TAH52 Pneumatic Air Hoists

Product No: TAH52

Tiger industrial air hoists are designed for, and proven in, many industries including mining, shipyards, offshore construction and power stations. They are also used for industrial and general engineering applications such as automotive plants, foundries, and heat treatment plants. The hoists operate at air pressures of between 4 and 6 bar. They comply with the requirements of ASME B30.16 and EN14492-2. Our manufacturing facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS18001 certified.

  • Range - 5.0 tonne to 20.0 tonne
  • Reliable, fast, efficient, quiet and lightweight
  • Greater than 5:1 factor of safety
  • Suitable for Fleeting/Oblique pulling
  • Certified for ATEX Category 3 – normal safety

Temperature Range

Ambient temperature range -20°C to +70°C (for temperatures outside of this range please contact us for details).

Load Limiter

Integral differential pressure load limiting valve automatically prevents the operator lifting a load of more than 125% of the working load limit. Load limiter is 100% repeatable at all working pressures and does not wear or generate damaging heat.

Emergency Stop

Pendant control hoists are supplied with a mains emergency stop valve. This shuts off the main air supply to the hoist when activated.

Precise Control

Accurate and precise positioning of loads is standard for both toggle and pendant control models.

Fail Safe Disc Brake

Non-asbestos self-adjusting disc brake is applied automatically when the air supply to the hoist is shut off. The brake is self-adjusting for the life of the brake and can hold more than 125% of the working load limit.

Fleeting, Cross Hauling or Oblique Pulling

This type of application is when the load deviates from the vertical position with a force acting directly between load hook and suspension point. Our air hoists can be used for fleeting and oblique pulling operations with no de-ration of the hoist. Cross hauling can be done with a single hoist, two hoists operated independently or with two hoists operated off one dual hoist pendant control.

Integral Silencer

The exhaust air silencer is built into the hoist gearbox housing and limits the noise level to below 85dB(A).

Load Chain

Grade 8 load chain ensures stringent high-speed duty cycles can be met. The load chain is in accordance with the requirements of EN818-7 Appendix B.

Vane Motor

Assisted vane lifting ensures maximum starting torque when starting under load.

Sealed Gearbox

The sealed planetary gearbox ensures that the most stringent duty cycles can be met. The gears are heat treated and mounted on high strength, low friction bearings.

Ease of Maintenance

The modular design of the hoist allows easy access to internal components such as the motor, gearbox, brake and load limiter. Common parts are used throughout the range.

Optional Chain Carrier

Designed to carry and hold the length of load chain required for the operation, our stainless steel chain bucket is available in different size options. These chain carriers prevent loose chain from getting snagged during lifting or lowering operations and protect any loose chain during transit to and from the operational site.


Manufactured in accordance with ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU and Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC and suitable for ATEX Category 3 – normal safety. Our products are assigned as follows: ATEX marking: : Ex II 3 GD c IIB T4 IIIB T135°C. Suitable for gas and dust hazardous areas: Zone 2 (gas) and Zone 22 (dust).

 Ex II 3 GD c IIB T4 IIIB T135°C

Also available for ATEX Category 2 – high safety – please contact us for more information.

Pendant control

Our air hoists are supplied with either aluminium hard anodised controls which offer excellent corrosion protection or our Nickel plated SG iron option (for higher impact resistance combined with greater tensile strength and superior corrosion protection). Twist grip pendants are available as an option. Our new dual control pendant will operate two hoists with one pendant control. We also have a new remote control option available.

Aluminium Hard Anodised Pendant

Nickel Plated SG Iron Pendant

Optional Twist Grip Pendant 

New Dual Hoist Pendant 

New Remote Control


Weight of TAH5200 model includes 3m lift, 2m toggle control. For longer lifts add 5.7kg for the AH-050, 11.4kg for the AH-102, 17.1kg for the AH-160 and 22.8kg for the AH-200 per metre of lift. * For pendent control add 0.8kg.


Due to our policy of continual product development, dimensions, weights and specifications may change without prior notice. Please check with your Tiger sales team when ordering.

Air Hoists

Product Code AH-050 AH-102 AH-160 AH-200
Lifting Capacity (Tonne) 5.0 10.0 16.0 20.0
Falls of Chain 1 2 3 4
Chain Size (mm) 16 x 45 16 x 45 16 x 45 16 x 45
Total Weight (kg) 106 152 245 288
Full Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 3.0 1.5 0.9 0.7
Full Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 4 bar 1.9 0.9 0.6 0.4
No Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 4.0 2.0 1.1 0.9
Full Load Lowering Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 4.4 2.2 1.3 1.0
No Load Lowering Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 3.3 1.7 1.0 0.8
Air Consumption (m3/min) @ 6 bar 4.0 4.0 4.0 4.0
Air Consumption (m3/min) @ 4 bar 2.6 2.6 2.6 2.6
Toggle & Pilot Pendant Control G ¾ G ¾ G ¾ G ¾
E/Stop Pilot Pendant Control G ¾ G ¾ G ¾ G ¾
Supply Hose (Inside ø) (mm) 25 25 25 25
Sound Level (dB(A)) Full Load Lifting @ 6 bar 82 82 82 82
Sound Level (dB(A)) Full Load Lowering @ 6 bar 83 83 83 83
Dimensions A 503 503 616 616
B 300 270 290 280
C 230 170 180 165
D 100 110 115
E 286 325 325
F (Min) 600
G (Min) 790 905 920
Technical Drawing