Must-Have Lifting and Rigging Equipment to Elevate Your Performance

lifting & rigging clew winches

Must-Have Lifting and Rigging Equipment to Elevate Your Performancelifting & rigging clew winches


Take your performance to new heights with lifting and rigging equipment that won’t let you down. Fly your rigging effortlessly with reliable and economical clew winches by Thern Stage. It’s an ideal solution for school theaters and many other venues to host performances safely, securely, and smoothly for years to come.

Economical Lifting and Rigging Equipment: Clew Winches

Perfect for compact spaces where a traditional counterweight rigging system cannot fit, add extra handling power to your stage crew with a manual or powered clew winch. Raise and lower lights, scenery battens, curtains, screens, and other multi-line loads with ease. Lift up to 2,500 lbs at heights up to 40 feet, with an integrated brake and lock mechanism for security.

Our manual clew winches are drill drivable and come with a lock-out pin with a padlock to prevent unauthorized use. Our powered clew winches include a secondary brake, rotary limit switch, and controls for push-button operation. Both options can be universally mounted to a wall or base.

Offering the quality and convenience of a fully engineered theatrical rigging system, our clew winch line sets offer simple and secure operation. Our rigging systems were made to seamlessly work together, but the modular designs give you the option of choosing the individual equipment you need.

As the leading manufacturer of clew winches, Thern Stage is pleased to offer two different models with varying capacities and number of haul lines. The CW11 series can feature one or two haul lines, 5/16” or 1/4” haul line GAC diameter, maximum travel distance of 40 ft, and a capacity of 1,100 lbs. Alternatively, the heavy-duty CW25 series can feature one or two haul lines, 3/8” or 5/16” haul line GAC diameter, maximum travel distance of 40 ft, and a capacity of 2,500 lbs.

Why Work with Thern Stage?

Our Business Development Manager Paul Brunner noted, “We excel with customer service. We treat our customers and clients like partners, sharing the responsibility of getting projects done right. We want to support their business with excellent rigging products that provide long-term performance. We put in extra effort to ensure our dealers have what they need, when they need it. And, during the supply chain challenges that have impacted our business and the entire industry, our customer service team makes the extra effort to keep our customer informed. We take great pride in that.”

In addition, we are proud to have an expert in-house engineering team to provide custom solutions, be an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, offer exceptional turnaround times, and provide a two-year warranty for peace of mind as part of the Thern Advantage.

If you have backstage rigging that’s over 30 years old, we have the expertise to overhaul your entire lifting and rigging equipment system. If you’re looking for a new solution such as a clew winch or need to update a component or two, we’ve also got you covered. Connect with our team today to get started!