Capstans

Standard AC Electric & Pneumatic Power

By wrapping soft line around its “head” and applying “tailing” tension that is only a small portion of the load to the free end of the line, a capstan can pull loads without storing line on a drum as do winches and hoists.

Our standard capstan units are available with either pneumatic or AC electric input power capacities from 1000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. and line speeds up to 74 fpm. Higher line pull capacities and speeds as well as DC electric, self-contained and hydraulically powered units can be provided.

Vertical and horizontal mounting configurations are available to meet your installation and operating requirements.

Columbia capstans are in use in a wide range of industries including railway, marine and manufacturing applications. They are also widely used in the paper industry pulling felt rolls, significantly reducing downtime during routine maintenance.

If you are considering a capstan for a pulling application, please contact us to review and discuss your requirements at (503) 626-0654.




ModelHPPower InputCalculated Performance
PSICFMLBSFPM
C1000-P2.5901051,00074
C2000-P2.5901052,00033
C3000-P4.2901543,00038
C4000-P4.2901544,00029
C7000-P6.2902537,00023
C10000-P6.29025310,00016

 

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ModelHPCalculated Performance
LBSFPM
C100011,00033
C200022,00031
C300033,00032
C400044,00032
C70007.57,00034
C100001010,00034

 

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Features

Pneumatic and Electric Options

Custom Drum Sizes Available

Local or Remote Variable Speed Controls







Pneumatic Capstan Winch

Application: Pneumatic capstan winch used to quickly install replacement felts on paper machines.
Customer: North Pacific Paper Corporation
Location: Longview, Washington
Line Pull: 4,200 pounds
Line Speed: 39 feet per minute
Power Source: Pneumatic – 230 CFM at 90 PSI
Special Features: Compact design (29” tall, 17” wide and 19” deep), custom capstan head. Designed to replace obsolete pneumatic winch.