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  • Products from SWF Krantechnik are simply flexible

    SWF Krantechnik is a global leader for components for crane and hoisting equipment. The product portfolio ranges from chain hoists and electric wire rope hoists to crane components, electronic monitoring and control systems, and light crane systems. The entire portfolio is also available in explosion-proof (EX) versions.

    Products from SWF Krantechnik help independent crane builders and retailers to master tough challenges in the lifting business, set standards in the market and implement flexible, tailored solutions for a wide range of complex requirements.

    SWF KRANTECHNIK makes it easy.
Product Portfolio
  • Wire Rope Hoist

  • Being an outstanding partner for independent crane builders and local distributors across the world is our business and has been for over a century.
    Together we deliver tailor-made solutions and share the common goal to simply be successful.
    SWF KRANTECHNIK makes it easy.



          • NOVA1 rope is one of our flagship products and designed for loads up to 80 t. The wire rope hoists feature optimal space utilization and maximum efficiency. NOVA1 rope is extremely flexible and easy to adapt to the individual requirements of your customers. Conveniently expand NOVA1 rope with electronic monitoring and control features (Crane Intelligence) to optimize monitoring processes.

            • Optimal use of space
            • Low maintenance costs
            • Safe, precise operation
          • WINCH CRABster

          • Our winches from the CRABster series deliver big-time performance in the smallest of spaces and support up to 250 t loads. These compact, solid hoists ease the burden of working with heavy loads and fulfill today’s high demands on classification and hoisting speed.

            • Safe, precise operation
              Overload protection through strain gauge load measurement, hoisting frequency inverter with a closed loop, encoder on the hoisting motor, frequency inverter controller for traveling machinery
            • Optimal use of space
              Compact design and optimal approach dimensions
            • Flexible modules
              Construction using standard components, custom configurations with the calculation software CraneMaster
            • Comes standard with selected Crane Intelligence features
            • Low maintenance costs & minimal downtime
        • Chain & Belt Hoists

              • ELECTRIC CHAIN HOISTS ATHLO chain & ATHLO chain SL

              • The ATHLO chain series, our latest generation of chain hoists, is designed for loads up to 5 t. At the launch of the new series, we are offering this model for loads up to 2.500 kg with further options to follow in the coming months.

                ATHLO chain combines high security, performance and usability with easy maintenance and a long service life. The modern design features a newly constructed interior and all-new mechanical components. ATHLO chain is easy to use and delivers top performance in different conditions.

                In addition to the standard version, ATHLO chain SL is equipped with frequency inverter for sensitive movement. ATHLO chain SL is designed for loads from 125 kg to 2,500 kg.

                • Higher durability
                  The hoist motor with its new 4:1 ratio and redesigned cooling fins provides a better cooling in order to extend the service life of the hoist. ATHLO chain offers a new design for activating the limit switch which works flawlessly both in everyday usage and different conditions.
                • Easiest maintenance
                  ATHLO chain is low maintenance because both the hoist gear and bearings are designed to last a lifetime. All components are easily accessible, and no special tools are necessary to exchange components and install spare parts.
                • Higher performance, better handling
                  The new chain bag helps the chain run quietly and smoothly thus preventing an accumulation of the chain. To ensure top quality, we build the gears with an extended speed range ourselves in house. The compact design and new upper-eye suspension produce an increased lifting height at the same suspension height.
                • Improved safety
                  The new break is designed to handle 1 million cycles or up to a lifetime with the proper handling. It responds instantly when the power is turned off. The slipping clutch has a larger diameter and additional grooves to improve the cooling effect of the gear oil and increase its overall service life. Thanks to the new suspension bracket, a push or motor trolley can be installed using a special safety pin – with no further tools required.
                • Gentle operation
                  Low noise emissions, sensitive handling of the load with frequency inverter.
              • ELECTRIC BELT HOIST ATHLO belt

              • ATHLO belt presents its advantages wherever cleanliness and safety are important. The numerous series features enable reliable and always safe operation. It can also be optimally adapted to individual requirements. In addition to the already available models with stainless steel components, further components in stainless steel will follow in the course of 2022.

                ATHLO belt is designed for the food sector, the chemical/pharmaceutical industry and for all comparable industries.

                • Optimal use of space
                  Minimal C-dimensions enable the optimal building design and the maximum use of the available working space.
                • Safety & Cleanliness
                  The high-tenacity and durable hoisting belt is ideal for applications in clean environments. The overload protection installed as standard prevents hoisting in the event of overload. Another protective device is the overheat protection, which is also installed as standard.
                • Extended offer
                  Numerous options such as frequency inverter, hot-dip galvanized trolley plates, construction elements with stainless steel components, Dynema belt and models for further loads will follow in the course of 2022.
              • HAND CHAIN BLOCK CRAFTster

              • Our hand chain blocks from the CRAFTster series handle loads up to 20,000 kg. They are robust and powerful. We offer many different design options, fixings and trolleys to support a wide range of uses.
                CRAFTster is a mobile, flexible all-rounder which easily handles a wide range of tasks.

                • Ideal use of space
                  Compact design, minimal hook dimensions, optionally with an integrated low-headroom trolley, push or chain driven trolleys available
                • Flexible in use & gentle operation
                  Independent of the power supply, easy to operate, convenient transport to the site of operation. Low own weight, easier handling with optional overload protection
                • High operational safety
                  Robust, tried-and-tested construction, high-quality interior
              • ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST CHAINster

              • Our electric chain hoists from the CHAINster series are designed for loads up to 5 t. They offer high durability and flexibility to handle various types of loads. We have designed the CHAINster series to help you ensure fast, efficient and smooth operations. In addition to the standard model, CHAINsterGT is also equipped with a cross travel frequency inverter drive, overload protection and non-contact limit switches for precise movement.

                • Optimum use of space
                  Compact design, minimal hook dimensions, space-saving trolleys
                • High operational safety
                  Emergency stop button, 48 volts contactor control, drop-stop, robust aluminum casing
                • Gentle operation
                  Low noise emissions, low load swing and smooth load movements controlled by trolley and inverter
                • Low installation & maintenance costs
                  Standardized electrical modules, comfortable access thanks to modular construction, time saving adjustment of trolley flange width
                • RoHS compliant (EU)
                  Strengthens the confidence into the product
                • Safe, rapid load handling, optimal service life
            • Light Crane Systems


                  • ProfileMaster PLUS AL is our modular light crane system made of aluminum for loads up to 2,000 kg. Its innovative connection system handles heavy loads so you can create optimal suspension distances and spans. Since all components are presorted on delivery, you get a fast overview and can match the individual parts easily. This saves valuable time in assembly.

                    Choose from six different aluminum profile types in four sizes. Two of these profiles are additionally equipped with an internal conductor line. Connection plates ensure that bolting the joints is fast and simple.

                    • High quality made in Germany
                      Highly durable material, low own weight, reduced operating noise
                    • Gentle load handling
                      Smooth movements, easy travelling, specially designed, high-performance running wheels
                    • Tailor-made system
                      Suitable for use in building structures with low static load capacities, simple, time-saving assembly, optimized number of suspensions

                  • ProfileMaster PLUS ST offers highly flexible planning options and is designed for loads up to 2,000 kg. Compatible components and optimized suspensions ensure a first-time assembly in record speed. You can later extend or modify the system as you need in minimal time.

                    Choose from seven different steel profile types in five sizes for various loads and suspension distances. Two of these profiles are additionally equipped with an internal conductor line. All profiles are cold-formed and powder-coated, which makes them very rigid.

                    • Flexible design options
                      Wide range of profiles, Chain@Master – online configuration tool for standard systems, easy modification and extension options
                    • Low maintenance costs
                      Long service life, premium, robust profiles, set of highly compatible components
                    • Fast assembly
                      Reduced profile weight, optimized suspensions and connections, profiles that can be bolted together quickly and easily
                  • SLEWING JIB CRANE VECTO jib

                  • Our slewing jib cranes from the VECTO jib series are designed for loads from 125 up to 2.000 kg. At the launch of the new series, we are offering VECTO jib as wall and pillar mounted slewing jib cranes in three different designs.

                    We offer VECTO jib wall and pillar mounted slewing jib cranes with:

                    • over braced ProfileMaster PLUS light crane profile made of steel
                    • under braced I profile
                    • over braced I profile

                    VECTO jib is quick and easy to assemble. The series can be equipped with all ATHLO chain electric chain hoists and CRAFTster manual chain hoists. VECTO jib can be used in numerous industries and work environments.

                    Further variants with ProfileMaster PLUS light crane profiles made of aluminium will follow in the near future.

                • Controlling/Monitoring

                      • CRANE INTELLIGENCE

                      • Crane Intelligence provides optional features for smart electronic monitoring and control to make operating a crane safer and more user-friendly.

                        • EXTENDED SPEED RANGE
                        • MICRO SPEED
                        • SLACK ROPE PREVENTION
                        • INCHING
                        • RESTRICTED LOAD
                        • SWAY CONTROL
                        • LOAD FLOATING
                        • SHOCK LOAD PREVENTION
                        • TANDEM
                        • SYNCHRONIZATION
                        • CRANES IN TANDEM
                      • HOIST MONITORING OMNI control / NovaMaster

                      • The hoist monitoring systems NovaMaster and the digitally networked successor OMNI control collect and process all parameters of hoist operation. All information can be read out via display or by using a mobile app. This includes, but it is not limited to:

                        • faults and warnings
                        • data about hoist condition (SWP hoist, brake and contactors)
                        • information about hoist usage (load, runtime, overload incidents, temperature, number of emergency stops, overtemperature, etc.)

                        In other words, the days of worrying about inaccurate or time-consuming calculations for the annual inspection of your crane systems are history.

                        SWF X-Link complements the NovaMaster hoist monitoring. The app clearly visualizes all NovaMaster parameters on the user’s mobile phone on factory floor level. To work with the app, NovaMaster simply needs to be equipped with a hardware module with antenna for wireless transmission and an adapter cable.

                        • Continuous monitoring
                          Hoist monitoring, permanent SWP calculations, overload protection
                        • Minimal downtime
                          Relevant crane data can be read quickly from the display
                        • Safe working conditions
                          Monitoring of safetyrelevant hoist components and operation parameters such as brakes, contactors, etc
                      • FREQUENCY INVERTER VARIO control / TravelMaster

                      • VARIO control and TravelMaster enable stepless speed adjustments for long and cross travel drives.

                        The frequency inverter controller ensures gentle operation. Simply put, that means less wear and tear, lower maintenance costs and shorter service periods.

                        • Precision work under load
                          Low-sway moving, stepless speed adjustment
                        • Gentle operation
                          Smooth start and stop is gentle on gears and wheels and reduces wear on wheels and rails
                        • Lower maintenance costs & less scheduled downtime
                          Longer-lasting wheels and rails and minimal wear on breaks means less maintenance as well as a significant drop in maintenance costs and used materials
                      • RADIO REMOTE CONTROL RadioMaster

                      • With the remote controls from our RadioMaster series, crane operators flexibly control and monitor long and cross travel along with various other features. Crane operators profit from a greater range of movement. This facilitates everyday steps in the job and makes operating the crane as a whole so much simpler.

                        • Room to move
                          Flexibly crane operators control the crane from a safe location – without cumbersome cables in the way
                        • Robust design
                          Highly durable housing and controls, vibration protection for the receiver, long-life rechargeable batteries, fast charger with back-up rechargeable battery
                        • Versatile usage
                          Load data in display, push-button and joystick controls, multiple crane or hoist operation (e.g. in tandem or as master/slave), suitable for monitoring other features as well
                    • Crane Components

                          • CRANE COMPONENTS CraneKits

                          • Our CraneKits for NOVA electric wire rope hoists support loads up to 80 t. Thanks to their highly modular design, you can flexibly create optimal crane solutions for the specific application and building structure of each client. Innovative, high-quality monitoring and control units, such as frequency inverter technologies, and various other options can be added easily at any time.

                            • Effective planning and calculation with our crane configuration software, CraneMaster
                            • Economical and efficient; one-stop shop for all components
                            • Highly compatible, pre-assembled, pre-wired electric components
                            • Fast, simple assembly
                          • CRANE COMPONENTS End carriages

                          • Our robust, long-life overhead crane end carriages are available as top running and underrunning versions and designed for single and double girder cranes.

                            • Modular construction
                              Flexible use of components
                            • Individual colors
                              Primed or coated in your client’s preferred color – directly from the factor
                            • Various possibilities to connect the end carriages to the crane bridge
                            • Vast options available, including crash or storm protection, guide rollers, bogie design options, and more
                          • CRANE COMPONENTS Traveling machinery

                          • All of our traveling machinery come standard with powerful frequency inverter motors for extremely sensitive, gentle traveling.

                            • Standard frequency inverter motors with overheat protection
                            • Plug connection on the motor (except in large motor series)
                            • Gentle, precisely positioned long and cross travel
                        • Explosion Proof

                              • ELECTRIC WIRE ROPE HOIST NOVAex

                              • The NOVAex series for loads up to 80 t fulfills the highest European and international safety standards. Our products can be used in zones 1 and 2 for gas protection as well in zones 21 and 22 for dust protection.

                                NOVAex features a compact design, minimal hook dimensions and the best approach dimensions available on the market. Its extra-large diameter of the rope drum is gentle on the load-bearing rope. Plus, the breaks and the lubrication of the hoist gear are designed to last a lifetime.

                                • ATEX and IECEx certification
                                • Control panels with robust housings for use in various zones and different types of ignition protection, for example, increased safety “e” and pressure-resistant encapsulation “d”
                                • Potential equalization of all conductive components
                                • Grounding cables are factory-mounted and ready for operation
                                • Robust, enclosed housing for hoist gear and hoist gear limit switch
                                • Control pendant with robust housing and two-stage rocker switches
                                • Specially designed hoist motors for different classes of protection
                                • Load hooks (optionally with bronze coating) and running wheels (optionally available in solid brass) for optimal spark protection
                              • ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST ATHLO chain EX Zone 22

                              • CHAINsterEX electric chain hoists are designed for use in zone 22 (dust protection) and meet the highest safety standards. This series is available in three different sizes for loads up to 2,500 kg.

                                CHAINsterEX balances many different requirements with ease. It is based on the CHAINster standard model and features the same long-lasting durability and flexible usage.

                                • Explosion protection with a design based on stringent ATEX guidelines
                                • Optimal safety through a surface temperature limit of maximum 120 degree Celsius in an ambient temperature of 40 degrees and the highest dust classification
                                • Dual temperature monitoring as safety protection
                                • Based on our standard model of the electric chain hoist CHAINster with the same durability, flexibility and load-bearing capacity
                                • Optimal use of space through compact design, optimal approach dimensions and space-saving trolleys
                              • ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST SKex

                              • The SKex series for loads up to 5,000 kg meet the highest European and international safety standards. Our products can be used in zones 1 and 2 for gas protection as well in zones 21 and 22 for dust protection.

                                SKex is reliable and built to last with low maintenance, wear and tear. With SKex, implementing explosion-proof crane systems with very specific requirements is no problem.

                                • Robust housing and components
                                • Custom configurations
                                • Compact design and optimal approach dimensions
                                • Explosion-proof control panel
                                • Contactor control with main contactor and transformer
                                • Motor and break with pressure-resistant encapsulation (Ex d) and temperature control through a PTC thermistor
                                • Slipping clutch as overload protection
                              • HAND CHAIN BLOCK CRAFTsterEX

                              • CRAFTsterEX hand chain blocks are safe, reliable and long lasting. They carry loads up to 20,000 kg in atmospheres with highly flammable mixtures of gas and air or in dusty air in zones 1 and 2 as well as 21 and 22.

                                CRAFTsterEX is a mobile, flexible all-rounder which easily handles a wide range of tasks in challenging environments and conditions.

                                • Ideal use of space thanks to the compact design and minimal hook dimensions
                                • Easy operation
                                • Flexible usage, independent of the power supply
                                • Easy transport to the site of operation
                                • High-safety operation
                                • Robust, tried-and-tested construction
                                • High-quality interior
                              • Title

                              • Our CraneKitEX offers all components – with the exception of the crane bridge – that you need to build a custom crane for use in zones 1 and 2 (gas protection) and zones 21 and 22 (dust protection). The components are highly modular, pre-assembled and easy to install.

                                • Safe, reliable compatibility among all components
                                • Fast assembly
                                • Flexible customization options