PowerAssist® Hoist

Tired of heavy counterweights and long climbs to the loading gallery? Convert your manual rigging sets to an automated system simply and economically with PowerAssist®  With a compact design the PowerAssist is the perfect way to automate your lighting sets.  With the SceneControl® motion control consoles you set target positions and write cues for complete productions. With PowerAssist you can integrate with a simple push button to replace your rope lock.

The J.R. Clancy Advantage

  • Safety—The PowerAssist motor handles the out-of-balance load for you and you will no longer need to load and adjust the counterbalancing weights.
  • Ease of Automation—PowerAssist single axis units are compact and easily installed under your exisiting locking rail. The winch takes the place of an existing floor block and rope lock and can be placed between two manual sets on 6” (152 mm) centers.
  • Complete Control—All control stations are equipped with key operated switches so you can prevent unauthorized use. PowerAssist hoists can also be used with SceneControl motion control consoles allowing written cues for productions.
  • Versatility—PowerAssist hoist operates at a speed of 25 fpm (0.13 m/s), with a system capacity of 0 – 2,000 lb (0 – 907 kg), without the need to adjust weights.

Ordering Information

Model Speed Capacity HP Travel Weight
018-PA Single Purchase 25 fpm 2,000 lb 1.5 65′ 750 lb ea.
018-PADP Double Purchase 25 fpm 2,000 lb 1.5 65′ 750 lb ea.

All units are supplied with hoist, push-button controller, and drive line. Double purchase units include a replacement arbor and head block.

PowerAssist requires 3 phase power at 208, 230, or 460 VAC. Please confirm the voltage with your Wenger | J.R. Clancy representative at time of ordering (380 and 575 VAC and 50 Hz hoists are available for international projects).


  • SureTarget provides four user-programmed preset positions for repeatable, accurate stops.
  • SureTarget 10 and SceneControl 5000 Series may also be used to control PowerAssist hoists.

Please call your Wenger | J.R. Clancy representative so we can thoroughly understand your needs in order to provide the best solution and estimate.