Lighting Hoists

ACTA20 Dual Lift

Ceiling-mounted hoist with up to 5 m (16') pipe and up to 6 lighting circuits

Provides easy and fast access to install and service studio lighting fixtures. 

The versatility and ease of installation and use make the IFF self-climbing hoists the ideal solution for high lighting grids and frequent set changes in television studios that require a quick and easy change of lighting sets.

The advantage of the ACTA 20 for the end user - studio designer, rigger or technician - is that this single motor winch answers most lifting and suspension needs, thus avoiding the use of a vast number of different single spec hoists in a studio, theater or auditorium. This, in turn, means that all stages of delivery, set-up, and use can be dramatically streamlined – new studios can be completed faster, existing studios can be kept in perfect running order without maintenance delays.

Product Code FF3904PD
Category Lighting Hoists
Brand IFF logo

ACTA20 Dual Lift


The ceiling-mounted Dual Lift configuration is ideal for supporting long batten pipes for TV, theatrical and auditorium applications. This configuration uses two accessories – the double rope diverter pulley and the lighting circuit distributor. Travel is up to 10m (32ft), while the underhanging batten pipe can be between 3m (9’10”) and 5m (16ft) long, with up to 6 lighting circuits to respond to most common requirements. Lifting capacity is 190kg (400lb), minus the weight of the combination of batten and circuit distributor, resulting normally in 140kg (300lb) to 160kg (350lb) of equipment load.

  • Motor winch unit 
  • Terminal box for lighting circuits, moto power feed, remote control and low-voltage circuit connections
  • 1m (39’) long connector strip for up to 6 lighting circuits (any type of electrical socket can be supplied: Schuko, IEC309, etc) and 2 Low-voltage sockets (DMX, Ethernet, Adio/Video, etc)
  • Connector strip clamp for Ø50mm (2”) pipe (clamps for other support structures available on request)
  • Diverter pulley for two ropes
  • Hanging clamp/bracket with rope balancing system for 50mm (2”) Ø pipe
  • Lighting support truss (any type of support structure can be fitted)

ACTA20 Motor Winch

The reduced dimensions of the ACTA 20 motor unit, make it ideal for smaller or lower studios where hoist height/size is essential.

Key features:

  • Suitable for a vast range of lifting and suspension requirements
  • Replaces most single-function hoists in an installation
  • Modular and expandable
  • Can be installed in any position: horizontal, vertical, upside down
  • Easy to install, set up and maintain in any of its confi gurations
    Innovative design
More ACTA20 Configurations

The ACTA20 system is extremely flexible and adaptable. The motor winch unit can be installed centrally, to one side or even vertically on a side wall with diverter pulleys; or it can be used alone, ceiling-mounted, as a scenery hoist. Download data sheet for more information.

ACTA20 Ceiling Batten Lift
ACTA20 Wall Batten Lift
ACTA20 Linear Lift
ACTA20 Point Lift

ACTA20 Dual Lift


FF3904 DUAL LIFT key features CE UL (E217891) / CSA
Connector strip 11,8 m 39"
Batten pipe/IFF rail type 80 3 m to 5 m from 10'' to 16'
Lighting circuits 6 6
Low voltage circuits 1 ethernet or 2 x DMX, others on request (video, audio, etc.)
Safe working load 140 - 160 kg* 300 - 350 Lbs*
Self weight 80 - 100 kg** 175 - 220 Lbs**
Travel 10 m 32'
Soft start - soft stop Frequency inverter (optional)
*Lifting capacity is 190Kg (420lb), max load is calculated subtracting a batten self weight of 40- 50 kg (88-110 lbs) including Ligting Circuit Distributor
**Approximate data, self weight of the dual lift configuration depends on the batten pipe dimension and on the number of lighting circuits


FF3904 MOTOR WINCH key features CE UL (E217891) / CSA
Motor 0.55 kW - 3-phase - 400 VAC - 50Hz  2/3 HP - 3-phase - 208 VAC - 60Hz
Motor gear box Total gear ratio 100:1
Angle of slope 3°06'
Max torque 206N/m
Permanent lubrication
Travel 10 m 32'
Safe working load (on the ropes) 190 kg 400 Lbs
Self weight 55 kg 120 Lbs
Ropes* 4 AR32 19x7 steel ropes x 3.2 mm diameter
Lifting speed (average) 6 m/min 9 m/min
Dimensions 1000 x 320 x 340 mm (h)
Operating limits 1 top + 1 bottom adjustable limits
Over travel protection 1 top + 1 bottom adjustable limits
Slack rope detection 1 for each steel cable 1 for each steel cable
Overload detection 1 for each pick-up point
*the motor winch unit is supplied as standard with 20 m ropes, longer ropes are available on request. Designed in accordance with DIN 15560-46, BGVC1 and UL 1340 standards




ACTA20 Dual Lift


The advantage of the ACTA 20 system is that the base motor winch unit can be adapted to various applications simply by adding the accessory parts listed below. The parts shown are standard, but other made-to-measure accessories and extensions of the ACTA 20 system are available.


ACTA20 Dual Lift

FF3904 ACTA20

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