Product Spotlight – Demag DC-PRO Chain Hoists

demag hoist DC-Pro heavy duty chain hoist in Canada

Product Spotlight – Demag DC-PRO Chain Hoists

The DC-Pro chain hoist is a fully-featured, highly versatile chain hoist, which can be installed and put into service in minimum time. With many built-in features, this hoist has a very high value to price ratio.

DC-Pro chain hoist from Demag
demag hoist DC-Pro heavy duty chain hoist in Canada

High-performance equipment

With this hoist the “extra” features are standard and so are two lifting speeds. With a 24V control, operating limit switches in upper and lower range, an elapsed operating time counter, this hoist has all the premium features built-in.

It also features:

  • Aluminium housing components with powder coating,
  • Duty factor: 60% (40/20), 360 starts/hour,
  • Signals for applications with three motion axes,
  • Suitable for tandem operation,
  • Comprehensive selection of finely graded load capacities up to 5,000 kg,
  • Suspension brackets for improved C dimension (for sizes DC 1–10).

Long service life

  • Gearbox, brake and slipping clutch are maintenance-free for up to 10 years (DC-Pro 10–25 brake for up to 5 years),
  • Low-wear brake thanks to regenerative braking,
  • Brake adjustment is not necessary,
  • No load dropping thanks to slipping clutch arranged in front of the brake in the load-bearing arrangement,
  • Reduced chain wear thanks to 1/1 reeving for loads up to 1,000 kg,
  • Robust cylindrical-rotor motor with fan and separate DC brake,
  • No brake bonding thanks to double encapsulated brake.

High operating reliability

  • Standard requirements satisfied for functional safety,
  • No continuous slipping thanks to slipping clutch with automatic cut-out,
  • 24 V contactor control with internal “tri-state” signal transfer,
  • Chain hoist and travel drive feature IP 55 enclosure, insulation class F,
  • Automatic braking if the control system fails.

Optimum egonomics

  • Height-adjustable DSC/DSC-S control pendants with low-fatigue actuation force,
  • Control cable length and control pendant position can be adjusted to meet specific needs on site
    (without any need for wiring),
  • Pivoting suspension bracket enables the chain hoist to be attached when the trolley has been fitted.


  • “Plug & Lift” and “Plug & Drive” for all electrical connections,
  • Elapsed operating time counter, status and error messages shown on display,
  • Infrared diagnostic interface with IDAPSY software (to read out and manage specific data),
  • Service cover for rapid access to plug connections, strain relief arrangements, collector for 3 m control cable and chain drive,
  • Chain lubrication through lubrication opening in the chain guide for improved lubrication between links (sizes DC 1–10).
  • Reduced downtimes as chain drive can be replaced without dismantling motor or gearbox parts.

Download the technical specifications for the Demag DC-Pro Chain Hoist here.


  • 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

Information available 24/7

  • Whenever you want
  • Up-to-date information
  • Product description
  • Technical data
  • Circuit diagrams
  • Documents

Use our vast product knowledge to your benefit
and let us help you select the right system for your job.

We are Canada’s leading supplier of high-performance lifting solutions, offering quick delivery and installation times backed by the industry’s best warranty. Contact us today to arrange a consultation, (204) 837 8367 or Toll Free at 1 888 317 8880.

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