Winch 3

The Winch 3 is a small wire winch for dynamic movements of minor stage objects.

Lifting capacity: 3 kg (6,7 lb)
Lifting height: 10 m (32.8 ft)
Lifting speed: 5-60 cm/s (2-24 in/s)

Winch 3 makes it easy to automate the motion effects and create moving effects for your stage props. Control all movements by DMX control with 16-bit position via a lighting desk.

The Winch 3 has a 0-fleet lifting point which makes it great for lifting static objects such as fabrics and textiles. 

Combining several winches makes it possible to design a DMX controlled Contour curtain or Venetian curtain.

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The Winch 3 is a small and fast mini wire winch for lifting small objects on stage compared to our Winch 1. It has increased lifting capacity up to 3 kg. This way you can make stage effects for even more stage props.

You can control this winch directly from the lighting desk via DMX. This means that all movements, speed and positions can be controlled from the lighting desk or a separate controller. It is furthermore possible to cue the movements via DMX, to easily integrate it with the existing stage and lighting design.

Winch 3 – Light duty electric winch perfect for stage design, concerts etc.

The standard Winch 3 is made with a lifting height of 10 m (33 ft) and a built-in positioning system which is utilized in locating the desired position. It can lift up to 3 kg, with a speed that is perfect for makihgng both fast pickups but also slower depending on the desired effect. Great for stage design where you need to extend the effects of any given stage props up to 3 kg with automated vertical movements.

You can control the winch 3 and create the movements you want and integrate this into your stage design. The winch is as mentioned controlled from the lighting desk via DMX, and it is possible to set the upper and lower limits of the movement of the winch to adjust the span of motion.

DMX Control System

The Winch 3 is controlled by highly accurate 16-bit DMX channels. It stops within just 1 mm. This means that you can operate the winch as you want to, so the elements you are lifting makes the exact movement effect you desire.

Use also multiple Winch 3's to create a beautiful choreography of large items and floating elements. You can easily daisy chain the winches to create dynamic movements with 100’s of winches in the same installation.


At Wahlberg, we prioritize customer satisfaction. We understand the frustration of having a product that isn't working as it should and don't believe in discarding a perfectly good product just because one part isn't functioning properly. That’s why we offer spare parts for all our products. So, whether you choose to send in your Wahlberg product for professional servicing or prefer DIY repairs, we're here to help. Just download our Exploded View drawings for guidance, and you'll have your product fixed in no time!

Contact us at if you can’t find the needed spare part on our website.

The content of the Winch 3 package

1 x Winch 3

1 x Manfrotto Slim coupler

1 x Mounting bolt, nut, and washers (M12) for slim coupler mounting

1 x Neutrik 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 .243
Lifting capacity 3 kg (6,7 lb)
Lifting height 10 m (32.8 ft)
Lifting speed 5-60 cm/s (2-24 in/s)
Voltage 115/230 VAC
Frequency 50-60 Hz
Power consumption 200 W (1,8/0,9 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
Overload capability 125 %
Minimum load 0,45 kg (0.99 lb)
Noise emission ≈55 dB at 1 m (3.3 ft)
Ambient temperature 5-40 °C (41-104 °F)
Mounting clamp 1 x Slim eye coupler 42-52 mm (2 in)
Motor 24 VDC, 160 W
Duty cycle 30 % when running more than 10 min.
Lifting wire 2 mm (5/64 in) 7x7 galv. steel wire (EN 12385-4)
Minimum wire breaking load 280 kg (2746 N / 617 lb)
Wire safety factor >10
Expected lifting wire lifetime - 2,5 kg (5.5 lb) load Up to 80000 full cycles
Shipping weight 6 kg (13.23 lbs)
Weight 5 kg (11,1 lb)
Dimensions 205 x 148 x 246 mm (8.1 x 5.8 x 9.7 in)


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DMX Compatible


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


Learn more about the technology behind

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.


Read more about Wahlberg Motion Design here

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