system and quality components ensure that PowerLift will work safely and reliably for years to come.

  • Speed: Up to 180 fpm (0.9 m/s)
  • Travel: Up to 62 ft. (19 m)
  • Gross Cap.: Up to 2,000 lb (907 kg)
  • Max batten length: 76' (23 m)
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Key Benefits

  • Compact, zero-fleet design fits in limited space and as close as 8" center to center
  • Quiet, smooth operation with JR Clancy’s proven reliability
  • Electric, secondary brake for safe operation
  • Many voltage options including 208V, 480V, 360V
  • Many mounting configurations possible including underhung, upright, wall mount, staggered and side by side.
  • Ability to drop line behind hoist
  • Various models available for different set types


PowerLift works with the entire range of J.R. Clancy’s SceneControl family of consoles or push button controls.

PowerLift Models

Part Number Load Speed Gross Capacity Hoist Weight
018-P0220G 20 fpm (0.1 m/s) 2,000 lb (907 kg) 750 lb (340 kg)
018-P0220R 0 – 20 fpm (0 – 0.1 m/s) 2,000 lb (907 kg) 750 lb (340 kg)
018-P1212R 0 – 120 fpm (0 – 0.6 m/s) 1,200 lb (544 kg) 770 lb (349 kg)
018-P1220R 0 – 120 fpm (0 – 0.6 m/s) 2,000 lb 907 kg) 800 lb (363 kg)
018-P1812R 0 – 180 fpm (0 – 0.9 m/s) 1,200 lb (544 kg) 800 lb (363 kg)
018-P1817R 0 – 180 fpm (0 – 0.9 m/s) 1,750 lb (793 kg) 850 lb (385 kg)

PowerLift Options

  • Load Sensing
  • 7 Lines 62′ (19 m) of travel, 8 Lines 49′ (15 m) of travel
  • 208V or 480V three phase motor. Other voltages available
  • Covers to keep moving parts shielded for safety
  • Cable management for electric and other powered sets


  • Integrated gearmotor and brake provides proven reliability and features an iron case for vibration and noise control.
  • Reliable head block with nylon sheaves provides long, trouble-free life and meets or exceeds wire rope manufacturer recommendations.
  • Closed loop vector drives provide pinpoint accuracy and can hold the load without a brake for added security.
  • Hoists can be mounted vertically or horizontally.
    For theatres without grids, vertical mounting can save space and offers easier access for maintenance.
  • Versatile mounting clips encompass a tremendous range of beam spacing and flange widths for easy installation.
  • Compact moving drum allows for a small, efficient hoist.
    Preloaded chase rollers ensure cables stay in grooves.
  • Sturdy aluminum backbone eliminates external strengthening members.
  • Center to center spacing 12” (305 mm) side by side, 8” (203 mm) offset.
  • Dual brake.
  • Dual encoder.






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