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Arts & Entertainment

Columbia Hoists Handle Backstop Netting At Wrigley Field

Application:  Raising and lowering the backstop safety netting at Wrigley Field
Customer:  Strata Contractors LLC
Location:  Chicago, IL
Hoist Model:  Columbia HG5600-2A17-L-02 AC Electric Hoist
Line Pull:  5,600 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 
7.7 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  100 feet x 7/16” diameter wire rope with latching hook, supplied loose
Power Source:  208 VAC / Three phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  NEMA 6 hand-held pendant control with 15’ lead, Includes quick disconnect for pendant at control panel…

Columbia Amusement Ride Hoist Assists With Maintenance

Application:  Amusement Ride Hoist for Maintenance and Repair
Customer:  Bragg Crane
Location:  Orlando, FL
Hoist Model:  Columbia HG1600-4A33-L-0 AC electric hoist with flat strap
Line Pull:  1,600 pounds on first layer
Line Speed:  15.1 feet per minute on first layer
Strap Web Capacity: 30 feet X 4” synthetic strap with straight latching hook
Power Source:  460 VAC  / 3 phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Rotary limit switch for upper and lower travel stops, strap drum conversion, quick mount brackets…

Columbia Amusement Ride Maintenance Winch Ensures Ride Safety

Application:  Amusement Ride Maintenance Winch
Customer: Intamin Amusement Rides Int.
Location: Schaan, Liechtenstein
Hoist Model: Columbia WF2100-2A28-L-00
Line Pull: 2,100 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 20 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 230 VAC / Single phase / 50 Hz
Special Features: Strap drum holding 50 feet of 2” nylon strap

Columbia Dual Hoist System Provides Museum Access

Application:  Dual hoist system to lift a “curtain wall” in a major museum
Customer: Baker Metal Products, Inc.
Location: New York City, NY
Hoist Model: Two Columbia HR3-7200-4A17-L
Line Pull: 7,200 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 12 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 460 VAC / 3 Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Wire rope tension roller on each hoist…

Columbia Stage Hoist System Solves Theater Rigging Issues

Application: Columbia stage hoist for setting and striking theater props and lights
Customer: Entertainment Industry Distributor
Location: Hollywood, California
Model number:  Columbia HG500 “Stage Hoist System”
Line Pull: 500 pounds
Line Speed: Up to 56 feet per minute
Wire Rope Capacity: 220 feet x 3/8″ diameter synthetic line
Power Source: 230 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Custom stage hoist package designed specifically for theater use…

Photography Studio Light Bank Hoist

Application: DC Electric Photography Studio Light Bank Hoist System to position an over-sized 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, special cable guidance system incorporating a “bulls-eye” fairlead

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…

High Speed AC Electric Winch for Japanese Production Company

Application: Custom high speed AC electric winch with variable speed to pull a 90 lb kite in excess of 600 feet per minute across a stage and back for a production company with shows in Japan
Line Pull:90 pounds
Line Speed: 660 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 90 feet X 1/8″ aircraft cable
Power Source: 180 VDC Electric
Special Features: Custom grooved cable drum with twin anchors for positioning. Custom 4 cam rotary limit switch for failsafe control of the kite with cams modified to ensure tripping at high speed. 2 hp 180 VDC TEFC rated motor with control board. Custom variable speed controls with PLC input.

Columbia Chandelier Hoist Provides A Welcome Lift

When Portland’s beautifully restored Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall opened in 1984, a pair of hand crafted, irreplaceable chandeliers were left in place to serve as reminders of the hall’s storied past.  Columbia’s chandelier hoist system is now responsible for raising and lowering these chandeliers for cleaning and maintenance.

These magnificent crystal lights have the unique distinction of having witnessed each of the hundreds, if not thousands, of live performances that have entertained theater-goers since its opening as the Portland Public Theater in 1928. Suspended at 60 feet above the floor and weighing in at 350 pounds, the only way workers are…