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Columbia Filter Hoists Provide Routine Maintenance Solution

Columbia Filter Hoists Provide Routine Maintenance Solution

Application:  Changing filter plates
Customer:  Sparkler Filters, Inc.
Location:  Conroe, TX
Hoist Model:  Columbia HD900-P-11
Trolley Model:  Columbia HH-2 Hammerhead Trolley

  Single-sheave fallblock with latching swivel hook
  Nylatron sheaves grooved for 3/16” wire rope

Line Pull:  900 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  19 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  85 feet x 3/16” galvanized wire rope
Power Source:  Pneumatic – 50 SCFM @ 70 PSI
Special Features:  Powder coated overhaul plate


Why APPI:  
Servicing and changing heavy filter plates on a custom MCRO filter unit from Sparkler Filters is a challenging and time-consuming process, especially on a large-scale unit with multiple individual filter plates.  In order to accomplish this task, Phil Lawson, purchasing agent for Sparkler Filters, turned to APPI to engineer filter hoists that could provide the necessary lift and travel to help perform the routine maintenance on this unit.

In operation, the Columbia Hammerhead Trolley is mounted on an I-Beam, called the “Bridge”, which is mounted perpendicularly to the filter frame.  The bridge traverses the filter frame while the hammerhead trolley moves along the bridge in order to be positioned directly above each filter plate throughout the vessel.  When the hoist is in position and connected, the filter plate is lifted out of the vessel for cleaning or replacement.

Once installed, Lawson said the Columbia pneumatic hoist and hammerhead trolley were clearly the right choice for this application as they have performed flawlessly since installation.

Please contact us if you would like more information about these particular filter hoists 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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