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Columbia Aircraft Assembly Hoist Positions Components

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

Why APPI: When faced with the need to rotate a large aircraft nose assembly 180 degrees in order to install landing gear modules, a major aircraft manufacturer utilized a pair of Columbia AC Electric Strap Hoists from Allied Power Products, Inc. (APPI).

APPI provided two of their standard HD650 AC electric hoists with a strap drum option for this application. Each of the 2 strap hoists winds a 2” wide strap flat on the drum which eliminates the problems associated with wire rope spooling. Installed on a custom rotation fixture that is suspended from an overhead crane, each ac electric hoist has 650 lbs. of lifting capacity at a speed of 21 feet per minute.

Two 15 foot long pendant controls allow precise positioning and electrically released brakes ensure reliable load holding while the nose assembly is being rotated into position.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular strap hoists system or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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