Sports Facilities often use motorized drum hoists to suspend scoreboards, speakers, lighting, banners and curtains.

Peter Albrecht has been in business since 1917 and was one of the first companies in the world to manufacture motorized rigging systems. We have significant experience providing equipment, installation and inspection services to sports arenas. This experience allows us to manufacture creative, cost-effective, custom solutions. We pride ourselves on rigging innovation, a perfect product safety record and build quality that lasts decades.

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Motorized drum winches are single or dual drum hoists with capability for multiple lines per drum. They are a great solution for four-point suspension of scoreboards, speaker clusters or other loads. Lifting capacities are commonly several tons with travel distance built to specification.

FlexiLift is a small, one or two line, 399 lb capacity hoist that weighs less than 100 lbs and uses 120V supply. Wireless remote control is available. FlexiLift is a great choice for banners, suspended pieces and chandeliers requiring less than 40 feet of travel.

Lineshaft hoists can be a good fit for lighting battens, curtains and heavy banners located next to catwalks. The configuration of multiple drums attached to a single drive shaft allows mounting directly above loads to eliminate block systems. They are available in customizable drum (lift line) quantity, lifting capacities and travel distances.

Pile-On hoists are available for single-line applications with loads or travel distances greater than the FlexiLift's capacity. They are often a great choice for large chandeliers.

Rotary limit Switches come standard in most of our hoist designs. Four-element design provides two low-limit and two high limit settings.

Application engineering services puts our team of experienced designers to work creating rigging that is safe and fits in your space.

Installation and inspection services are available on a time and material basis.