Columbia Port Crane Winch Positions I-Beam Rails

Columbia Port Crane Winch Positions I-Beam Rails

Application:  Pulling small I-beam rails into place for installation on fixed port cranes.
Customer:  
Cargotec Crane & Electric
Location:  Elizabeth, NJ
Winch Model:  Columbia WD1000-1A34-F-01
Line Pull:  1,000 pounds on first layer
Line Speed:  22.5 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  213’ of 3/16” wire rope
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Tension plate, base plate, carry handle

Why APPI:  According to Mike Readie – Cargotec Ironworker Foreman –  Cargotec required a port crane winch that uses AC power with enough first layer load capacity and speed to meet their application requirements.  Unit size and portability were also key in their decision making.  Their application consists primarily of pulling rails into place for installation on fixed port cranes.

Mike Readie initially found out about Allied Power Products, Inc. when he and his crew were hired by APM Terminals to install multiple tugboat mounted Columbia HF2100-2A33-L-02 hoist units for the raising and lowering of vessel cable assemblies.  Mike stated that at that time they had been using different set ups for their rail installation (including chain falls and come-alongs to hold rails in place while installing) and were in the process of trying to find a better and safer solution.  After seeing the quality products Allied Power Products, Inc. supplied to APM Terminals – Mike decided to get with their operations manager – Graeme Cooper and they agreed on our WD1000 AC electric winch unit for their rail installation.  They are very satisfied with the capacity, speed and portability of the unit.

Mike and Graeme are now in the process of ordering our Columbia 2000 lb. davit crane along with a Columbia AC electric hoist to complete the first part of their puzzle – raising the rails to proper height for crane installation – in conjunction with our existing WD1000 of course.  This will result in a ton of savings since they currently hire a large crane as needed for these rail lifts.

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