We Make Things Move! | (503) 626-0654 | info@alliedpower.com

Aerial Sculpture Hoist

Aerial Sculpture Hoist

Application: Aerial sculpture hoist for children’s hospital
Customer: Artech, Inc.
Location:  Seattle, WA
Line Pull:  Two hoists with 5,600 pounds capacity each
Line Speed:  8 feet per minute
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Custom control panel

Why APPI: Allied Power Products, Inc. (APPI) was recently contacted by Seattle area fine art management company Artech Inc to assist in the construction of a stress-reducing and vibrant ocean-themed environment at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. The piece in question was a 9,800-pound glass sculpture of an orca whale mother and child, positioned high above the lobby floor. APPI was called upon to engineer a dual-hoist system to help position and maintain this beautiful piece.

APPI provided two Columbia HG5600 AC Electric Hoists mounted overhead and out of sight to effectively raise and lower this unique work of art. Additionally, due to space limitations and to ensure proper spooling of the wire rope, custom 4″ drums were provided in tandem with floating sheaves that would allow for improved fleet angle.

With the operator in mind, APPI utilized a wall-mounted control panel designed to synchronize the two aerial sculpture hoists or operate individually to achieve the appropriate pitch. The intuitive controls made it possible to precisely position the 25-foot long work of art just as the artist intended above the entryway between the first and second floors.

The final mounting of the Orca and child marked the successful addition of another priceless addition to the Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular sculpture hoist system or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans, and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.