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Columbia Rebar Winch Simplifies Manufacturing

Columbia Rebar Winch Simplifies Manufacturing

Application:  Rebar Bending Machine Winch
Customer:  KRB Machinery Company
Location:  Wrightsville, PA
Winch Model:  Columbia WD2000-1A34-F-01 AC Electric Winch
Line Pull:  2000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  11.8 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  84 feet x 5/16” wire rope with latching hook
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Cable tension plate

Why APPI:  Threading the eye of a needle is especially challenging when the thread is a coil of 5/8” rebar and the needle is in the middle of a rebar stirrup bender.

KRB Machinery is a global leader in rebar fabrication equipment and when they first integrated an AC electric rebar winch to ease the task of reloading their rebar bending machines, they turned to us to help meet their specific application requirements. Our Columbia WD2000 AC electric winch was initially specified for this task and it continues to be the standard on all their equipment.

Cast and machined construction, planetary gear reduction and virtually zero for maintenance requirements made this unit an easy choice. A four-roller fairlead was provided with the winch to help ensure the wire rope does not get an opportunity to get tangled.

According to Chris Suski, Design Engineer for KRB Machinery, the winches allow one person to easily load the rebar by pulling it through a roller box and into the machine. With our Columbia WD2000 AC winch installed, its takes less time and effort to load a machine while making it safer for the operator than pulling the rebar by hand.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this rebar 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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