Hevi-lift hoists

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Standard of Nuclear Lifting

The Hevi-lift hoist has a history over 80 years and is widely used in the nuclear industry. It is known for its long life, quiet operation, superior strength, and quality. The Hevi-lift hoist makes a perfect choice for nuclear containment as it is made from materials suitable for all reactor types. Hevi-lift hoists are used in various applications throughout a nuclear power facility; from standard lifts to safety-related, highly critical lifts.
Hevi-lift applications:

  • •    Polar crane
    •    Fuel machine
    •    Spent fuel machine
    •    Containment hatch hoist
    •    Cask crane
    •    Turbine crane

  • •    Transfer crane
    •    Upender hoist
    •    Rad waste crane
    •    Pump house crane
    •    General maintenance
    •    Dry well hoist

Features and benefits



  • Inverter on hoist, trolley, and bridge motions
  • IP / NEMA rated cubicles and motors
  • Mechanical load brake
  • Minimal zinc and aluminium
  • Ultimate block-operated limit switch
  • Standard quality ISO 9001:2008


  • Single-failure-proof model
  • Nuclear containment grade paint
  • Halogen free cabling and wiring
  • 2-speed motors and controls
  • Manual hoist or trolley operation
  • UL electrics and controls
  • Seismic qualification
  • Nuclear quality ASME NQA-1 or 10CFR50 App. B


  • Increased floor space usage with compact design
  • Maximized lifting capability due to optimized hook approaches
  • Simplify and minimize maintenance costs
  • Smooth travel and variable speeds.
  • Overload protection system
  • Nuclear quality compliant

Take no chances

The ability to any equipment, service or spare parts to the nuclear industry requires compliance with stringent regulatory and quality requirements. We have the capability to provide all equipment, service, or spare parts in compliance with these standards with our audited and approved nuclear quality control program. As a global company, Konecranes can help you stay compliant with local requirements with the combination of industry experts and localized know-how.

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