Crane Hooks: The evo2

Since we invented the automatic hook in 2006, our customers have identified the need for smaller, lighter and more compact crane hooks.

Having listened, we designed the evo2 automatic hook. Weighing only 7 kgs./15.43 lbs. and with a working load limit of 2,500 kgs./5,511 lbs., the evo2 remote release hook has additional features than its bigger counterparts. Smaller, more compact, lighter, more efficient, more versatile… Smarter!

The evo2 is an automatic crane hook which, like the rest of the range of our lifting hooks for cranes, hooks on and releases the load remotely, increasing safety, productivity and comfort of all cargo lifting operations.

Our smallest automatic crane hook lifts and releases the load remotely. The remote controlled crane hook generates a magnetic field that attracts and orients the sling, masterlink or rigging gear. The operator then presses the “close” button on the remote control to automatically close the crane hook, without any manual intervention, operating remotely from a safe distance.

Small, Compact, Light & Tough

We have created an automatic hook that is lighter, smaller and more compact but equally as strong.

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Automatic Latch

The latch retracts automatically while the evo2 crane hook opens. This way, it remains hidden, protected and impacts are avoided.

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(3 hour charge – 1 week’s power)

The evo2 battery is smaller and lighter than the rest of the range of safety hooks. With the new Eink charge status display system and new electronics, autonomy and consumption are optimized.

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Swivel with Bearings

The bearings allow the hook to rotate freely. The operator can lock it at every 90º position.

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Clutch Protected Motor

The evo2 automatic crane hook has its motor clutch protected. Thanks to this innovation, impacts on the automatic hook will not be transmitted to the motor, extending its lifespan.

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For more information on the rest of the evo automatic hook range, click here: evo range

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    2,500 kg./5,511 lbs.

Fail-safe Design

Just like the rest of our bigger automatic hooks, the evo2 is designed under a fail-safe principle that makes it impossible to drop a suspended load. Due to its geometry and its motor, the safety hook will never drop the load if it’s not placed correctly on a horizontal surface.

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The evo2 automatic hook incorporates an innovative position encoder. This allows the user to know the exact position of the crane hook, allowing better control. This results in longer motor life and safer operations. The sensor is contactless: no wearings and zero maintenance.

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Magnetic System

The elebia crane hooks come with a unique magnetic system, formed by 32 neodymium permanent magnets. These magnets are placed in a precise configuration that generate an oriented magnetic field with 3 functions: attract, center and orient the masterlink. This basic component, which is present in all our remote hooks, is what allows the remote engage of loads.

Some other options are available to be configured:

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Magnet Sensor


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A sensor in the magnet indicates when the masterlink is attached to it. This info is displayed in the eMAX remote control. Units with the magnet sensor can be configured in ‘Autoclose Mode’: the hook will automatically close when the magnet sensor detects the ring is in position. The magnet sensor’s sensitivity/trigger level can be adjusted to customer needs.

Void, No Magnets


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No magnetic system.

Recommended for: Applications where it is difficult to see the lifting point. Automated processes, as the magnet sensor info can be used by the PLC controlling the crane.
Recommended for: Applications where only a remote release is needed.

Weighing Scale

The complete range of automatic crane hooks can be upgraded with a load cell to weigh the load that is being lifted. This cargo cell is precise, reliable, compact and fully integrated into the safety hook, representing no increase in weight or dimensions of the unit. The load cell is recommended for preventing overloads and for load control. Load cells can also be retrofitted into older models of our hooks.

The load cell in combination with the eMAX remote control transforms all of our crane hooks into a precise weighing scale with advanced features.

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Load Cell typeCompression/Flexion Ring
MaterialStainless Steel
ProtectionIP67 (EN60529)
Nominal Capacities (Ln)2,500
Precision Class0.2%
Minimum Dead Load0% Ln
Service Load120% Ln
Ultimate Load500% Ln
Total Error< ±0.2% Sn
Repeatability Error< ±0.04% Sn
Temperature Effect:
on zero< ±0.01% Sn / 5 ºK
on sensitivity< ±0.01% Sn / 5 ºK
Creep Error (30 min.)< ±0.03% Sn
Temperature Compensation-20 ºC to 50 ºC
Temperature Limits-30 ºC to 70 ºC
Nominal Sensivity (Sn)2 ±0.25% mV/V
Nominal Input Voltage10V
Maximum Input Voltage15V
Input Impedance800 ±30
Output Impedance700 ±5
No Load Input< ±2% Sn
Insulation Resistance> 5,000 M
Maximum Deflection (at Ln)0.4 mm.

Remote Controlled

Open and close the safety hook or receive real-time information of weight, battery level, and other values of the lifting operation.

As with the rest of our lifting products, the evo2 automatic crane hook can be paired to any of our remote controls.

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evo2 Bumpers

The bumper for the automatic crane hooks is the perfect shock absorber that protects the safety hooks from impacts.

– With safety always in mind, the new evo2 Bumpers which protect the lifting hooks for cranes from impacts now also carry a LED status indicator, which shows the lifting hook’s status at all times with a high-brightness 4 colour colour-code scheme visible from the operator’s position.

– Protect the hook and your load from scratches and day-to-day wear.

– Protect workers in case of impact.

– Extend product life.

– Reduce maintenance costs.

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Special Environments

The standard automatic crane hooks units are rugged, designed and built to work in almost
every industry. For special environments, you have the following options:


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C5M Painting and AISI components.

Recommended for:

Marine Environments


Offshore Wind Turbines, Onboard Cranes, Buoys

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The evo5, evo10 and evo20 automatic hooks have been found to comply with DNVGL-ST-0377 – Standard for shipboard lifting appliances & DNVGL-ST-0378 – Standard for offshore and platform lifting appliances.

Recommended for:

Offshore Operations


Offshore Wind Turbines, Onboard Cranes

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Units with IECEx certification for zones 1 & 21 according to European Directive 2014/34/EU and IECEx international standards.
IECEx certification to work on sites classified as zone 1 & zone 21 according to the European Directive 99/92/EC and IECEx international standards.

Recommended for:

Operations in potentially explosive atmospheres


Oil & Gas, Mining & Chemical

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Heat Shield

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Heat shield that protects the automatic hook and its electronic components from radiated heat and extended temperature working range.

Recommended for:

Operations where the automatic hooks are subject to extremely elevated temperatures and radiated heat



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Quick Links


Hook Configurator

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Personalize and configure
your automatic crane hook
and any of its accessories.

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User Manual

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All the info you need and
more, of our range of
automatic hooks.

User Manual


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automatic hook or any other
product and accessory.




Quick FAQ’s

Why is the evo2’s design different than the rest of the evo range of automatic hooks?
The evo2 crane hook was originally envisioned for port operations, such as manoeuvring big bags, paper pulp and bulk products in general. Its design had to be smaller, lighter and more compact.
Can the evo crane hooks be used in special environments like water, foundries or offshore applications?
Yes. With special configurations, the automatic hooks can be used in underwater operations, DNV, explosive atmospheres (ATEX/IECEx) and with elevated temperatures and radiated heat.
Don’t the crane hooks get damaged with day-to-day use?
The product’s life can be extended with the use of the bumpers. They protect the hook (and operators) from impacts, reduce maintenace costs and increase safety in general in any lifting operation.

Contact Us

Elebia Autohooks S.L.U.

Plaça Pere Llauger Prim, Naus 10-11

Polígon Industrial Can Misser

08360 Canet de Mar

(Barcelona) Spain

(+34) 93 543 4706