Fixed Speed Chain Hoist Pickle
A “pickle” is a simple single channel control pendant for a fixed speed chain hoist. These are usually used for running the chain through the hoist to prepare the hoist for storage/transport. The pickle is a very simple device, consisting of only a two direction momentary switch.
A pickle is only intended for direct local connection and temporary operation of a hoist, it is not intended to be used for load-moving operations.
There are two versions of this device commonly used, and the use of either depends on the power and control cabling system used on your hoists.
The first device is shown below, and is used where you have separate control and power cabling and your hoist is powered by a hoist controller*.
|Terminal||Male Yellow CEE 3+PEPin side, Earth at 12:00||Male Yellow CEE 2+PEPin side, Earth at 12:00||Male L14-20Pin side, Earth at 12:00|
|A (Up)||9:00||Pin||3:00 (Y)|
|B (Down)||6:00||Pin||6:00 (W)|
|C (Common)||3:00||Pin||9:00 (X)|
The other common pickle is very similar to the previous schematic, except that it has a power passthrough.
This would be used for cabling systems in which the power and control are housed in the same connector. This design also requires a hoist controller to provide power*.
|Terminal||Female Wieland 6+PE||Female Socapex 7|
|A (Up)||Pin 6||Pin 4|
|B (Down)||Pin 5||Pin 6|
|C (Common)||Pin 4||Pin 7|
|D (Phase 3)||Pin 3||Pin 3|
|E (Phase 2)||Pin 2||Pin 2|
|F (Phase 1)||Pin 1||Pin 1|
|G (Earth)||PE||Pin 5|
|Terminal||Male Wieland 6+PE||Male Socapex 7|
|K (Phase 3)||Pin 3||Pin 3|
|L (Phase 2)||Pin 2||Pin 2|
|M (Phase 1)||Pin 1||Pin 1|
|N (Earth)||PE||Pin 5|
*Low-Voltage motor controls can have a number of power modes, to use a pickle, they must be able to supply power to the hoists without the “Go” or “Run” button engaged. This is known as “Pickle Mode” on some models.