The Japanese events and entertainment service provider Shimizu Octo has just invested in a ChainMaster mobile chain hoist controller along with eight ChainMaster VarioLift 500kg hoists (speed: 1-19m/min.) and four VarioLift 250kg hoists (1-24 m/min), in each case. The system was used for the first time for the "Mr. Children – Dome Tour 2005" in Japan.

The VarioLift offers maximum precision and reproducibility in the positioning of chain hoists. It is based on an integrated vector-controlled frequency converter, supplied by a high-impulse incremental encoder, and operates with a positional accuracy of 0.2 millimetres.

ChainMaster's VarioLift range includes models for loads ranging from 125kg to 6.300kg conforming to the BGV-C1 standard.