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Columbia Food Grade Hoist and Trolley Assist Chocolate Manufacturing

Columbia Food Grade Hoist and Trolley Assist Chocolate Manufacturing

Application:  Transporting materials down a manufacturing line
Customer:  
The Hershey Company
Location:  Hershey, PA
Trolley Model:  Columbia 1-Ton Manual Trolley with rope-pull
Hoist Model:
  Columbia HD1300-1A34-L-15 AC Electric Hoist
Line Pull:  1,300 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  15.4 feet per minute on first layer
Strap Capacity:  15 feet x 2” wide strap with straight latching hook provided
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special Features: Strap hoist conversion

Why APPI:  When The Hershey Company needed an AC electric food grade hoist and manual trolley to use on a portion of their manufacturing line, Tom Smullen, Technical Assurance Manager, turned to us after a thorough web search.

The load is about 1,000 pounds and is lifted approximately 10 feet before moving it 20 feet down the line to the next position where it is lowered.  For this application, a Columbia HD1300 AC electric strap hoist and 1-ton capacity Columbia manual trolley were specified.  Tom opted for the strap version of the hoist as it provides stable vertical lifting and lowering while also being easier and cleaner to handle than wire rope or chain.

The loads may vary as to material (depending on the product being made) but they are always sure to be part of something “sweeeet” in the end!

Please contact us if you would like more information about this food grade 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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