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Aerospace/Defense

Columbia Test Stand Hoist

Application:  Lifting aircraft engines on a mobile test stand
Customer: Knight Aerospace Products, Inc.
Location:  San Antonio, TX
Hoist Model:  Columbia HR3G-7000-2D18-X
Line Pull:  7,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 4 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  24 VDC
Special Features:  Drum sleeve grooved for 12mm diameter wire rope, 1 HP motor and spring applied, electrically released brake…

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….

Columbia Revetment Hoists Provide an Aircraft Revetment Solution

Application: Dual drum explosion-proof revetment hoists raise and lower an aircraft revetment door
Customer:  Kellogg, Brown and Root
Location:  Naval Air Station Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Africa
Hoist model:  Columbia HF3500-2A17-L-00
Line pull:  3,500 pounds
Line speed: 12 feet per minute
Power source: 230 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special features: Standard hoist with center flange drum and dual cable anchors for ¼” stainless steel wire rope. Custom hoist base mount to allow integration to existing mounting location with stainless steel fasteners where applicable. Hoist motor and controls are Class I, Div 1, Group D rated for the highly volatile area. Custom control panel with UP/DOWN…

Columbia Base Mounted Hoist Assists in Lifting Chamber Door

Application: Base mounted hoist for opening and closing vacuum chamber door
Customer: Dynavac
Location: Hingham, MA
Hoist Model: Columbia HL15000-4A17-L-05
Line pull: 15,000 lbs.
Line speed: 6 feet per minute
Wire Rope Capacity: 30 ft X 9/16” galvanized wire rope with latching hook
Power source: 460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special features: Standard hoist with VLS-15 roller bearing steel sheave and low voltage NEMA 4X rated controls…

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…

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 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
Cable Capacity: 27 feet x 2” wide strap
Power Source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Strap drum conversion, custom rotation fixture

Columbia Pneumatic Drone Winch Assists In Ocean Launching

Application: Custom Columbia pneumatic drone winch designed to launch drones off moving ships in the Pacific Ocean.
Line Pull: 2000 pounds
Line Speed: 21 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 20 feet of custom 2″ strap with quick release latch
Power Source:  Pneumatic – 80 SCFM @ 70 PSI
Special Features: Motor mounted manual control valve plumbed and installed with mufflers. Custom strap design with special quick release latch to allow tensioning for launch and quick release. Special coating for marine environment protection….