TAH21 Pneumatic Air Hoist 1.5t – 3t

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 certified.

Product no: TAH21

Main Features

  • Range – 1.5 tonne to 3.0 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


Advantages of Air Hoists

Air-powered hoists are ideal for tasks that require rapid lifting speeds and constant use. These hoists are powered by a compressed air feed, making them a great alternative to electric hoists when there are no power sources available. Another key benefit of air hoists is their 100% duty cycle – significantly higher than most electric hoists. For example, an electric chain hoist that has a 25% duty cycle can be operated continuously for a maximum of 15 minutes in a one-hour period. Hoists that are powered by a compressed air feed do not have this limitation; they can remain in constant use until the job is done.

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 TAH21model includes 3m lift, 2m toggle. For longer lifts add 2.2kg per metre of lift for AH-015 and AH-021 and 4.4kg for the AH-032 per metre of lift. For pendant control add 0.4kg, for E/Stop pendant add 2.1kg.


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.

Data Tables

Product Code AH-015 AH-021 AH-032
Lifting Capacity (Tonne) 1.5 2.0 3.0
Falls of Chain 1 1 2
Chain Size (mm) 10 x 28 10 x 28 10 x 28
Total Weight (kg) 55 55 67
Full Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 6.2 5.3 3.1
Full Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 4 bar 4.2 3.0 2.1
No Load Lifting Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 8.7 8.7 4.3
Full Load Lowering Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 8.6 9.0 4.3
No Load Lowering Speed (m/min) @ 6 bar 7.5 7.5 3.7
Air Consumption (m3/min) @ 6 bar 2.6 2.6 2.6
Air Consumption (m3/min) @ 4 bar 1.7 1.7 1.7
Toggle & Pilot Pendant Control G ¾ G ¾ G ¾
E/Stop Pilot Pendant Control G ¾ G ¾ G ¾
Supply Hose (Inside ø) (mm) 19 19 19
Sound Level (dB(A)) Full Load Lifting @ 6 bar 81 81 81
Sound Level (dB(A)) Full Load Lowering @ 6 bar 83 83 83
Dimensions A 382 382 382
B 250 250 250
C 184 184 184
D 66 66 66
E 213 213 213
F (Min) 515 515
G (Min) 610
Technical Drawing