Application: Lifting a hatch door on an elevator shaft
Customer: Dairy Farmers of America (DFA)
Location: Garden City, KS
Hoist model: Columbia HC2000-1A25-L-01 AC Electric Hoist
Line Pull: 2,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 8.5 feet per minute on the first layer
Special Features: Aluminum base plate and Tension plate
Power Source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Why APPI: Chris Castoe, the maintenance manager for the DFA powdered milk processing facility in Garden City, had a problem when he contacted us. To wit, he kept buying AC hoists from a large industrial supplier and they kept failing after very limited use.
The application was straight forward: Lift a 15 foot square by ¼” thick, hinged hatch door that covered a 150’ tall powdered milk elevator in a drying tower. Prior to using the hoists that kept failing he had tried a chain hoist but it was not a good match for the task.
When Chris contacted us we shared information with him about how our regenerative drive hoists monitor current draw and prevent the motor from stalling and burning out when the operator fails to let the hoist stop properly.
We provided his Columbia HC2000 AC electric hoists with base plates to simplify mounting and tension plates to help prevent bird nesting when the hatch doors are pinned open without any load on the wire rope.
To help minimize shipping time Chris had their primary industrial parts supplier, Lawson Products, Inc., handle the purchase of the three units for DFA.
Please contact us if you would like more information about these regenerative drive 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.