We have the older Vortek (made by Daktronics at the time) controller, terrible is an understatement.I'd spend just as much if not more time evaluating the control side of the equation as I did the winch. Jr Clancy and vortek both made super extremely terrible control surfaces at some point, I haven't touched their newer offerings.
It's important to think about what you currently do, and how you currently approach it, and then receive demos of how the various options will approach those problems. You'll be surprised at how obtuse some of the approaches are.
No disagreement but basically same software as Clancy. And controls only. Maybe Niscon makes joists but I'm not aware of them.
You're correct Bill. We don't manufacture hoists but we do work with a lot of fantastic hoist manufacturers. Our focus is controls and in a renovation scenario the machinery is often not the part that needs to be replaced. It is usually the control first and some mechanical parts.