Columbia AC Electric Hoist Enhances Safety and Efficiency in Industrial Food Processing

Columbia AC Hoist for Industrial Food Production

Application: Lid Management for Cooking Vats
Customer:Proliant, Inc.
Location: Lytton, IA
Hoist Model:
Columbia AC Electric HF3500-4A17-X-00

  • Line Pull:  3500 pounds on the first layer
  • Line Speed: 12.2 feet per minute on the first layer

Power Source:  460 VAC 3Ø 60 Hertz
Special Features:

  • Custom Drum Assembly (4” Width)
  • Brakemotor Rated for IP66
  • Epoxy overcoat
  • Stainless Fasteners


Proliant, Inc., a food processing plant in Lytton, IA, transitioned from manual winches to Columbia’s automated hoist system for opening and closing vat lids, significantly enhancing operational safety and efficiency. The custom-designed HF3500 hoist, with features suited for high moisture environments, ensures reliable and remote-controlled operations, eliminating the hazards associated with manual winch systems.

The manual winches represented a safety hazard (high steam concentration) for personnel operating close to the vats when opening the lids. The solution was a Columbia AC Electric Hoist HF3500 with custom drums to account for the fleet angle.
Due to the heavily saturated environment, an IP66-rated brakemotor, an epoxy overcoat, and stainless steel hardware were included to keep the hoist working for years.

For more details on our custom hoist solutions or to explore our range of products and services, please contact Allied Power Products, Inc. Our team is dedicated to providing tailored solutions to meet your specific industrial needs.

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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