DCS-Pro chain hoist

The DCS-Pro chain hoist offers high efficiency and reliability to ensure maximum precision in assembly operations – for gently and safely lifting, lowering and positioning valuable and sensitive parts. Thanks to almost double rated speed in the partial load range, lifting motions can be performed very quickly. What other benefits does it offer?

  • Variable speed over the entire load spectrum
  • Exceptionally fine control at slow speed
  • Up to 90% higher speeds for reduced loads thanks to its Pro-Hub function
  • Load capacities up to 3,200 kg

Fully featured with no need for extras

  • Many features already included as standard

Convenient operation

  • Automatic switchover to creep lifting speed before the upper/lower limit positions are reached
  • Lifting speed, acceleration and braking ramp can be simply modified via the control unit
  • Infinitely variable speed control for lifting and lowering motions over the entire load range
  • Variable long and cross-travel speeds when used with E11- E34 travel drives

High safety and reliability

  • Gentle starting and precise positioning thanks to particularly fine control at low speeds
  • Acceleration and braking ramps to reduce load sway
  • Increased safety by means of motor temperature monitoring

Versatile performance

  • Creep lifting speed from 0.15 m/min (DCS 1)
  • Gentle positioning and fast travel in one, thanks to a 1:100 control ratio
  • Pro-Hub function for up to 90% higher nominal speed for partial load or no-load operations
  • Wide voltage range input 380–480 V/50–60 Hz

Optimised safety

  • Improved safety and reliability thanks to 24 V control voltage and operating limit switches
  • Cut-off on overload thanks to speed-monitored slipping clutch
  • No load sinking thanks to brake/coupling system

Optimised efficiency

  • Installation and commissioning in a mimimum of time
  • Fast and ergonomic height adjustment of the control pendant without the need for any additional wiring
  • Rapid access to all important plug-and-socket connections, height adjustment of the control pendant and chain lubrication thanks to pivoting service cover
  • Elapsed operating time counter and diagnosis interface
  • Interchangeable chain drive can be quickly and easily replaced without the need to remove motor or gearbox parts
  • High flexibility thanks to complete features
  • Gearbox, brake and slipping clutch are maintenance-free for up to 10 years

Ergonomic operation

  • Simple commissioning and service thanks to plug-&-lift and plug-&-drive connections
  • Fatigue-free operation thanks to ergonomic, plug-in DSC-S control pendant
  • Flexibility as standard thanks to two sizes of suspension bracket
  • Fast and simple installation thanks to infinitely variable adjustment of trolleys to the flange width0.


DCS-Pro chain hoist: variable lifting speeds

LCChain hoist
FEMLifting speed
at 50/60 Hz
path [m]
Weight for chain length
[kg]DCS-Pro  VSratedVSmax1) 5m8m
8011/14m0.15-30305 and 82)2527
1.250101Am0.04-475 and 85458
1.600102/13m0.06-6115 and 86872
2.000102/12m+*)0.06-6115 and 86872
2.500101Am5 and 86872

LC: Load capacity

1) Maximum lifting speed in the partial load range/without load

2) Longer hook paths on request

*) 2m+ corresponds to 1,900 hours at full load


  • Low-voltage control pendant thanks to 24 V contactor control system
  • Safety-related functions satisfy at least Performance Level c and Category 2 to EN ISO 13849-1

Minimum load sway

  • Smooth cross-travel starting and braking motions for low-sway load handling
  • Speeds and acceleration/braking rates can be modified by means of the control pendant, if required

Long service life

  • Generously specified gearbox. 2m+ (1,900 hours) for main load capacities and up to 4m (6,300 hours) for demanding applications
  • All sub-assemblies of the chain hoist are rated for a long service life, even under the most demanding conditions

Temperature range

  • Reliable operation from -20 °C to +45 °C without any reduction in the duty factor
  • Operation also possible up to 60 °C and more


  • Length of control cable or position of control pendant can be adjusted without the need for any wiring
  • Length of control cable that is not needed can be stored under the service cover

High-performance motor

  • Hoist motor has large safety reserves to provide for reliable operation for many years
  • Can be used for switching cycles way beyond usual market levels

Pro-Hub function

  • Up to 90% higher rated lifting speed in reduced load range

Easy to service

  • Gearbox & slipping clutch maintenance-free for up to 10 years
  • Brake maintenance-free for up to 10 years (up to 5 years for DC 10–25)
  • Simple and rapid maintenance and repair of individual components thanks to the modular chain hoist design – cuts any downtime to a minimum

Variable speeds

  • Valuable and sensitive parts can be moved and positioned more smoothly and reliably
  • Variable button characteristic like a car accelerator pedal

Status display

  • Display for elapsed operating time counter and operating statuses
  • Always up-to-date for service purposes

Slipping clutch monitoring

  • Harmful continuous slipping eliminated thanks to speed monitoring
  • Reliable protection against extreme overload
  • Load securely held in any operating situation and cannot drop while hoist is at standstill, since brake is arranged in front of the slipping clutch in load-bearing arrangement

Low noise level

  • Reduced operating noise thanks to helical gearing in all gearbox stages
  • Smooth running characteristics thanks to high-quality gearing

Online product configurator

  • Easy to use
  • Specify products to meet your needs
  • Save your configuration
  • Immediate results
  • Online ordering via Demag Shop

CAD geometry data

  • Configure 2D or 3D geometry data online in many file formats
  • 3D PDF for rapid view without CAD program

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