Columbia Demolition Hoist Assists Hydrodemolition

Columbia Demolition Hoist Assists Hydrodemolition

Application:  Columbia Demolition Hoist and Spooler
Customer:  Mac and Mac Hydrodemolition, Inc.
Location: Langley, BC, Canada
Hoist Model:  Columbia HL15000-2A17-X-04 with AutoAdvance Line Spooler
Load Rating:  15,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  11 feet per minute
Wire Rope Capacity:  756 feet x 9/16″ wire rope
Power Source:  230 VAC / 3 Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  5.0 HP brakemotor

Why APPI:  Since 1973, Mac and Mac have been developing new ways to use high pressure water in extreme industrial applications.  A measure of their success are the patents they hold for the most sophisticated hydrodemolition systems in North America.

Positioning their systems with wire rope hoists is typical for them but on many applications such as bridges, tunnels, large concrete shafts, hydroelectric dams and nuclear facilities, the reduced line capacity and spooling issues caused by fleet angle problems were hampering their ability to utilize their robots.

After reviewing their needs we provided them with one of our Columbia HL15000 AC hoists equipped with an AutoAdvance line spooler that mitigates all the issues they had with proper line spooling.  Time previously lost to correcting those problems has been eliminated as has the need for their personnel to try to adjust the wire rope spooling by hand.

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