Our state of the art variable speed chain hoist control has evolved. May we present the apexDRIVE v2, built to comply with the latest safety directives and compatible with both Kinesys and TAIT automation control.

The apexDRIVE v2 works with all apexHOIST models. The drive is compatible with all existing Kinesys and TAIT software which allows for integration into existing systems.

The on-board safety features mean that a custom power distribution is not required.

The drive features a touchscreen display for feedback and diagnostics, manual controls on the front panel for ease of use, and complies with DGUV 17 (BGV C1) and EN17206. The drive has the ability to daisy-chain power between drives using a Ceeform cable.

apexDRIVE v2

  • Features

    • Compatible with all existing Kinesys and TAIT software
    • On-board safety features
    • Manual controls on front panel Touchscreen display
    • Real-time data logging
    • True zero speed – zero speed load holding with open brakes
    • SIL3 rated


    • Rated Voltage: 400 V AC ±10%
    • Power: 3-phase + neutral + ground 400VAC, 6A nominal, 10A peak
    • Mains Connector: IEC 60309 ‘Ceeform’ 32A 400V with link output
    • Motor Type: Servo or Induction
    • Drive Type Closed loop


    • Control: Ethernet


    • Dimensions (L x W x H)L: 610 mm x 420 mm x 130 mm
    • Weight: 19.3 kg
    • Mounting: Rack Mount (3U) / Truss Mount


    • EU Low Votlage Directive
    • EU EMC Directive


    • SIL3 (EN 62061) PLe (EN ISO 13849)
    • Safety functions include:
      • Emergency stop / dead man’s device SS1: Safe Stop 1
      • SLS: Safe Limited Speed
      • SLA: Safe Limited Acceleration SEL: Safe Emergency Limit SDI: Safe Direction
      • Safe Load Monitoring
      • Safe Brake Control Safe Group Halt