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Hoist Monitors

Product Overview

New HoistWatch offered by R&M 

The HoistWatch is a condition monitoring unit that records key operational functions of the Spacemaster® SX wire rope hoist. 

The HoistWatch is a standard feature for Spacemaster® SX2, SX3, SX4 and SX5 single hoist with a P5 motor or smaller.

Key Condition Monitoring Parameters:

  • Number of starts (hoisting and lowering)
  • Running time (hoisting and lowering)
  • Hoist brake wear supervision (number of  braking operations)

 - Warning given when preprogrammed # of operations is exceeded (adjustable)

  • Control counter (number of directional contactor operations)

- Warning given when preprogrammed # of operation is exceeded (adjustable)

  • Power on time (# of hours HoistWatch has been energized)
  • Number of overloads lifted

For more information on the HoistWatch, please refer to the June 2016 Spacemaster® SX Wire Rope Hoist Technical Guide.

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About Hoist Monitors

The HoistMonitor® assists in the safe operation, maintenance and performance of the hoist and crane by constantly monitoring and recording selected functions. The HoistMonitor is a standard feature for Spacemaster SX6, SX7, and SX5 with a P6 motor or larger.

R&M Material Handling is now offering the HoistMonitor® as part of the option list for its RX and QX quick delivery programmes, to improve end-user efficiency.


Three HoistMonitor® configurations are available
The basic HoistMonitor®; HoistMonitor® Select and HoistMonitor® Elite.

In addtion, various options are available for each of the configurations. Refer to the Spacemaster® SX Wire Rope Hoist Technical Guide for detailed function descriptions. The HoistMonitor® Select and the HoistMonitor® Elite can be used individually or jointly to provide customized functionality.


The basic functions of the HoistMonitor are

  • Overload protection
  • Run and fault supervision
  • Ensuring hoist starts and stops in slow speed
  • Sudden loading supervision 


Additional functions of the HoistMonitor Select are:

  • All functions of the basic HoistMonitor
  • Safe-working-period percentage (SWP %)
  • Number of hoist starts - both directions
  • Hours of hoist run time - both directions
  • Hoist cycle counter
  • Mean load calculation
  • Brake safe-working-period percentage

The HoistMonitor Select functions allow for more efficient planning and scheduling of preventative maintenance and repairs.


Additional functions of the HoistMonitor Elite are:

  • All functions of the basic HoistMonitor
  • Common hoist supervision - simultaneous hoist starts / stops
  • Intermediate load limit settings (3 step)
  • Summing overload protection
  • CAN bus
  • The HoistMonitor® Elite is only used when two or more hoists
  • (5 maximum) operate together. 



  • Slack rope supervision
  • Bridge-mounted load display
  • Overload indication light and / or horn
  • Bridge / trolley run time
  • LCD display available on an optional RaCon® Series II Radio Control