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KINETIC LIGHTS Winch AC is the most advanced powered cable motor winch on the market. With a travel height of 7 meters at a variable speed of up to 0,6 meter per second, the Winch AC brings unparalleled performance to art, interior, stage, show and event lifting and lighting applications. The primary use of this high precision hoist system is the synchronized spatial animation of large arrays of tethered AC light elements.

The Winch AC’s motion is fully real-time controllable via DMX from the KINETIC LIGHTS KL_Control Software and external lighting desks, mixing consoles or audio applications. The AC power on the cable can be controlled by external means.


dimensions: 28x28x49cm / 11″x11″x19,3″
weight: 8kg / 18lb
load on cable: 3kg / 7lb acc. to BGV C1/DGUV17
cable length: 8m / 26ft
lifting height: 7m / 23ft
lifting speed: max 0,6 m per sec. / max 2 ft per sec.
power supply: 100V-240V AC, 50-60 Hz, 1,3A/240V 2,6A/115V
power on cable: AC power 0-240V, max 80 W (from external connection), no integrated dimming
control: DMX512 (bidirectional) / 16 channels
connection: DMX 5-pin (all active), daisy chain
cover: black, white or colored
mount: truss clamp



– suitable for temporary and permanent installations
– patented high precision cable roll up and positioning system
– specially designed cable with integrated power cords and suspension wires
– connector for routing external power (AC/DC) or signal to lifting cable
– solid cable end piece with fast lock AC power plug
– nonvolatile security chain link
– black or grey lifting cable for both bright and dark environments
– detachable 360 degree rotatable truss clamp
– winch shell available in black, white and custom colors
– all parts made in Germany


– up to 25 winches can be daisy chained on one DMX signal line
– grouping of multiple winches for moving and tilting complex objects and higher weight lifting applications
– auto setup function with cable end position self-detection
– variable speed from 0 to 0,6 meter per second
– repeatable cable positioning at a precision of 1mm for all speeds
– variable acceleration and deceleration
– real-time DMX back channel reports cable position, acceleration, speed, and light settings
– all winch parameters can be read and set via DMX remote connection.
– remote controllable from lighting desks and DMX control softwares


– custom motorization for heavier lifting
– custom light objects can be attached
– sensors, motors or other electronic devices can be attached
– compact stackable transport stage cases available

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