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Railcar Positioning Winch System

Application: Dual-Winch Railcar Positioning Winch System
Customer: Union Pacific Railroad (UPR)
Location: Roseville, CA
Winch Model: Columbia WR40000-4A17-L-01
Line Pull: 40,000 pounds per AC electric winch
Line Speed: 5 feet per minute
Wire Rope Capacity: 128 feet x 3/4” diameter wire rope
Power Source: 460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Cable tension roller, Custom control panel….

Columbia Manufacturing Winch for Synthetic Rope

Application: Synthetic rope manufacturing winch stretches and sets splices in assemblies
Customer: Cortland Puget Sound Rope
Location: Anacortes, WA
Line Pull: 4,700 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 12 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 208 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Spring-applied, electrically-released brake for rapid brake reaction and holding capability when stretching and setting splices in synthetic rope assemblies. Manual freespool to reset quickly for rapid cycle times. Low voltage controls with a custom handheld pendant control to keep the operator a safe distance away….

HAZLOC Oil Rig Hoist System for Offshore Platform

Application: A HAZLOC oil rig hoist system for raising and lowering a carriage containing an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler (ADCP) on an offshore platform from the deck down to docking posts at keel level
Customer: BMT Scientific Marine Services, Inc.
Location: Houston, TX
Line Pull: 6,000 pounds
Line Speed: 15 feet per minute first layer
Power Source: 460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Class 1 Div 2 Group D rated brake motor, epoxy paint finish, variable speed controls with NEMA 7 rated 4-button pendant for UP/DOWN operation and incrementally programmable +/- speed control.

Photography Studio Light Bank Hoist

Application: DC Electric Photography Studio Light Bank Hoist System to position an oversized lighting arrangement for photographing large products.
Line Pull: 800 lbs per hoist through four parts of line
Line Speed: Up to 15 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 45 feet x 1/8” diameter synthetic rope.
Power Source: 24 VDC
Special Features: Dual motors on each hoist, a special cable guidance system incorporating a “bulls-eye” fairlead

Columbia DC Electric Maintenance Hoist

Application: DC electric maintenance hoist for servicing aircraft engines
Customer: Celtech Corporation
Location: Worldwide
Line Pull: 7,000 pounds
Line Speed: 4 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 40 feet x 5/8″ diameter wire rope with latching hook
Power Source: 24 VDC
Special Features: Custom hoist with right angle gearbox, 24 VDC motor and spring-applied, electrically-released brake, MIL-spec paint…

Winch for Testing Bobcat Bucket Capacity

Application: Winch for testing Bobcat bucket capacity
Customer: Bobcat
Location: Bismark, ND
Winch Model: Columbia WG11000-4A17-X-03 AC Electric Winch
Line Pull: 11,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 8 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: With Bobcat providing their own adjustable speed controls, APPI custom-built the Columbia WG11000-4A17-X-03 winch for testing to be compatible with Bobcat’s variable frequency drive. A cable tensioning plate was horizontally mounted to help prevent bird-nesting when using the manual free spool lever. In addition, quick-mount brackets were added to simplify installation and provide clearance for the inverter-duty motor.

DC Electric Recovery Winch for Mars Rover

Application: DC electric recovery winch for Mars Rover
Customer: MDA / NASA
Location: Richmond, British Columbia
Line Pull: 130 pounds
Line Speed: 5 feet per minute
Capacity: 45 feet X 4 mm synthetic rope on single layer
Power Source: 24 VDC
Special Features: Custom hoist with AutoAdvance Line Spooler, integral load cell, 24 VDC motor and spring-applied, electrically-released brake.

Columbia Brush Hoist Raises the Bar for DuraSweeper System

Application: Columbia brush hoist used for raising and lowering poly wafer brush for debris and snow removal
Customer: Bluff Manufacturing
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Hoist Model: Columbia HF3500
Line Pull: 3,500 pounds
Line Speed: 12.2 feet per minute first layer speed
Power Source: 230 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Epoxy paint finish, stainless steel fasteners for added corrosion resistance….

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…

Columbia Aircraft Assembly Hoist Positions Components

Application: Two strap hoists for positioning nose cone during aircraft assembly.
Customer Location: Marrietta, GA
Line Pull: 650 pounds per AC electric hoist
Line Speed: 21 feet per minute
Strap Capacity: 27 feet x 2” wide strap
Power Source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Strap drum conversion, custom rotation fixture