The Automatic Hook of the Future
Much more than a Lifting Hook for cranes
With the evo range of lifting hooks for cranes, elebia, the market leader in automatic lifting solutions will boost the safety and productivity of your cranes. The patented evo automatic hooks range from the 2.5 tons capacity of the evo2 crane hook to 25 tons capacity and allow you to hook on and release any load remotely.
The patented safety hook is equipped with a magnet in its lower section. When the magnet is close to the load, it attracts and correctly positions the sling. The operator pushes the control button, the hook closes, catches the ring and lifts the load without any additional handling.
The automatic crane hook works with cable slings, chains slings, master links, textile slings and even big bags. And with the unique elebia automatic hook, you will be able to pick up and release loads remotely, avoiding any handling and moving, minimising risks, enhancing safety and increasing productivity.
How it works
The evo automatic lifting hooks lift and release the load remotely.
The remote controlled crane hooks generate a magnetic field that
- attracts the rigging gear or lifting accessory
- orientates it
- and centres it.
The operator then presses the “close” button on the remote control to automatically close the lifting hooks for cranes, without any manual intervention, and operating remotely from a safe distance.
A sensor in the magnet indicates when the ring is in position. All this information is recorded in the eMAX remote control that acts as a hub gathering all the information and recording all the activity of the hook.
We’ve redesigned the high capacity battery to improve efficiency and minimise energy consumption of the hook. The battery is fully charged in 3 hours, and allows up to 5,000 cycles or 250 hours in standby mode.
The new gearmotor allows you to release up to 20 kg. (40.09 lbs.) There will be no more problems with heavy rigging and with the precise electronic torque control, you can adjust the release limit. It is also clutch protected from overloads.
Designed to work in the toughest conditions (steelworks, ports, low temperatures) and built with the best materials. WELDOX body of high strength steel, forged hook type T or V.
Fail-safe Designed Lifting Hooks for Cranes
The evo range of lifting hooks for cranes was designed to enhance safety and increase productivity. It is designed under a fail-safe principle. Most importantly, the automatic hook CAN NOT drop a suspended load. This is a feature of all our designs, geometrically fail-safe, without any sensors or electric components.
The innovative position encoder has been integrated into the evo5, evo10, evo20 and evo25 lifting hooks for cranes. As a result, this represents an added safety element in all lifting operations. The encoder highlights a technical upgrade of our remote hooks, as it allows to know the exact angular position of the hook at any given moment thanks the information relayed to the eMAX remote control.
This important feature comes in very handy in operations where the operator can not see the hook’s position. The automatic hook’s status is displayed on the eMAX remote control, transmitting real time information to the operator.
With the position encoder and the eMAX remote control, the user is always aware of the hook’s status (open/closed) and is informed with the buzzer/vibrator and display features of the eMAX if the load is not placed correctly on the safety hook. (e.g. tip of the hook)
With the specifications of this advanced feature, the chances of impacts are reduced, the life-span of the motor and clutch increase and most importantly, safety is enhanced in all lifting operations.
The position encoder can be retrofitted into older units of the complete range of evo lifting hooks for cranes (*except for versions with a spring loaded latch)
The complete range of automatic crane hooks can be upgraded with a load cell to weigh the load that is being lifted. This cargo cell is precise, reliable, compact and fully integrated into the safety hook, representing no increase in weight or dimensions of the unit. The load cell is recommended for preventing overloads and for load control. Load cells can also be retrofitted into older models of our hooks.
The load cell in combination with the eMAX remote control transforms all of our crane hooks into a precise weighing scale with advanced features.
The elebia crane hooks come with a unique magnetic system, formed by 32 neodymium permanent magnets. These magnets are placed in a precise configuration that generate an oriented magnetic field with 3 functions: attract, centre and orient the masterlink. This basic component, which is present in all our remote hooks, is what allows the remote engage of loads.
Some other options are available to be configured:
Simply open and close the automatic crane hooks or receive real-time information of weight, battery level, and other values of the lifting and manoeuvring operation.
Just like our NEO20 and NEO50 lifting hooks and C5 and eTrack lifting clamps, the automatic crane hook can be paired to the eMAX, eMINI and/or eINST installable remote controls.
An acoustic alarm can be configured if wanted, and it will activate itself under the following scenarios:
- In case of exceeding the load capacity of the hook.
- If case of exceeding the pre-set weight limit of the Warning of the eMAX remote control, set in Settings -> Emax -> Scale -> Alarms -> Warning (On) -> Value -> 0.
In both cases, the acoustic alarm will deactivate itself automatically once the excess weight is amended.
It should be noted that the firmware version of the eMax must be at least version B02064, otherwise this feature can not be activated
NEW Bumper with LEDs
With safety always in mind, the new evo5-evo20 Bumper which protects the hooks from impacts now also carries a LED status indicator, which shows the lifting hook’s status at all times with a 4 colour colour-code scheme visible from the operator’s position.
Built from flexible silicone rubber with 70 shore A hardness, rigid and durable enough to absorb multiple and heavy impacts.
The bumper with LEDs can work from temperature ranges of -40ºC to 200ºC / -40ºF to 392ºF
Reinforced battery cover.
The new evo5 to evo20 bumper with LEDs can be retrofitted into older units and has a very simple installation.
It is NOT valid for the evo2 automatic hook or hooks with counterbalance.
evo5-evo20 BumperThe bumper for the automatic lifting hooks is the perfect shock absorber that protects the safety hooks from impacts, scratches and day-to-day wear. Built from flexible silicone rubber with 70 shore A hardness, rigid and durable enough to absorb multiple and heavy impacts. The bumper can withstand temperature ranges of -40ºC to 200ºC / -40ºF to 392ºF Reinforced battery slot protection to prevent the battery from accidentally falling. The evo5 to evo20 bumper can be retrofitted into older units and has a very simple installation. It is NOT valid for the evo2 automatic hook or hooks with counterbalance.
The standard automatic hook units are rugged, designed and built to work in almost
every industry. For special environments, you have the following options:
C5M Painting and AISI components.
Offshore Wind Turbines, Onboard Cranes, Buoys
DNV 2.22 certification for Offshore lifting appliances.
Offshore Wind Turbines, Onboard Cranes
Units with IECEx certification for zones 1 & 21 according to European Directive 2014/34/EU and IECEx international standards.
IECEx certification to work on sites classified as zone 1 & zone 21 according to the European Directive 99/92/EC and IECEx international standards.
Operations in potentially explosive atmospheres
Oil & Gas, Mining & Chemical
Heat shield that protects the automatic hook and its electronic components from radiated heat and extended temperature working range.
Operations where the automatic hooks are subject to extremely elevated temperatures and radiated heat
Our products certify with the following regulatory standards
|ASME B30.10-2009||UNE-EN 60204-1:2007||D89/391/EEC|
|ASME B30.20-2010||UNE-EN 61000-6-4:2007||D89/654/EEC|
|UNE-EN 1050||UNE-EN 61000-6-2:2006||D89/655/EEC|
|UNE-EN 1677-1:2001 + A1:2009||UNE-EN ISO12100:2012||D89/656/EEC|
|UNE-EN 1677-2:2001 + A1:2008||EN 10204 3.1.B||D92/58/EEC 9a|
Directive on Machine Safety (D2006/42/EC).
EMC Directive (2014/30/EU).
Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU).
Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU).
Assurance of Production Quality in accordance with ISO9001.
DNV 2.22 Certified (evo5 / evo10 / evo20).
ARIB Construction Design Certification Number 203-JN0689.
FCC Identifier 2ACLHEVO for Equipment Class: Digital Transmission System.
Each mechanism is delivered with the CE stamp and a declaration of CE conformity.
elebia is a member of F.E.M. (European Federation of Materials Handling).