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Columbia Chute Hoist Simplifies Routine Maintenance in Pot Ash Mine

Columbia Chute Hoist Simplifies Routine Maintenance in Pot Ash Mine

Application:  Columbia AC Electric Chute Hoist Positions Pot Ash Chute
Customer:  Mosaic Potash
Location:  Colonsay, Saskatchewan – Canada
Hoist Model:  Columbia HF2300-5A17-L-02
Line Pull:  2,300 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 12 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  575 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  575 VAC brakemotor with low voltage controls and cable tension plate

Why APPI:  As a part of their overall operations, a chute moving raw material between processing machinery isn’t a big deal in the Mosaic Potash plant in Colonsay – until that pipe has to be moved numerous times to allow a crane to move past it for routine maintenance.

The solution that brought an end to the difficult and time-consuming task of manually rigging it every time it need to be moved was to install one of our Columbia HF2300 AC electric hoists to lift the pipe and pivot it out of the way.  With its cast, machined and fully sealed construction along with a totally enclosed, fan cooled brake motor it was the ideal choice for the rugged conditions where it will be working.

Chris Maierhoffer, their Applied Process Engineer at the site, said our ability to provide the hoist with a 575 VAC motor in short order and provide a pressure plate to keep the line properly wound on the drum when the chute was down and in a no-load position helped make it easy for him to specify our unit.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular chute hoist 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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