The mid-range M Series from Vortek includes a free-standing controller designed for new M Series hoists. The controller features a touchscreen to allow for navigation and set up of movements, as well as direct position control to create, save, and modify presets such as hoist speed, acceleration, deceleration, and target speeds. All hoist movements are initiated with the pushbutton and joystick, and the screen displays the current position and target position for each hoist. In the event of an emergency stop, a centrally located E-Stop button is on the face of the controller. The controller is housed in a rugged steel casing and stand that protects electrical components from damage. Hoists can run at variable speeds and have presetting, targeting, load sensing, among other features.