Winch 1

A very fast and small winch for moving light weight stage items.

Lifting capacity: 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Lifting height: 12 m (39.4 ft)
Lifting speed: 13-150 cm/s (5.1-59.1 in/s)

Winch 1 is suitable in many ways to create a creative stage design.

With a maximum speed of 1,5 meters pr. second and high precision, this winch is very suitable for kinetic installations and lifting light weight stage props.

It is possible to use multiple winches to create beautiful effects of floating elements, moving the small objects up and down. Each winch can be DMX controlled individually via the lighting desk.

Combine it with battery power LED balls and create visually stunning effects.

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The large drum combined with the fast motor makes this compact wire winch the fastest in our range. It can run up to 150 cm per second, and it is suitable for lightweight loads of up to 1 kg (2.2 lb)

Winch 1 - Small & Fast Winch Motor with Many Possibilities

It is the small and fast winch motor that makes our Winch 1 the fastest among all our DMX Winches. The small and fast winch motor makes it perfect for small and fast pick-ups e.g. light-weight fabrics.

It is also possible to include several Winch 1’s in your scenic design. This is especially great if you need to lift many elements simultaneously. You can control and program all these winches as you want to create beautiful moving effects, thanks to the DMX Control.

When combined with wireless LED balls, the DMX winches can create visually stunning kinetic installations, that changes form and colors in seconds.

See the video from the famous rapper Drake where hundreds of our Winch 1’s were used for the stage design. Make sure also to check out our portfolio, to see more examples of how the Winch 1 and many other products have been used in the past.

Easy & Precise Control

You can easily control the winch via DMX from a lighting desk or stand-alone controller.

With 16-bit precision, you can control the position and the speed of the Winch 1 down to the millimeter to reach exactly the desired positions and lifting speed.

The standard Winch 1 comes with 12 meters lifting height. However, it is possible to customize the lifting height to meet the requirements of your project. Up to 17 meters of lifting height can be reached. So, it is possible to customize it for bigger venues, where the winches are mounted just below the ceiling.

The winch is a pile wind winch, which means that the wire has 0-fleet, and therefore the object lifting stays in the same horizontal position. 

The content of the Winch 1 package

1 x Winch 1

1 x Manfrotto Slim coupler

1 x Mounting bolt and nut (M12) for slim coupler attachment

1 x PowerCON NAC3FX-W female plug for power cable

1 x 8 mm snap hook

1 x User Manual

1 x Cheat sheet

Technical Details

Item number 242
Lifting capacity 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Lifting height 12 m (39.4 ft)
Lifting speed 13-150 cm/s (5.1-59.1 in/s)
Voltage 115/230 VAC
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 50 W (0,44/0,22 A)
Power inlet Neutrik powerCON TRUE1 NACPX (F/M)
DMX control signal DMX 512 1990+DMX512A
DMX channels 7
DMX control connection 5 Pole XLR (F/M)
Snap hook 8 mm (5/16 in) galvanized steel
Fleet angle None
Fleet travel None
Minimum load 0,6 kg (1.32 lb)
Noise emission ≈50 dB at 1 m (3.3 ft)
Ambient temperature 5-40 ºC (41-104 ºF)
Mounting clamp 1 x Slim eye coupler 42-52 mm (2 in)
Motor 24 VDC
Duty cycle 30 % when running more than 10 min.
Lifting wire 1,5 mm (1/16 in) 7x7 galv. steel wire (EN 12385-4)
Minimum wire breaking load 158 kg (1549 N / 348 lb)
Wire safety factor >10
Expected lifting wire lifetime - 1 kg (2.2 lb) load Pending
Shipping weight 7 kg (15.43 lb)
Weight 6 kg (13.2 lb)
Dimensions 140 x 256 x 357 mm (5.5 x 10.1 x 14.1 in)


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xml Wahlberg@Winch10@2 Download
3D STEP_Winch1 Download

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DMX Compatible


All Wahlberg products are DMX compatible. Read more about DMX control.


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Wahlberg Motion Design is a creative company devoted to the creation, innovation and design of products to create automatic DMX effects of stage props and lights.


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