Aerostat Systems

Aerospace and Defense Solutions

Our experience and creative problem solving skills are showcased in the winch systems we have designed and built for this demanding market.

We can provide controls that ensure precise launch and recovery capability and our range of line pulls, line speeds and line capacities is unlimited.

Full power and data links are easily accommodated as our modular winch designs can incorporate virtually any style of slip ring.

To discuss project specifics or request a quote contact us at (503) 626-0654.


Aerostats Winches and Hoists




Columbia Parachute Hoists Specified for US Navy Drying Tower

Application: Columbia parachute hoists lift multiple parachutes to dry after cleaning
Customer:  Noble Supply / US Navy
Location:  Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Hoist model:  Columbia HD670-1A34-L-11
Line pull: 670 pounds
Line speed: 30 feet per minute
Power source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  Hoists: Epoxy overcoat, stainless steel fasteners, stainless steel wire rope and cable tension plate.  Custom control panel: Eight (8) position hoist selector switch, UP/DOWN momentary contact push buttons and power indicator lights.  Sheaves: Eight (8) VLS-3 vertical lead sheaves with low profile mounting, epoxy overcoat and stainless steel fasteners….

Columbia Variable Speed Hoists Suspend James Webb Space Telescope in Simulation Chamber

Application:  Variable Speed Hoists Used in James Webb Space Telescope Testing
Customer:  NASA
Location:  Greenbelt, MD
Hoist Model:  Columbia HL15000-2A17-L-05
Line Pull:  15,000 pounds
Line Speed:  2.8 feet per minute
Power Source:  460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  AutoAdvance Line Spooler with vertical line entry, variable frequency drives, encoders….