Custom Hoists

  • Vortek Scoreboard Hoists

    Vortek Scoreboard

    The Preferred Custom Hoist Solution

    Low-speed, high-capacity Vortek hoists are used in facilities of all sizes. Vortek technology combined with the principle of single point of failure prevention design has made Vortek scoreboard hoists the standard in the arena rigging industry.

    Vortek's engineers pride themselves on being able to solve specialized project engineering problems from concept to fully functional turn-key systems. Depending on capacity, pick centers and scoreboard available mounting space, Vortek VS-2020 SB, H-Frame or OMNI hoists are designed and manufactured to accommodate centerhung displays of every capacity, from high school gyms to professional arenas. The 150,000 lb (68038 kg) capacity hoist for the Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, is the largest one installed to date.


    • Designed as part of a total system, the heavy-duty steel frame is designed and manufactured considering location, installation, operator safety and application
    • Clutched drive-through secondary braking system, slack line detection, redundant limits, and digital position display
    • Hoists are available in a variety of configurations: base-mounted (upright), underhung, remote (muled) or self-climbing
    • Four user-programmable presets and cross-grove prevention
    • Multiple control stations can be located throughout the facility