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Little Hoist - Big Deal

Finally a fully-fledged miniature hoist for practical electrified effects. Spotline Practical is about the size of a small piece of carry on luggage but packs all the mechanics, motion controller, brakes, limits, and other electronics needed to meet ANSI E-1.6-1 2012 industry hoisting standards.

Whether flying a bare light bulb or an array of LED fixtures, Spotline Practical can do it. Flying lights just got easy.

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Simple Install

Two clamps, a few cables, and you’re finished. Spotline Practical is a Smart Machine with brains on-board. No separate Stagehand controller is required. Plug it into the wall, give it an Ethernet connection, and a Showstopper cable and start writing cues. Use the built-in lighting circuit to power your chandelier and watch it glow.

It’s small size and weight make it easy enough to take up in a manlift. Because it only needs 120V input power it’s perfect for conference centers, banquet halls, classrooms, or black box theaters.

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Compact and Fast

The 300W brushless servo motor packs a big punch in a small package. Quick, yet strong, this little guy can wind up your cable in the blink of an eye.

Servo motors are power dense little devices. Nearly 1/8th the size of the equivalent A/C induction motor, the Spotline Practical is still able to lift scenery quietly and quickly.

Easy Risk Analysis

Moving scenery can be tricky business. Lifting scenery, regardless of size or weight, can be dangerous. Spotline Practical doesn’t skimp on the safety for the sake of size or cost. Value-engineering should not come with a safety risk to your show.

Lift scenery safely knowing Spotline Practical includes dual brakes, slack line detection, category 0 emergency stop, and Creative Conners’ Persistent Position. Spotline Practical knows where your scenery is and how to stop it if something is out of place.

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Power Where You Want It

With 110V and 1200W of power transmitted through the lifting line, you can fly practical lighting fixtures without any messy cable management or hassle.The lifting line is not simple wire rope, but instead black flat cable. The flat cable minimizes visual impact while reducing rotation.

Plug in your favorite light to the PowerCON True1 connector at the end of the lifting line and Up Up and Away.
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Size & Weight
  • Size:14.75″ wide x 21″ high x 20.8″ deep
  • Weight: 70 lbs
Speed & Capacity
  • Max Speed: 48″/sec
  • Motion Control: Built-in controller. Spikemark compatible via Ethernet.
  • Capacity: 15 lb safe working load at full speed
Motor - Gearbox - Drum
  • Drum Capacity: 35 feet of built in cable
  • Motor: 300W brushless servo
  • Gear Ratio: 25:1
  • Motor Input Voltage: 110VAC 60Hz 1-phase
  • Max Input Current: 10A
  • Lifting Medium Power:110V with a max 1200W
  • Power Receptacle:PowerCON True1


  • Starter Kit

Spotline Practical

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The little hoist with a controller built in


Showstopper 3 Base

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Emergency stop circuitry for up to eight axes


Showstopper 3 Consolette

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Remote station to execute cues, jog motors, and initiate emergency stops.


Spikemark License

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Software to program and visualize all your scenic moves

Electrical Cables

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  • Two 50ft Power Cables

  • 50ft Ethernet Cable

  • 10ft Ethernet Cable

  • Ethernet switch

  • 50ft Showstopper Cable

  • 10 Showstopper Accessory Device Cable

$ 14500
Spotline Practical Machine Only

Fly lightweight scenery or small lighting effects with a hoist and motion controller in one tidy machine

$ 19000
Spotline Practical Starter Kit

Get the machine along with the Showstopper system and all the cables you need to add a hoist to any space

Want to Rent a Spotline Practical?

Rent a Spoteline Practical for your upcoming show. (Spotline Practical rents for $350 per week)


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