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SHOPSTAR VS (Variable Speed) Electric Chain Hoist

The CM® ShopStar VS ™ variable speed electric chain hoist is built for rugged industrial
and commercial applications where precision load control is critical. This durable hoist
features a high H4-plus duty cycle and a compact design ideal for use at workstations and
production lines. The ShopStar VS is a superior alternative to air hoists.
STANDARD FEATURES
RUGGED & DURABLE
IMPROVED SERVICEABILITY

Thermally protected hoist motor.
Rugged, cast aluminum alloy hoist
frame and body feature durable epoxy
powder-coat finish to protect against
corrosion.
SINGLE- & 3-PHASE
VOLTAGE OPTIONS

100 to 240 volt single phase, 50
to 60 Hz.208 to 240 volt 3 phase.
460 volt and 575 volt 3 phase with
optional transformer. 6-1/2 ft.
power cord with removable molded,
3-prong 115-volt plug.
LOW MAINTENANCE
Gear train lifetime lubricated with
nonoxidizing grease. Totally enclosed
hoist frame protects motor from
environmental contamination.
H4 PLUS DUTY CYCLE
With 300+ motor starts per hour
and Class F motor insulation, the
ShopStar VS outperforms the H3
rating of its major competitors.
COMPACT DESIGN
Small, compact design makes hoist
ideal for use in tight spaces and allows
for easy installation and maintenance.
5:1 DESIGN FACTOR
NEMA 4 INDUSTRIAL-RATED
CONTROL SYSTEM
OVERLOAD PROTECTION
Standard overload device protects
the hoist, operator and surrounding
structure from damaging overloads.
STANDARD RIGID-HOOK
SUSPENSION
LONG CHAIN LIFE
Durable CM Hoistaloy® Load Chain.
10-pocket,oblique-lay lift wheel for
longer chain life.
OPTIONAL FEATURES
VARIABLE CONTROLS
3-speed and 3-step infinitely variable controls
for single and 3-phase applications.
DURABLE CHAIN CONTAINERS
Impact-resistant plastic/mesh or metal chain
containers.
The CM ShopStar VS is ideal for applications in the Automotive, Heavy OEM, Utility and Energy industries.
Choose this reliable hoist for light assembly workstations
that require high speed and precision control lifting with
light rail or trolley systems. In addition, the ShopStar VS
is perfect for maintenance and repair applications
demanding accurate load control or long lifts.
SWIVEL HOOK SUSPENSION
Swivel hook suspension rotates 360° for easy
installation and positioning. Swivel hooks are
available with latch and Latchlok® latch. Lug
mount suspension is also available.

ShopStar VS Specifications
Cap.
Tons
Product code
Dimensions (in.)
Max.
Lift
Speed
(ft.)
Std.
Lift
(ft.)
Reeving
Wgt.
(lb)
2-Speeds
2-Step
Infinitely
Variable
3 Distinct Speeds
3-Step Infinitely Variable
A
B
C
D
 250 
 VS0250A1  
 VS0250A2  
 VS0250A3  
 VS0250A4  
11.06
3
2.95
3.45
63
10
1
26
 300
 VS0300A1  
 VS0300A2  
 VS0300A3  
 VS0300A4  
11.06
3
2.95
3.45
63
10
1
26
 500
 VS0500A1  
 VS0500A2  
 VS0500A3  
 VS0500A4  
11.06
3
2.95
3.45
39
10
1
26
 550
 VS0550A1  
 VS0550A2  
 VS0550A3  
 VS0550A4  
11.06
3
2.95
3.45
26
10
1
26
 600
 VS0600A1  
 VS0600A2  
 VS0600A3  
 VS0600A4  
11.94
3.58
2.36
2.87
31
10
2
28
 1000 
 VS1000A1  
 VS1000A2  
 VS1000A3  
 VS1000A4  
11.94
3.58
2.36
2.87
19
10
2
28
 1100
 VS1100A1  
 VS1100A2  
 VS1100A3  
 VS1100A4  
11.94
3.58
2.36
2.87
13
10
2
28
NOTE: Configurable codes and options available in addition to
standard products shown above. Optional transformer required
for 460-volt applications.

Universal Trolley

The Universal Trolley (UT) is designed to fit virtually all Our powered chain hoists up to 3 ton capacities.
The rugged UT is competitively priced and engineered for maximum versatility and long service life.
With 1, 2 and 3 ton (metric rated) capacities, the Universal Trolley is available as a convertible plain
unit, a geared unit ideal for precise hoist positioning, and a motorized unit that’s perfect for applications
requiring high cycling and long distance hoist travel. The plain and geared versions of the Universal Trolley
are CE Compliant, making them ideal for the global market.
BENEFITS & FEATURES
THE SMART & ECONOMICAL CHOICE
With its very attractive price, the ability to be used with a
multitude of hoists, and its long service life, the UT offers
the greatest value of any trolley on the market today.
CONVERTIBLE
Plain trolleys equipped standard with geared trackwheels
and side plate. Simply add a hand-geared kit to convert
unit to a geared trolley in the field.
LONG LIFE &LOW MAINTENANCE
Dual tread wheels fit tapered or flat beams.Wheels include
permanently lubricated shielded ball bearings for long life
and low maintenance.
EASILY ADJUSTABLE TO FIT A WIDE
RANGE OF BEAMS

The UT can be quickly and easily adjusted to fit the most
popular beam flange widths. Maximum flange width of 8-5/8."
OPERATOR SAFETY
The UT features wrap-around side plates. Drop lugs provide
additional security to improve opera
PINNED SUSPENSION BOLT
Castle nuts are pinned to ensure the bolts stay tightened,
increasing operator safety.
CORROSION RESISTANT
Zinc-plated bolts, nuts and washers along with painted frames
protect against corrosion and wear.
CSA PENDING
MACHINED TREAD WHEELS
Ensure a better fit to the beam for smoother operation
and longer life.
LIFETIME WARRANTY
Best in the industry.
PLAIN & GEARED
UT plain trolleys allow for manual positioning of hoist and load, while geared units are ideal for applications
where precise positioning is required. CM UT geared trolleys feature standard hand chain drop in proportion to
a 20-foot-lift hoist.
MOTORIZED
CM UT motorized trolleys are best for applications requiring high cycling and long-distance hoist travel.
SPEED
15, 35 and 75 FPM traverse speed.
AC POWER SUPPLY
208-230/460 3-60 HZ. Single-speed, three-phase controls standard.
NEMA 3R WEATHER PROOFING
EASY ACCESS CONTROL BOX
Control box design allows the entire cover to be removed for easy access to components. Control box case has a
white background for increased visibility when wiring up the panel or making adjustments to controls.
CONVENIENT TOOL TRAY
Electrical panel cover can be used as a tray to hold tools when repairing or servicing on the hoist.
SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR DRAWING ON UNIVERSAL TROLLEY

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PRICING FOR SHOPSTAR VS ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST
(2-Step & 2-Step Infinitely Variable)
Product Code
Rated
Cap.
(lbs.)
No.
of
Chains
Std.
Lift
(ft.)
Max.
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Wgt.
(lbs.)
Price
2 Distinct
Speeds
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
rolley
 VS0250A1
 250  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0300A1
 300  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0500A1
 500  
 1  
 10  
 39  
 30  
 VS0550A1
 550  
 1  
 10  
 26  
 30  
 VS0600A1
 600  
 2  
 10  
 31  
 38  
 VS1000A1
 1000  
 2  
 10  
 20  
 38  
 VS1100A1
 1100  
 2  
 10  
 13  
 38  
For models with 2 Distinct Speeds, please advise speed preference for low speed & fast speed. Fast speed cannot exceed
maximum lifting speed.
Product Code
Rated
Cap.
(lbs.)
No.
of
Chains
Std.
Lift
(ft.)
Max.
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Wgt.
(lbs.)
Price
2-Step
Infinitely
Variable
Rigid
Hook
Universal
Plain
Trolley
Universal
Geared
Trolley
Universal
Motorized
rolley
 VS0250A2  
 250  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0300A2  
 300  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0500A2  
 500  
 1  
 10  
 39  
 30  
 VS0550A2  
 550  
 1  
 10  
 26  
 30  
 VS0600A2  
 600  
 2  
 10  
 31  
 38  
 VS1000A2  
 1000  
 2  
 10  
 20  
 38  
 VS1100A2  
 1100  
 2  
 10  
 13  
 38  
For models with 2-Step infinitely variable control please advise slow speed preference.

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PRICING FOR SHOPSTAR VS ELECTRIC CHAIN HOIST
(3-Step & 3-Step Infinitely Variable)
Product Code
Rated
Cap.
(lbs.)
No.
of
Chains
Std.
Lift
(ft.)
Max.
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Wgt. (lbs.)
Price
3 Distinct
Speeds
Rigid Hook
Universal Plain Trolley
Universal Geared Trolley
Universal Motorized Trolley
 VS0250A3
 250  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0300A3
 300  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0500A3
 500  
 1  
 10  
 39  
 30  
 VS0550A3
 550  
 1  
 10  
 26  
 30  
 VS0600A3
 600  
 2  
 10  
 31  
 38  
 VS1000A3
 1000  
 2  
 10  
 20  
 38  
 VS1100A3
 1100  
 2  
 10  
 13  
 38  
For models with 3 Distinct Speeds, please advise speed preference for low speed, middle speed & fast speed.
Fast speed cannot exceed maximum lifting speed.
Product Code
Rated
Cap.
(lbs.)
No.
of
Chains
Std.
Lift
(ft.)
Max.
Lifting
Speed
(FPM)
Wgt. (lbs.)
Price
3-Step
Infinitely
Variable
Rigid Hook
Universal Plain Trolley
Universal Geared Trolley
Universal Motorized Trolley
 VS0250A4  
 250  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0300A4  
 300  
 1  
 10  
 63  
 30  
 VS0500A4  
 500  
 1  
 10  
 39  
 30  
 VS0550A4  
 550  
 1  
 10  
 26  
 30  
 VS0600A4  
 600  
 2  
 10  
 31  
 38  
 VS1000A4  
 1000  
 2  
 10  
 20  
 38  
 VS1100A4  
 1100  
 2  
 10  
 13  
 38  
For models with 3-Step infinitely variable control please advise slow speed preference.
ShopStar VS Programming Interface Kit
Includes program & interface cable (product code:10001989) - $94
Universal Motorized Trolley is only available
@ 230/460-3PH-60HZ or 208V-3PH-60HZ power.
* For lift other than standard begin with 10 ft. lift and
add extra charges
Extra PB cord (standard drop 4 ft. shorter than lift) $7 / ft.
Extra power cord (standard length 6 ft.) $7/ ft.
Up to 10 ft. power cord supplied on Universal Motorized
Trolley for no additional charge.
For additional length beyond 10 ft. please apply
$7 per ft.
Extra chain per ft. of lift: $12 single chain units,
$24 double chain units
** Contactor in PB station UL / cUL approval pending
*** Lower Latchlok Hook Installed - $157.00
NOTE:
ShopStar VS hoists are suitable for operation on the following
power supplies as standard:
100 to 240V Single Phase, 208 to 240V 3-Phase
For operation on 460V or 575V 3-Phase power a separate step-down
transformer & bracket must be ordered:
Product Code# 10001995 460V 3-Phase step-down transformer & bracket.
Add $463
Product Code# 10001996 575V 3-Phase step-down transformer & bracket.
Add $463
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PRICING FOR SHOPSTAR CHAIN CONTAINER
Product code Maximum length of lift in feet Approx. shipping
wgt. (lbs.)
Price

Single reeved

Double reeved
2063 10 5 1
$58.00
2064 20 10 1.4
$65.00
2065 40 20 1.4
$78.00
2066 80 40 1.4
$83.00
2067 120 60 2.2
$142.00
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Product
Code
Description
Field Kit
Price
Factory
Install
Price
10001130K
Latch-type swivel hook
10001297K
Latchlok swivel hook


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