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ShopStar VS (Variable Speed) Electric Chain Hoist

The ShopStar VS variable speed electric chain hoist is built for rugged industrial and commercial applications
where precision load control is critical. This durable hoist features a high H4-plus duty cycle and a compact
design ideal for use at workstations and production lines. The ShopStar VS is a superior alternative to air hoists.
Features
• Rugged & Durable Improved Serviceability: Thermally protected hoist
   motor. Rugged, cast aluminum alloy hoist frame and body feature durable
   epoxy powder-coat finish to protect against corrosion.
• Low Maintenance: Gear train lifetime lubricated with nonoxidizing
   grease. Totally enclosed hoist frame protects motor from environmental
   contamination.
• Compact Design: Small, compact design makes hoist ideal for use in
   tight spaces and allows for easy installation and maintenance.
• Overload Protection: Standard overload device protects the hoist,
   operator and surrounding structure from damaging overloads.
• Long Chain Lift: Durable Hoistaloy Load Chain. 10-pocket, oblique-
   lay
 lift wheel for longer chain life.
Single & 3-Phase Voltage Options:
100 to 240 volt single phase, 50
   to 60
 Hz.208 to 240 volt 3 phase. 460 volt and 575 volt 3 phase with
   optional
 transformer. 6-1/2 ft. power cord with removable molded,
   3-prong
 115-volt plug.
• H4 Plus Duty Cycle: With 300+ motor starts per hour and Class F
   motor insulation, the ShopStar VS outperforms the H3 rating of its major
   competitors.
• 5:1 Design Factor
• NEMA 4 Industrial Rated Control System
• Standard Rigid-Hook Suspension
Optional Features
• Variable Controls: 3-speed and 3-step infinitely variable controls for
   single and 3-phase applications.
• Durable Chain Containers: Impact-resistant plastic/mesh or metal chain
   containers.
• Swivel Hook Suspension: Swivel hook suspension rotates 360° for easy
   installation and positioning. Swivel hooks are available with latch and
   Latchlok latch. Lug mount suspension is also available.
The ShopStar VS is ideal for applications in the Automotive, Heavy OEM, Utility and Energy industries. Choose
this reliable hoist for light assembly workstations that require high speed and precision control lifting with light rail
or trolley systems. In addition, the ShopStar VS is perfect for maintenance and repair applications demanding
accurate load control or long lifts.

ShopStar VS Specifications
Capacity
(Tons)
Product Code
Dimensions
Max
Lift
Speed
Std
Lift
Reeving
Weight
2-Speeds
2-Step
Infinitely
Variable
3-Speeds
3-Step
Infinitely
Variable
A
B
C
D
250
VS0250A1
VS0250A2
VS0250A3
VS0250A4
11.06"
3"
2.95"
3.45"
63'
10'
1
26 lbs
300
VS0300A1
VS0300A2
VS0300A3
VS0300A4
11.06"
3"
2.95"
3.45"
63'
10'
1
26 lbs
500
VS0500A1
VS0500A2
VS0500A3
VS0500A4
11.06"
3"
2.95"
3.45"
39'
10'
1
26 lbs
550
VS0550A1
VS0550A2
VS0550A3
VS0550A4
11.06"
3"
2.95"
3.45"
26'
10'
1
26 lbs
600
VS0600A1
VS0600A2
VS0600A3
VS0600A4
11.94"
3.58"
2.36"
2.87"
31'
10'
2
28 lbs
1000
VS1000A1
VS1000A2
VS1000A3
VS1000A4
11.94"
3.58"
2.36"
2.87"
19'
10'
2
28 lbs
1100
VS1100A1
VS1100A2
VS1100A3
VS1100A4
11.94"
3.58"
2.36"
2.87"
13'
10'
2
28 lbs
Note: Configurable codes and options available in addition to standard
products shown above. Optional transformer required for 460-volt
applications.

Universal Trolley
The Universal Trolley (UT) is designed to fit virtually all Our powered chain hoists up to 3 ton capacities.
The rugged UT is competitively priced and engineered for maximum versatility and long service life. With 1, 2 and
3 ton (metric rated) capacities, the Universal Trolley is available as a convertible plain unit, a geared unit ideal for
precise hoist positioning, and a motorized unit that’s perfect for applications requiring high cycling and long distance
hoist travel. The plain and geared versions of the Universal Trolley are CE Compliant, making them ideal for the
global market.
Benefits & Features:
• The Smart & Economical Choice: With its very attractive price, the ability to be used with a multitude of hoists,
   land its long service life, the UT offers the greatest value of any trolley on the market today.
• Convertible: Plain trolleys equipped standard with geared trackwheels and side plate. Simply add a hand-geared
   kit to convert unit to a geared trolley in the field.
• Long Lift & Low Maintenance:
Dual tread wheels fit tapered or flat beams.Wheels include permanently
   lubricated shielded ball bearings for long life and low maintenance.
• Easily Adjustable To Fit a Wide Range of Beams: The UT can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit the most
   popular beam flange widths. Maximum flange width of 8-5/8."
• Operator Safety: The UT features wrap-around side plates. Drop lugs provide additional security to improve
   opera.
• Pinned Suspension Bolt: Castle nuts are pinned to ensure the bolts stay tightened, increasing operator safety.
• Corrosion Resistant: Zinc-plated bolts, nuts and washers along with painted frames protect against
   corrosion and wear.
Machined Tread Wheels: Ensure a better fit to the beam for smoother operation and longer life.
• Plain & Geared: UT plain trolleys allow for manual positioning of hoist and load, while geared units are ideal
   for applications where precise positioning is required. CM UT geared trolleys feature standard hand chain drop in
   proportion to a 20-foot-lift hoist.
• Motorized: CM UT motorized trolleys are best for applications requiring high cycling and long-distance hoist
   travel.
• Speed: 15, 35 and 75 FPM traverse speed.
• AC Power Supply: 208-230/460 3-60 HZ. Single-speed, three-phase controls standard.
• NEMA 3R Weather Proofing
• Easy Access Control Box: Control box design allows the entire cover to be removed for easy access to
   components. Control box case has a white background for increased visibility when wiring up the panel or
   making adjustments to controls.
• Convenient Tool Tray:
Electrical panel cover can be used as a tray to hold tools when repairing or servicing on
   the hoist.
CSA Pending
• Lifetime Warranty: Best in the industry.
See Bottom of Page For
Drawing of Universal Trolley

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2 Speed Electric Chain Hoist Prices
Product
Code
Capacity
No. of
Chains
Lift
Max
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Weight
Price
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
Trolley
VS0250A1
250 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0300A1
300 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0500A1
500 lbs
1
10'
39
30 lbs
VS0550A1
550 lbs
1
10'
26
30 lbs
VS0600A1
600 lbs
2
10'
31
38 lbs
VS1000A1
1000 lbs
2
10'
20
38 lbs
VS1100A1
1100 lbs
2
10'
13
38 lbs
For models with 2 Distinct Speeds, please advise speed preference for low speed & fast speed. Fast
speed cannot exceed maximum lifting speed.
2 Step Variable Speed Electric Chain Hoist Prices
Product
Code
Capacity
No. of
Chains
Lift
Max
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Weight
Price
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
Trolley
VS0250A2
250 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0300A2
300 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0500A2
500 lbs
1
10'
39
30 lbs
VS0550A2
550 lbs
1
10'
26
30 lbs
VS0600A2
600 lbs
2
10'
31
38 lbs
VS1000A2
1000 lbs
2
10'
20
38 lbs
VS1100A2
1100 lbs
2
10'
13
38 lbs
For models with 2-Step infinitely variable control please advise slow speed preference.

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3 Speed Electric Chain Hoist Prices
Product
Code
Capacity
No. of
Chains
Lift
Max
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Weight
Price
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
Trolley
VS0250A3
250 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0300A3
300 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0500A3
500 lbs
1
10'
39
30 lbs
VS0550A3
550 lbs
1
10'
26
30 lbs
VS0600A3
600 lbs
2
10'
31
38 lbs
VS1000A3
1000 lbs
2
10'
20
38 lbs
VS1100A3
1100 lbs
2
10'
13
38 lbs
For models with 3 Distinct Speeds, please advise speed preference for low speed, middle speed & fast speed. Fast speed
cannot exceed maximum lifting speed.
3 Step Variable Speed Electric Chain Hoist Prices
Product
Code
Capacity
No. of
Chains
Lift
Max
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Weight
Price
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
Trolley
VS0250A4
250 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0300A4
300 lbs
1
10'
63
30 lbs
VS0500A4
500 lbs
1
10'
39
30 lbs
VS0550A4
550 lbs
1
10'
26
30 lbs
VS0600A4
600 lbs
2
10'
31
38 lbs
VS1000A4
1000 lbs
2
10'
20
38 lbs
VS1100A4
1100 lbs
2
10'
13
38 lbs
For models with 3-Step infinitely variable control please advise slow speed preference.

Options & Extra Lift Prices

Product Code 10001989: ShopStar VS Programming Interface Kit (includes program & interface cable) - $114.05
   Note: ShopStar VS hoists are suitable for operation on the following power supplies as standard:
   100 to 240V Single Phase or 208 to 240V 3-Phase
For operation on 460V or 575V 3-Phase power a separate step-down transformer & bracket must be ordered:
   Product Code 10001995 460V 3-Phase step-down transformer & bracket. $561.03
   Product Code 10001996 575V 3-Phase step-down transformer & bracket. $561.03
Universal Motorized Trolley is only available @ 230/460-3PH-60HZ or 208V-3PH-60HZ power.
   For lift other than standard begin with 10 ft. lift and add extra charges
      Extra PB cord (standard drop 4 ft. shorter than lift) $7.86/ft.
      Extra power cord (standard length 6 ft.) $7.86/ft.
      Up to 10 ft. power cord supplied on Universal Motorized Trolley for no additional charge.
      For additional length beyond 10 ft. please apply $7.91/ft.
      Extra chain per ft. of lift: $14.23 single chain units, $28.46 double chain units
   Contactor in PB station UL/cUL approval pending
    Lower Latchlok Hook Installed - $190.09

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Shopstar Chain Container Prices
Model No.
Maximum Length of Lift in Feet
Weight
Price

Single reeved

Double reeved
10
5
4 lbs
$70.90
20
10
5 lbs
$78.09
40
20
5 lbs
$94.53
80
40
5 lbs
$100.70
120
60
6 lbs
$172.62

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Shopstar Chain Container Prices
Product Code
Description
Price
Field Kit
Factory Install
10001130K
Latch-type Swivel Hook
10001297K
Latchlok Swivel Hook


Shopstar VS Electric Chain Hoist, Shopstar Variable Speed Electric Chain Hoist, Powered Chain Hoists, CM Chain
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