Beta Max Hoist Showroom Demo and Overview of the LEO VFD

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The Leo VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Hoist has become one of the most popular hoists in the industry for good reason.  Simply put, it outperforms ANY hoist of its kind.  Period.  All VFD’s are NOT created equal.

Key Features:

Variable Frequency Drive – Advanced VFD technology provides unmatched performance. 

  • Soft Start / Stop protects fragile payloads such as glass, marble, granite etc. by lifting without “jerking” the load.
  • Variable Speed – lifting speed ramps up to the maximum 80 ft per minute.  Also allows for precision placement that is ideal for window panels / glazing / unitized curtain walls and other applications.  Pick and place without re-rigging.
  • Extends the life of the motors which are the highest quality, longest lasting motors available to begin with.  Typical life span of these hoists is literally 10+ years!  “Similar” hoists do not even come close, so the Leo VFD hoists provide the strongest possible ROI. 
  • Allows 3 Phase motor to be operated with Single Phase power (220v).


Mounts easily to I-Beams, either fixed or with an I-Beam Trolley Top.

Lifts up to 1000 lbs at 80′ per minute up to 400′, or can be modified in minutes with a Double Rope Kit to lift up to 2000 lbs at 40′ per minute up to 200′.

“These hoists move 50% faster than the winches we normally use.  We increased production by at least 30% and finished the job ahead of schedule.  We stayed within budget on the first job but now that they are paid for its money in the bank.”

-Tim Walswick, Superintendent Commercial Curtain Wall Installation at Benson Industries

Check out the video below to see the Leo VFD hoists being used on the New World Trade Center (Freedom Tower).


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