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•  Revised and expanded range on more than 174 pages

•  With the new HIT-TRAC 16E neo, a motor-driven rope pulling machine with a variety of innovations

•  An expanded range of personal safety equipment PSE and a wide variety of lifting equipment

•  Additional basic knowledge for the exciting product and service overview from HABEGGER

HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG, Mittlere Strasse 66, 3600 Thun

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The company HABEGGER in the Verkehrshaus

Visit the new attraction in the Verkehrshaus Luzern:
Together with the responsible for the Verkehrshaus Luzern, we have set up a rope park in the "Cable Cars" area.
Experience the effects of forces by moving heavy loads manually or with our legendary HABEGGER wire rope hoist
thanks to simple pulley designs.
There is also a touchscreen in the exhibition area, which shows the eventful history of the company HABEGGER
Maschinenfabrik AG and provides useful information on the subject of rope technology.




Good things stay – the location changes

Since the options for the implementation of the strategy and development are no longer given at the
Mittleren Strasse 66 in Thoune, HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG, has been looking for a new location.

We are building a new company headquarter adjacent to the mother house, Jakob AG, www.jakob.com.
This brings the rope and hoists even closer. The spatial connection to Jakob AG offers further synergies which will
benefit you, dear customer.

The new buildig (in red) will give us the opportunity to refine and optimize our internal processes from production to
logistics. This may have a positive effect on increasing efficiency and optimizing delivery times.

We will be at the new location no later than January 1st, 2020. In the meantime we have a lot to plan and
organize so that we can continue to serve you reliably as usual during the transition period.

Neuer Standort Firma HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG ab 01. Januar 2022, Dorfstrasse 34, CH-3555 Trubschachen

Groundbreaking is scheduled for August 2020.

We keep you up to date on further developments and the progress in construction of the building.

Your HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG


1st November 2019


No fall on the Schilthorn

The motor ship ‘Schilthorn’ on Lake Thun offers companies and institutions a great platform for exceptional events. Its technical infrastructure makes it a floating miniature convention hall but also an appropriate location for exclusive festivities. With its elegance and design, the ship is an eye catcher and the motive of countless photos. This, however, brings its own special challenges.

The many panoramic windows of the ‘Schilthorn’ have to be cleaned daily, so that guests and passengers – during winter the ship runs as a line service – can enjoy an unhindered view on the mountain panorama of the Bernese Alps. The cleaning from the outside is very dangerous, especially in winter, since the walking areas around the ship are extremely narrow. Carelessness can easily end in a fall into the ice-cold water. In order to avoid this, the ship’s owner BLS approached HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG for an adequate anti-fall guard.

The challenge for us was to offer a solution, which did not affect the beauty of the ship but also guaranteed complete security for the cleaning staff. We decided to use the horizontal rail system Skyrail by the company Skylotec.

The rails consist of anodised aluminium with a runner attached to the specialised rail profile. Therefore, it is possible to use the whole rail without having to remove the safeguard. To install the Skyrail rails, existing handrails were removed. The clamps for the rails were mounted on the links, which are welded to the ship.

A special challenge for HABEGGER engineering was the octagonal glass pavilion on the upper deck. To hide the anti-fall guard from guests and passengers, the profiles had to be bent and bespoke holdings had to be designed. With this solution, we not only convinced the customer, but also acquired valuable experience and expertise for future projects.



19th August 2019


Our new Star goes online

The new SV-38R CNC sliding head lathe from Star makes a major contribution to the modernisation and optimisation of the machinery of the HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG company. This lathe with a diameter range of up to 40mm allows simultaneous machining with a freely programmable 10-station turret and a linear slide on the main spindle. That not only gives HABEGGER new opportunities in the production of its own parts but also makes HABEGGER an interesting partner for contract manufacture thanks to shorter production times and high automation.

The SV-38R CNC sliding head lathe turns night into day. The universal turning and milling machine can continue to run and produce items without manpower during the night hours. A feeder with 18 bars delivers the required replenishment. That substantially increases the output volume of HABEGGER AG and makes the unit prices for the individual items cheaper. Furthermore, the scope for the manufacture of specific small parts within a diameter range of 7mm to 40mm is almost unlimited.

Some technical details for the experts among the readers: The SV-38R allows simultaneous machining with a 10-station turret, a linear slide with 5 tools on the main spindle and 8 tools for back working with X2 and Y2 axes which are completely independent of each other.

Several partner companies are already showing a keen interest in having products manufactured on the new machine. The HABEGGER company will be pleased to assist you in avoiding bottlenecks or manufacturing complex parts at interesting market prices for you.

Star Machine 

20th June 2019

Digital instructions for your trouser pocket


The safe handling and use of our machines and equipment is a key objective of the HABEGGER AG company. That is why we put the most important instructions in your trouser pocket. You can call up and view our user videos covering the most important work on your smartphone from wherever you are, at any time.

The videos were deliberately kept short. They show you the most important manual operations for a safe use of the wire rope hoist within 12 to 46 seconds.  That includes, for the various models, work like tag checking and rope insertion, anchoring, lowering and load relief, motor starting and shear pin replacement or the activation of the NFC chip for the HABEGGER Safety System on your smartphone. The videos allow you to watch the manual operations as often as necessary in a use situation on site. Their purpose is to give you an efficient reference guide, which you can use as a work tool and simultaneously increases your personal safety at work by avoiding a wrong use of the equipment. All videos have German, French and English titles and partly include trilingual text comments.

 Now it is your turn. We are looking forward to any feedback. Please do not hesitate to tell us if you need further visual instructions.


Access via HABEGGER Safety System https://support.habegger-hit.ch/art/98

Direct access via YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxFkvLWz-lhCx8jdvedoJDA

Access via the QR Code


9th April 2019


HIT-TRAC neo: The new HABEGGER showpiece product ---->Catalog

The HIT-TRAC neo (new engine options) is based on the well-proven HIT-TRAC which allows loads to be lifted and lowered smoothly in difficult situations at the press of a button.
Such work will in the future be made even easier by the HIT-TRAC neo because it incorporates two decisive technological innovations: It has an intelligent control system and is about 13kg lighter
due to a new drive with the same performance and therefore much easier to transport.

The standardised control device features a load/overload LED display. The pulling force can be set via a potentiometer to prevent an overstressing of the load. Up to five machines can be radio-controlled individually or
collectively in parallel and the load can therefore be distributed to five different anchorage points. The wire rope speed can be variably selected between 0–10 m/min and allows navigation with millimetre precision by radio control.
The HIT-TRAC neo convinces in every respect. It is not only more intelligent and lighter but also makes strenuous work much easier and opens up new horizons.
Another advantage is that all previous HIT-TRAC 16E hoists can be upgraded to the neo standard.

Order now.


16th January 2019


Learning with Stephan Angst how not to be scared on the rope


A rope access worker often performs work on a suspended rope at exposed places. Access to the workplace is only possible with ropes. For that, he needs not only  a helmet with a chin strap, a  full-body harness and  a suspension/anchorage system but also sound and explicit training. We hired Stephan Angst, a top specialist, for such training.

 Stephan Angst is holder of a Level 2 Certificate from SHRV, the Swiss Work at Height and Rigging Association, and has successfully completed the SRHT height rescue training. He is also employed as a competent person for the inspection of personal fall protection equipment.

 The HABEGGER company offers its customers a wide range of products from various manufacturers of personal fall protection equipment. Such equipment includes guided-type fall arresters, wedge anchors, full-body harnesses and work positioning belts, retractable-type fall arresters, lanyards, carabiners, helmets, descender devices, fall arrest devices, fall arrest nets, safety nets, double-legged lanyards and much more. An element of HABEGGER‘s complete personal fall protection equipment package is also the modular and individualised training of the customers  on the equipment. The HABEGGER company provides tailored training and courses for that because the safety of the workers has top priority.

 That is where Stephan Angst’s profound practical knowledge from his many years of experience comes in.  He works on a multiproduct basis and trains the users on their own, sometimes already purchased, equipment. His pleasant way with people ensures a relaxed learning environment and even dispels potential and understandable fears of unpractised participants.

 More details on the personal protection equipment topic can be found at the following link or in our H1 catalogue.



5th December 2018

Real action men have their own HABEGGER 


«Dude, you need this, even if you’re the strongest man on the scene! There is always a reason and occasion to use multipliable drawing and lifting forces» writes Rolf Deilbach in his ultimate must-have guide «99 Things for Real Action Men». And he particularly recommends our HABEGGER HIT-10.

DMAX is a TV channel for men. It focuses on action, adventure and lifestyle – real entertainment for real action men. Here, we can see gold being washed, screws being tightened, tuning, speeding, crashes, hunts, searches, deals and dreams. «99 Things for Real Action Men» is the book accompanying the channel. Here, the author presents a selection of the best lifestyle products for men. And in his opinion – which we share 100 percent – this includes the HABEGGER HIT-10. You don’t need to own a forest with wood to be harvested – it could be enough to occasionally have to move bulky loads around the 300kg mark from A to B. Instead of hiring expensive professionals, you should use your own HABEGGER HIT 10 to move a few trees after a storm or to free a car, which has gone off the road, or to move a few rocks in the garden. The perfect and resilient HABEGGER HIT 10 has been delivered to enthusiastic experts around the world from Thun for decades. Rolf Deilbach recommends that all DIY enthusiasts, who have so far not thought about buying a cable winch, should close this gap before an acute need arises. He confirms that owning a cable winch can be extremely reassuring. Thank you Mister Deilbach – we can only but confirm this.



Rolf Deilbach: «99 Things for Real Action Men » 

Pietsch Publishers, Stuttgart, 2018

ISBN 978-3-613-50864-4


5th December 2018

Ice Age Rope Castles


In the mountains, the summer of a century has swiftly made way to the onset of winter. Snowcats and aerial passenger lines will soon be everywhere. This means that materials have to be extra resilient. In regard to mountain railway technology, the materials used for classic rope end connectors have to be sufficiently tough, even at -40°C. This includes railway and support cable sockets as well as aluminium-pressed thimbles on anchoring cables. If the length of the respective cables has to be adjusted or retightened, thimbles and cotter would frequently make sense as an end connector. However, you should be careful in case of low temperatures.

Many conventional thimbles and cotters do not guarantee the impact value needed in practice in case of temperatures below -20°C. As there is a lack in ductility, there is a risk that these materials may not be able to withstand the pulsating strains of railcar operations and environmental influences and that cracks may appear. If using materials, which are particularly suited for temperatures of -40°C, their behaviour may deviate from usual performance indicators at normal temperatures.

HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG and JAKOB Rope System AG have therefore tested thimbles and cotters made from alternative materials with optimum low temperature characteristics by means of a classic fatigue test as per EN 13411. Following 75,000 loads between 15% and 30% of the rope’s minimum breaking force, the components did not show any signs of interference. Even during the subsequent tension tests, all security requirements in regard to the rope and its end connectors were fully met.

It is therefore possible to switch to suitable materials. The rope and hoisting technology experts at HABEGGER and JAKOB would of course be happy to answer any questions you may have in regard to existing rope end connectors. Please feel free to give us a call.




7th August 2018

HABEGGER brings safety to the customer


HABEGGER has recently begun testing its products not only at the company’s own premises in Thun but also on-site at customers’ facilities. For this purpose, it has at its disposal a mobile trailer with a test bench that is capable of conducting dynamic tests with loads of up to 12 tonnes.

A system is only as safe as its weakest point. Regular maintenance and servicing work is therefore essential. It preserves the value, quality and safety of your systems, machines and equipment and also helps to reduce costs.

HABEGGER has therefore extended and expanded its range of services. We now not only offer servicing and maintenance of HABEGGER products, but will also test your PSE, track and wire rope systems, fall arrest devices, and lifting, lashing and sling chains, as well as hall cranes and winches. Many well-known companies already value HABEGGER’s servicing, and we would be delighted to provide a non-binding quote for your equipment too.

Our HABEGGER Safety System delivers extra added value. This digital information system fits in perfectly with the “Labelling” defined in the ISO 9001 standard in relation to the traceability of products. Find out more at:



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2nd July 2018

HABEGGER celebrates its anniversary


At the end of June 2018, HABEGGER will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding. Today, the company is synonymous with a diverse range of motor-driven rope pulling machines, which are colloquially referred to as ‘Habeggers’ in German. From a marketing perspective, this represents the ultimate accolade. However, HABEGGER also has much more to offer.

‘Habegger is another term for a grip hoist’ according to the German version of Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia. If you have managed to make your company name synonymous with a product, you surely deserve a pat on the back. But neither the founder, Willy Habegger, nor his successor, Peter Habegger, was content to rest on his laurels. Instead, they continued to refine their portfolio of products and services. Today, HABEGGER is a one-stop shop for the whole spectrum of wire rope hoisting equipment and – in the world of hoisting and conveying technology – is synonymous with innovative products that deliver high added value for customers. In addition, the company offers a wide range of personal safety equipment for fall prevention, as well as workshops and refresher courses.

The company’s in-house expertise is also sold to third parties through services in the areas of manufacturing, servicing, repair, maintenance and engineering in order to make optimum use of capacity. Furthermore, the company is constantly developing digital innovations such as the HABEGGER Safety System (HSS) to ensure the functional reliability of devices in customer use.

The company’s takeover by Jakob AG in Trubschachen, Switzerland, in 2016 gave HABEGGER Maschinenfabrik AG access to attractive synergies and new markets, which it will now gradually tap into over the coming years.


22nd June 2018

On a secure footing with Habegger


HABEGGER Engineering has developed a special base-plate anchoring system for the new arching towers of Circus Knie’s big top. Thanks to the company’s dedication, the project was completed in just a few weeks.

A dancing swarm of drones is not the only part of this year’s Circus Knie programme that embodies the coming together of modern technology and traditional circus performance. Spectators have also recently enjoyed an unobstructed view of the ring now that two of the four large masts that previously held up the tent’s dome have disappeared. The dome is now spanned by a semicircular arch of steel.

This meant that the existing anchoring points put in place specially for Circus Knie on Zurich’s Sechseläutenplatz had to be repositioned. On 4 April, various solutions were discussed at the site. As the circus management preferred an autonomous solution, they quickly opted for the cheap and easy-to-assemble system from HABEGGER.

By 2 May, the base plates could already be anchored to the special rope system and the arching towers could be pulled up and guyed in place. To avoid taking any risks, HABEGGER’s staff used load dynamometers to monitor the forces that occurred during the process.

This demanding project’s successful completion was thanks not least to the agile and flexible commitment of HABEGGER Engineering, which focuses on providing solutions to meet individual and complex customer requirements.

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