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Columbia Die Winch Assists Garage Door Manufacturing

Columbia Die Winch Assists Garage Door Manufacturing

Application:  Pulling dies in and out of a hydraulic press
Customer:  Midland Garage Door Manufacturing Company
Location:  West Fargo, ND
Winch Model:  Columbia WD1300-1A34-F-15 AC Electric Winch
Line Pull:  1,300 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  15 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Strap drum conversion, tie rod guide roller

Why APPI:  Midland Garage Door Manufacturing Company has been manufacturing overhead garage doors for both commercial and residential applications for over 40 years.   Included in their product line are a number of steel panel doors – each with a die that is used in a high capacity hydraulic press to form them.

For over a decade, they have been using two Columbia WD1300-1A34-F-15 AC electric winches in their manufacturing process.  One die winch is used to pull a die for a specific panel into the press and when production of that panel ends the other winch pulls the die out of the press.

The winches were provided with straps to eliminate the spooling and wear issues associated with wire rope.  They have a freespool control that allows the line to be pulled off the drum easily by the operator.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this die winch 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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