J.D. Neuhaus


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Lifting Equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry

Even under extreme operating conditions, J.D. Neuhaus hoists and cranes reliably move loads and are up to the job.

58449 Witten,
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hydraulic crane

Even under extreme operating conditions, J.D. Neuhaus hoists and cranes reliably move loads and are up to the job. They are in use in more than 70 different sectors, and are particularly in demand in the oil and gas exploration and processing sectors, in mining, heavy plant construction and the chemical industry.

At its Witten plant, J.D. Neuhaus produces pneumatically and hydraulically-operated hoists and crane systems. Thanks to this globally unique specialisation, JDN is not only a recognised expert in this field, but also the world market leader, with customers in more than 90 countries around the globe. Being a family company in our seventh generation – founded in 1745 – we offer guaranteed consistency and quality.

Lifting equipment: standard features and benefits

  • Safety factor 5:1
  • Tensile strength 3:1
  • Tracebility by JDN unique parts marking system
  • Overload adjustable from 90% to 125%
  • True vertical lift
  • Self-adjusting fail safe brake
  • Integrated overload protection system from 1t upwards (EU version)
  • (EU version)
  • High performance multi-vane air motor with self-lubricating features and positive start-up system for a
  • smooth start and consistent operation
  • Explosion proof / spark resistant
  • Ex-classification: Ex II 2 GD IIA T4/Ex II 3 GD IIB T4
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +70°C
  • ISO/FEM rating hoist: M3 (1 Bm)
  • ISO/FEM rating chain: M3 (1 Bm)
  • Trolleys with anti-drop and anti-climb devices
  • All-steel cast iron construction
  • Worldwide service
  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001

BOP handling systems

J.D. Neuhaus BOP handling systems are known for their reliable, robust and efficient operation on land, jack-up and semi-submersible drilling rigs. They have carrying capacities from 20t up to 200t.

The monorail hoists (EH) in our BOP handling systems feature a compact design with low headroom. They can be used as double lifting gear as in standard BOP handling systems or they can be connected by a coupling rod for use as a four-point BOP handling system. For extremely reduced spaces we recommend our ultra-low monorail hoists of the UH series.

JDN Monorail Hoist EH 25.
JDN ultra-low monorail hoist for BOP handling systems.
JDN hydraulic crane, SWL 80t.
JDN PROFI 6 TI Subsea.
JDN hydraulic monorail hoist EH 20 for cryogenic applications.

Air and hydraulic-driven cranes and kits

JDN offers air and hydraulic-driven cranes suitable for working in hazardous areas as standard. The programme includes explosion-proof:

  • Overhead travelling cranes
  • Underslung cranes
  • Slewing jib cranes

Subsea hoists

The JDN PROFI Subsea series is available with air or hydraulic drives. As well as a sensitive control system, the PROFI hoists are equipped with an overload protection. PROFI subsea hoists are a versatile and indispensable tool for professional divers and are suitable for horizontal work as well as for oblique pulling.

Cryogenic hoists for BOP handling in arctic areas

The temperature range of standard JDN hoists is -20°C to +70°C. JDN has developed hydraulic hoists for applications at temperatures as low as minus 45°C, such as BOP handling in arctic areas. JDN hydraulic hoists are designed to be operated with low-temperature hydraulic fluids and can be operated efficiently at temperatures from -45°C to +40°C.


  • DNV-OS-E101 – Drilling plant, October 2006
  • FOR 1994-08-19 nr 820: Forskrift om maskiner

Design codes and standards

  • DNV-OS-C101 – Design of Offshore steel Structure, General (LRFD Method), October 2008
  • DNV 2.22 – Lifting Appliances, October 2008
  • DNV-RP-C205 – Environmental conditions an environmental loads, April 2007
  • DNV-OS-C103 – Structural design of column stabilised units (LRFD Method), October 2008
  • FEM 1.001 – Rules for the design of Hoisting Appliances 1998.10.01
  • Norsok R-CR-002 – Lifting equipment, January 1995
  • Eurocode 3: Design of steel structures – Part 1-8: Design of joints, 16 April 2004


  • Fabrication to comply with Norsok M-101
  • Painting/Coating: Norsok M-501 Coating sys. no.1
  • Sharp edges, fillets, corners and welds shall be rounded, minimum radius 2mm
  • Material certificates acc. to NS-EN 10204. 3.1b or equal
  • Material traceability required
  • Welding by certified welders
  • NDT requirements acc. to DNV 2.22 Lifting Appliances: All members are considered to be primary structure

White Papers

  • Engineered for Extremes

    When Johann Diederich Neuhaus built his first wooden shaft winch in 1745, he presumably had no idea how decisive it would later become for the effortless movement of heavy loads.

  • JDN General Catalogue

    At its Witten location, J.D. Neuhaus, with 150 employees, produces hoists and crane systems which are mainly driven by compressed air.

Press Releases

  • Hoist Trolleys Provide Safe Load Movement

    When specifying a hoist for use in industrial applications that demand beam-traversing motion, attention should also be paid to the trolley on to which the hoist hooks.

  • Hoists Deliver Elevated Performance in the Process Industry

    The versatility and performance of the latest Profi TI series air hoists from J D Neuhaus (JDN) ensure their suitability for a wide range of applications in the process industry, from food, beverage and packaged goods, to chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech.

  • Clean, Safe & Hygienic Materials Handling

    Materials handling specialist J D Neuhaus (JDN) can provide a whole host of innovative hoist solutions for working environments that demand high levels of cleanliness and hygiene.

  • Nickel-Plated Hoists Suitable For Hygienically Critical Areas

    Selected models from the J D Neuhaus range of air-operated hoists and trolleys are now available for clean room operations and other specialist applications that also require hygienic working conditions. These include chemical and pharmaceutical production establishments, together with the food and drink industries, covering all aspects of both handling and manufacture.

  • Hoists and Cranes: Captains of Industry

    The importance of an ever-expanding industrial world should not be underestimated. After all, long-term, sustained industrialisation is a key driver for economic development, a fact recognised by the world's most important leaders.

  • J D Neuhaus At Your Service

    The specialised high-performance handling products manufactured by J D Neuhaus (JDN) are engineered for extremes, and are suitable for operation within chemical, oil and gas and general industries involving hazardous working areas, including those subject to potential explosion risks.

  • Process Technologies Boosted With Big-Bag Handling

    The specialised big-bag, air-operated hoists manufactured by J D Neuhaus are suitable for operating with single or twin-bag loads. These handling products also provide safe, speedy and accurate positioning, even where limited headroom conditions exist.

  • J D Neuhaus Hoists Give Tank Cleaning a Lift

    More and more companies are turning to air-operated hoists for effective ways to clean storage tanks. These innovative lifting devices, which offer precise load placement control through convenient hand pendants, are being used successfully for truck tank cleaning operations worldwide. In fact, J D Neuhaus air-operated hoists are deployed in a wide variety of transport tank cleaning applications, including road and rail transit tankers and marine transporters.

  • J D Neuhaus Hoists Facilitate Crane Repairs on Offshore Platform

    When the diesel engine of a deck crane failed, it caused major handling problems for an offshore platform operating in the Dutch sector of the southern North Sea, problems that were solved with the use of J D Neuhaus air operated hoists. The crane was operating at 40m above sea level and provided a lift capacity of 20t.

  • Explosion Protected Crane Systems

    Crane systems manufactured by the J D Neuhaus company can be supplied with Atex classifications EX II 2 GD IIA T4 / EX II 3 GD IIB T4, with increased spark protection also available for explosion level II C.

  • JD Neuhaus Launches New Mobile Website

    Materials handling and lifting equipment specialist JD Neuhaus has launched a mobile version of its website designed specifically for smartphones.

  • JD Neuhaus Redesigns Profi Hoists

    Completing the redesign of its Profi range of air operated hoists, the JD Neuhaus company has now launched its new, innovative Profi 75 TI and Profi 100 TI hoists, offering SWL capacities of 75t and 100t respectively.

  • JD Neuhaus Hoists used to Build World’s Largest Observation Wheel

    Three JD Neuhaus air-operated hoists, each providing a 50t lifting capacity, have been used in the construction of the world's largest observation wheel at The Linq, Caesars Entertainment's $550m outdoor retail, dining and entertainment district located in the heart of the Las Vegas Strip.

  • Air Hoists Handle Difficult Foundry Conditions

    Foundry operating conditions can involve intense heat and noise combined with dust and chemically-laden atmospheres, resulting in some of the most difficult and potentially dangerous working environments.

  • Shipyard Handling Solutions from JD Neuhaus

    With nearly 270 years of hoisting technology experience, the J D Neuhaus company has pioneered many substantial innovations in the field of air-powered handling equipment and is now acknowledged as a global market leader utilising this technology.

  • User Satisfaction with BOP Handling Equipment in Offshore Environments

    Four J D Neuhaus EH 60 air-operated monorail hoists supplied for offshore BOP handling have completed 12 months satisfactory operation to customer requirements, and have also successfully passed their first annual inspection. These hoists were supplied and initially mounted in Norway by Westcon Løfteteknikk AS (WCL) at the Westcon yard, and were designated for eventual location on the Seadrill West Epsilon rig, which is classified as DnV, + 1A1 self-elevating mobile offshore unit.

  • BOP Handling Equipment – CE Marked and ATE-Certified

    A land-based rig incorporating J D Neuhaus handling equipment has been supplied by National Oilwell Varco - Dreco Energy Services ULC. This was delivered in late summer this year to United Oilfield Services, and the BOP handling equipment supplied with this contract comprised two J D Neuhaus Profi 20 Ti-H hoists, each equipped with overhead rail mounting motorised trolleys to provide individual 20t lift capacities. A requirement of this handling equipment was that it should be CE marked and ATEX certified.

  • JD Neuhaus Hoists Provide 200t Handling Capacity on Offshore Rig

    Four JD Neuhaus type EH50 air-operated monorail hoists have been supplied and mounted by Westcon Løfteteknikk of Bergen to the Maersk offshore rig Guardian. These products have been specified for the synchronised lifting and handling of an 18.3/4in 15,000psi BOP unit before and after drilling operations.

  • J D Neuhaus – Engineered for Extremes

    With nearly 270 years of experience in the design and manufacture of high-performance handling and lifting equipment, the J D Neuhaus company has updated their logo and slogan to a design which more closely represents their latest products, including new developments, designed for applications in some of the toughest markets and environments.

  • J D Neuhaus Manufactures Most Powerful Air Hoist

    What is believed to be the world's first air operated hoist with a lift capacity of 125t has been manufactured by materials handling and lifting specialists J D Neuhaus. This is the most powerful unit in its EH range of handling equipment.

  • JDN Delivers Largest Crane System

    At the end of August, JDN delivered their largest crane system constructed to date to Westcon Lofteteknikk AS (WCL)*, Norway. It was a hydraulic semi portal crane with a lifting capacity of 80t, which will be used on a drilling rig. Crane details Spanning 7.5m, an over

  • Hoists Designed for Oil and Gas Industry Used in FPSO Mooring System

    The J D Neuhaus company has a long established reputation for the design and manufacture of materials handling products. It also supplies purpose designed equipment for specialised applications such as the oil and gas industry where safety and reliability are primary requisites. For th

  • J D Neuhaus ‘Hang Tough’ for Offshore Europe 2011 Exhibition

    The J D Neuhaus company will be showing some of their lifting and handling equipment at the Offshore Europe 2011 exhibition. Their products, which have been designed to withstand the toughest operating conditions, can be found in hall 5 on stand 5D111 at the event being held in Aberdeen on 6th –

  • J D Neuhaus Air Force Can Lift Your Business

    J D Neuhaus LP will be showing some of their air operated lifting and handling equipment, including specialist hoists for use with BOP products, at the following forthcoming trade shows and exhibitions: IADC Well Control of the Americas 25th – 26th August 2011 USA – San Anton

  • Visit J.D. NEUHAUS at Offshore Europe 2011

    "Tough enough" is our motto at this year's Offshore Europe trade fair in Aberdeen, where we will introduce a range of hoists designed for applications in the toughest environments: the latest generation of JDN PROFI Air Hoists and EH Monorail Hoists. Visit our team at Offshore Europe i

  • J.D. Neuhaus Introduces New Emergency Lowering Device for Monorail Hoists

    The safety of machinery is getting more important, especially where essential jobs are undertaken. Without doubt, BOP handling is one of these jobs. The reworking of leading standards like the amendment of the NORSOK represents this. In the future, the NORSOK Standard will specify an emergency lo

  • New JDN General Catalogue

    In JDN's new 44-page general catalogue, we present the current JDN Production Programme. JDN's energy feeding systems as well as comprehensive information around the JDN service also feature in the catalogue. The new catalogue is initially available in German and English. Further lang

  • J D Neuhaus Provides Hydraulic Crane Systems Adapted to User Requirements

    Where a hydraulic power system supply is available on site, hydraulic cranes from J D Neuhaus can be a more practical option for all lifting and handling operations than its well-established compressed air-operated products. The range of cranes that can be supplied include both single

  • J.D Neuhaus Exhibiting at Cemat 2011

    J.D Neuhaus, one of Europe’s foremost materials handling and lifting specialists, are exhibiting on stand number E58, hall 12, at the CeMAT International Material Handling Fair being held on 2-6 May in Hannover, Germany. The company has established a reputation for quality products, combining rel

  • JDN Introduces Air Hoists and Announces CeMAT 2011

    Strong and powerful: the new JDN air hoists Profi (25 TI up to 50 TI) now include the latest brake motor generation and further interesting innovations. Your advantages: 25% less air consumption Less construction parts, less maintenance Modern design without

  • J.D. Neuhaus Energy Feedings – Spiral Hoses

    For the air supply of JDN air hoists in trolleys, monorail hoists and cranes, various energy feeding systems are available: Spiral hose Hose trolleys Square or C-shaped rail Energy chain Today, we introduce the spiral hose. This simple

  • New JDN Monorail Hoists EH 37 and EH 50

    As a result of 30 years of experience in offshore material handling J.D. Neuhaus introduces a new generation of monorail hoists. These new JDN monorail hoists have especially been designed for BOP Handling Systems and fulfill all requirements for this special application. They are available with

  • JDN Offers Online Operating Time Calculator

    According to the ISO 4301/1/FEM 9.511 series, lifting equipment is classified and dimensioned into groups depending on the operating conditions (driving mechanism classification). The group a hoist is classified in, is determined by the class of operating time and the load spectrum. The class of

  • J.D. Neuhaus Gains ISO 14001 Environmental Certification

    J.D. Neuhaus & Co. KG (JDN) has been certified for their comprehensive environ-mental management system according to the international environmental standard ISO 14001 by the TÜV Rheinland. At the Witten Germany location, 140 employees produce hoists, winches and crane sys-te

  • Eco-Friendly JDN Air Hoists

    Can hoists be environmentally friendly? This question was raised by JD Neuhaus GmbH & Co KG, the leading German manufacturer of air hoists and cranes. "Of course they can," said Wilfried Neuhaus-Gallade, managing director of JDN. "That is why the environmentally conscious management

  • JDN Releases Air-Powered Hoists, Winches and Crane Systems Brochure

    J.D. Neuhaus (JDN), a provider of the highest quality hoists, winches and cranes, has released a free white paper on its range of air-powered hoists, winches and crane systems. With more than 50 years' experience with compressed air as a driving medium, JDN has become a recognised spec

  • New JDN Image Brochure

    "Here we are. Powered by air!" is the short and concise message of the new Image Brochure from JD Neuhaus GmbH & Co. KG (JDN), Witten, Germany. JDN, leading German manufacturer of pneumatic hoists and cranes, presents some of its key branches with striking full-page illustrations in

  • New JDN Profi Air Hoists

    J.D. Neuhaus has added two air operated hoists to its Profi range. The Profi 1.5 TI and Profi 3 TI / 2 models are both equipped with a new 2kW-rated vane motor. Like all JDN air hoists they are super-reliable, which has been proven in comprehensive long-term tests. Classified in driving

  • New JD Neuhaus Website

    JD Neuhaus, the leading German manufacturer of air-driven hoists, winches and cranes, presents new websites under the well-known address www.jdn.de. Innovative and customer-orientated Besides the CI relaunch, the menu has been restructured to make the navigation more u

  • JDN Air Winches Profi Lifter 500

    J.D. Neuhaus (JDN), the specialist in air driven hoists, cranes and winches, presents a new rope winch in the load range up to 750 kg: The JDN Air Winches Profi Lifter 500 with capacities of 500 kg in the 5th layer and 750 kg in the 1st layer. These new winches combine approved PROFI

  • New JDN Air Hoists PROFI 025 TI – 2 TI

    Maximum Performance in a Compact Design With the relaunch of the Profi TI series in the 250kg to 2t carrying capacity range, J.D. Neuhaus has optimised the entire JDN Profi industrial series over the past two years and set new standards in air hoists. The same patent

  • New: JDN Air Winches Profi

    JDN Air Winches for various applications With immediate effect J.D. Neuhaus, the spe-cialist in air driven hoists and cranes, offers a brandnew air powered winch series for a variety of applications. Six Winch Models are available: - JDN Lifting Wi

J.D. Neuhaus GmbH & Co KG
58449 Witten

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