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Lodestar BGV-C1 Series
Electric Chain Motor

The Lodestar BGV-C1 Series meets the BGV-C1 German regulation for entertainment rigging. Available with fixed or variable speed, the Lodestar BGV-C1 can be adapted to reach a System Integrity Level 3 (SIL3).*


Capacities: 250 to 1000 kg

Standard Lift: 60 feet (other lifts available)

Speeds: 16 to 100 feet/min.

Electro-Mechanical Double Brakes

5 Pocket Lift Wheel
for quiet & smooth operation.

68 dB Operational Noise
a result of the Double Brake System.

Precision machined gears
heat treated for strength and durability.

Internal Chain Guide
PVC black coated for quieter operation.

Low Voltage Control
110 Volt for long cable runs without voltage drop. 24 & 48 Volt optional.

Duty Cycle
H-4 duty rated for heavy duty application.
2M+ FEM class. 50% Duty Cycle or 300 on/off per hour.

10:1 Mechanical Design Factor

Underload Protecion
with load cell installed.

Modular Multi-Pin Conncetor
with multi-wire shielded cable.

4 Position Limit Switch
with active spring micro-switch.

Built-In PLC for safety function monitoring, brake and limit switch integrity, load cell reading, overload and underload settings.


Overload Protection: rated operational range between 125 and 150/160%. Clutch is outside the load path when disconnected from power.

Durable & Lightweight Cast Aluminum Housing. Black powder coated finish for low visibility.

Metric Rated

Load Chain designed and manufactured by Columbus McKinnon. Zinc plated to protect against corrosion. Black phosphate finish optional.

The Industry's Best Lifetime Warranty

Meets or Exceeds World Standards: meets German Regulation BGV-C1.


Chain Bag: easy-to-mount cloth type bags.

Chain Stop: mounted on load chain to prevent overtravel.

Load Cell: built in on the suspension hook.

* SIL3 requires a BGV-C1 SIL3 certified controller not included.

Regulation & Standards: the Lodestar BGV-C1 meets or exceeds the most stringent standards for lifting equipment around the world, including the following: ASME B30.16; ASME HST-1; EC Machine Directive 2006/42 EC; Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC; EC EMC Directive 89/336/EEC; FEM 9.511; FEM 9.671; FEM 9.811; FEM 9.683; FEM 9.941; FEM 9.755; EN 12100-1 :2003; EN 12100-2 :2003; EN 60204-1 :2006; EN 349 :1993; EN 60204-32 :1998; EN 55011 :2009; EN 55014 :2006; DIN 568-3; EN ISO 13857 :2008 ; EN 14492-2 :2007; DIN 56950; BS 7905-1; BS 7906-1; CEN 15902 (ex CEN CWA 25); VPLT SR2.0; BGV-C1; EN 818-7 :2008-07

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