Lifting Hooks for Cranes


With the evo range of lifting hooks for cranes, elebia, the market leader in automatic lifting solutions will boost the safety and productivity of your cranes. The patented evo automatic hooks range from the 2.5 tons capacity of the evo2 crane hook to 25 tons capacity and allow you to hook on and release any load remotely.

The patented safety hook is equipped with a magnet in its lower section. When the magnet is close to the load, it attracts and correctly positions the sling. The operator pushes the control button, the hook closes, catches the ring and lifts the load without any additional handling.

The automatic crane hook works with cable slings, chains slings, master links, textile slings and even big bags. And with the unique elebia automatic hook, you will be able to pick up and release loads remotely, avoiding any handling and moving, minimising risks, enhancing safety and increasing productivity.

How does it work?

The evo automatic lifting hooks lift and release the load remotely.

The remote controlled crane hooks generate a magnetic field that

1. attracts the rigging gear or lifting accessory…

2. …orients it…

3. …and centers it.

The operator then presses the “close” button on the remote control to automatically close the lifting hooks for cranes, without any manual intervention, and operating remotely from a safe distance.

Check out out Youtube channel for more videos on how the patented evo automatic lifting hooks engage and release any load remotely in different applications and in different industries.

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A sensor in the magnet indicates when the ring is in position. All this information is recorded in the eMAX remote control that acts as a hub gathering all the information and recording all the activity of the hook.



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We’ve redesigned the high capacity battery to improve efficiency and minimise energy consumption of the hook. The battery is fully charged in 3 hours, and allows up to 5,000 cycles or 250 hours in standby mode.



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The new gearmotor allows you to release up to 20 kg. (40.09 lbs.) There will be no more problems with heavy rigging and with the precise electronic torque control, you can adjust the release limit. It is also clutch protected from overloads.



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Designed to work in the toughest conditions (steelworks, ports, low temperatures) and built with the best materials. WELDOX body of high strength steel, forged hook type T or V.


Fail-safe Designed Lifting Hooks for Cranes

The evo range of lifting hooks for cranes was designed to enhance safety and increase productivity. It is designed under a fail-safe principle. Most importantly, the automatic hook CAN NOT drop a suspended load. This is a feature of all our designs, geometrically fail-safe, without any sensors or electric components.

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    2,5000 kg./5,511 lbs.
  • evo5 1 - Z - canvis landing evo5-evo25
    5,000 kg./11,023 lbs.
  • evo10c - Z - canvis landing evo5-evo25
    10,000 kg./22,046 lbs.
  • evo10 1 - Z - canvis landing evo5-evo25
    10,000 kg./22,046 lbs.
  • evo20 - Z - canvis landing evo5-evo25
    20,000 kg./44,092 lbs.
  • evo25 - Z - canvis landing evo5-evo25
    25,000 kg./55,115 lbs.


Magnetic System

Our automatic 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. The complete range of our automatic hooks carry this basic component, which allows the remote engage of loads.

Other options can also be configured with the automatic hooks:

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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.

Power Magnet

REF.: OPTION PM (Not available for evo2)

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Increased magnetic power.

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 the lifting point is weakly attracted by the magnet (some stainless steels). Applications where the hook is below a long wire rope, and a lot of swinging makes it difficult to catch the masterlink.

Power Magnet & Rigid Safety Latch

REF.: OPTION PMA (Not available for evo2)

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Instead of the standard safety latch (movable, spring loaded), this is a fixed latch, forming a complete closed loop along with the automatic hook.

Void, No Magnets


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No magnetic system.

Recommended for: Applications where the lifting points are fixed rings (eyebolts, handles, etc…).
Recommended for: Applications where only a remote release is needed.

Weighing Scale

The complete range of quick release hooks for cranes can be upgraded with a load cell to weigh the load that is being lifted. This cargo cell is accurate, powerful and fully integrated into the hook, representing no increase in weight or dimensions of the unit. The load cell is highly recommended for preventing overloads and as an additional safety hooks lifting measure. Load cells can also be retrofitted into older models of our crane lifting hooks.

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

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Option Alarm

An acoustic alarm can be configured if wanted, and it will activate itself under the following scenarios:

In case of exceeding the load capacity of the hook.

If case of exceeding the pre-set weight limit of the Warning of the eMAX remote control, set in Settings -> Emax -> Scale -> Alarms -> Warning (On) -> Value -> 0.

In both cases, the acoustic alarm will deactivate itself automatically once the excess weight is ammended.

It should be noted that the firmware version of the eMax must be at least version B02064, otherwise this feature can not be activated.

Position Encoder

The innovative position encoder has been integrated into the evo5, evo10, evo20 and evo25 lifting hooks for cranes. As a result, this represents an added safety element in all lifting operations. The encoder highlights a technical upgrade of our remote hooks, as it allows to know the exact angular position of the hook at any given moment thanks the information relayed to the eMAX remote control.

This important feature comes in very handy in operations where the operator can not see the hook’s position. The automatic hook’s status is displayed on the eMAX remote control, transmitting real time information to the operator.

With the position encoder and the eMAX remote control, the user is always aware of the hook’s status (open/closed) and is informed with the buzzer/vibrator and display features of the eMAX if the load is not placed correctly on the safety hook. (e.g. tip of the hook)

With the specifications of this advanced feature, the chances of impacts are reduced, the life-span of the motor and clutch increase and most importantly, safety is enhanced in all lifting operations.

The position encoder can be retrofitted into older units of the complete range of evo lifting hooks for cranes (*except for versions with a spring loaded latch)

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Remote Controlled

Simply open and close the automatic crane hooks or receive real-time information of weight, battery level, and other values of the lifting and manoeuvring operation.

Just like our NEO20 and NEO50 lifting hooks and C5 and eTrack lifting clamps, the automatic crane hook can be paired to the eMAX, eMINI and/or eINST installable remote controls.

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NEW Bumper with LEDs

With safety always in mind, the new evo5-evo20 Bumper which protects the hooks from impacts now also carries a LED status indicator, which shows the lifting hook’s status at all times with a 4 colour colour-code scheme visible from the operator’s position.

Built from flexible polyurethane resin (PUR) with 90 shore A hardness, rigid and durable enough to absorb multiple and heavy impacts.

The bumper with LEDs can work from temperature ranges of -20ºC to 90ºC / -4ºF to 194ºF

Reinforced battery cover.

The new evo5 to evo20 bumper with LEDs can be retrofitted into older units and has a very simple installation.

It is NOT valid for the evo2 automatic hook or hooks with counterbalance.

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evo5-evo20 Bumper

The bumper for the automatic lifting hooks is the perfect shock absorber that protects the safety hooks from impacts, scratches and day-to-day wear.

Built from flexible polyurethane resin (PUR) with 90 shore A hardness, rigid and durable enough to absorb multiple and heavy impacts.

The bumper can withstand temperature ranges of -20ºC to 90ºC / -4ºF to 194ºF

Reinforced battery slot protection to prevent the battery from accidentally falling.

The evo5 to evo20 bumper can be retrofitted into older units and has a very simple installation.

It is NOT valid for the evo2 automatic hook or hooks with counterbalance.

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Special Environments

The standard automatic hook 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

More Info here


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DNV 2.22 certification for Offshore lifting appliances.

Recommended for:

Offshore Operations


Offshore Wind Turbines, Onboard Cranes

More Info here


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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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Our products certify with the following regulatory standards

ASME B30.10-2009UNE-EN 60204-1:2007D89/391/EEC
ASME B30.20-2010UNE-EN 61000-6-4:2007D89/654/EEC
UNE-EN 1050UNE-EN 61000-6-2:2006D89/655/EEC
UNE-EN 1677-1:2001 + A1:2009UNE-EN ISO12100:2012D89/656/EEC
UNE-EN 1677-2:2001 + A1:2008EN 10204 3.1.BD92/58/EEC 9a

Directive on Machine Safety (D2006/42/EC).

EMC Directive (2014/30/EU).

Low Voltage Directive (2014/35/EU).

Radio Equipment Directive (2014/53/EU).

Assurance of Production Quality in accordance with ISO9001.

DNV 2.22 Certified (evo5 / evo10 / evo20).

ARIB Construction Design Certification Number 203-JN0689.

FCC Identifier 2ACLHEVO for Equipment Class: Digital Transmission System.

Each mechanism is delivered with the CE stamp and a declaration of CE conformity.

elebia is a member of F.E.M. (European Federation of Materials Handling).

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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