24 May In April the Institution for Statutory Accident Insurance & Prevention ( Berufsgenossenschaft VBG) published BGV-C1 (which started life as. Motorised chain hoists with an innovative and unusually flexible feature set, meeting the highest demands of safety in accordance with BGV C1, DIN and. Der vorliegende Text ist eine Übersetzung der deutschen BGV C1 in Englisch. Rechtlich verbindlich ist die deutsche Originalversion. This booklet is an English .

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About us RSS feeds Links. Advertise with us Terms and conditions Site Map. This is because in theatres hoists are often used to move loads over performers on stage and then hold them in place. It has increasingly become the standard to which entertainment industries in other countries work.

Talking about slack chain prevention, it is not necessary to include slack chain detection in any single hoist but essential if loads are guided in a frame or tower where they could jam or if many hoists carry the same load, especially in case of bad visibility.

Brakes are not why you drop loads. There is no common sense there. But as worldwide market demand rose, Columbus McKinnon needed to offer it on a worldwide basis. Newsletter sign up Online magazine sign up.

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There has to be a system to detect when the chain is slack. Eurovision song contest, To meet the I have seen a totally different approach in the US, based not on risk assessment but on product liability. Compelo Ltd Registered Office: He is also bgb the ESTA committee producing standards for both chain hoist and wire rope hoists.


Recent years have seen riggers in the entertainment industry adopting rigorous standards for hoisting. The Prolyft 2t hoist on site in Moscow’s Red Square.

The reason is that BGV-C1 has been worked out by a team of specialists out of many different branches and offices Berufsgenossenschaften, theatre people, TV and studio engineers, stage makers and many more. This is so that is two or more hoists are lifting in tandem, if one chain becomes slack, another hoist may become overloaded as it runs away with the load. It creates more problems than byv solves because in a dynamic situation you always have hoists that are almost running free.

Its criticisms, therefore, are not based on an inability to compete in the market. It is not enshrined in law – adopting BGV-C1 is entirely voluntary – but its bgf is generally required by insurance companies in Germany, and therefore it has effectively become an industry standard. Stage hoist in action.


Before joining Columbus McKinnon inBlack — who is British – worked for many years in the theatrical rigging industry. Theatre guides 24 May Black also questions the value of the time, money and effort that goes into meeting BGV-C1.

For slack chain detection, a load cell is added bfv the hook and the hoist cuts out when a slack chain is detected. In March this year it was finally concluded that it was not possible to produce a single document for both wire rope hoists and chain hoists because of differences of opinion over wording and over safety factors.


Black, however, has further criticisms. The Lodestar is the only major chain hoist brand used in the entertainment sector that uses a slipping clutch, so change is required here too to meet BGV-C1.

Verlinde hoists support De Boerderij.

There has to be a double brake. It has four position limit switches two working, two emergency.

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It corrects one of the weaknesses of BGV-C1, putting emphasis on overload monitoring leading to automatic shutdown rather than slack chain underload detection. It d1 be different for each specific requirement. A C1 hoist has a design factor of 10 to 1 instead of 5 to 1.

This work has already been in the pipeline for seven years, he says.

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bbgv A D8 chain hoist can be used to lift loads during set up, with the area underneath cleared of people. It is indeed generally much less prescriptive than the comparable European documents except with regard to such procedural criteria as inspections, documentation, training programmes and quality assurance.

Van der Moolen concludes: