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Columbia ROV Testing Hoist

Columbia ROV Testing Hoist

Application:  Deep Sea ROV Testing Hoist
Customer: 
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Location:  Woods Hole, MA
Hoist Model:  Columbia HD1000-1A17-F-11
Line Pull: 
1,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  7.7 feet per minute on the first layer (customer requested speed)
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Reduced speed required for testing application

Why APPI:  At Woods Hole Oceanpgraphic Institution, testing an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is a critical part of their standard operating procedures as a failure during use can mean not just the loss of the use of the vessel, but the loss of the vessel itself.

In order to accomplish their testing on a new ROV, WHOI required a hoist with a minimal footprint while still providing enough lifting capacity to pull the vehicle out of the water.  They also requested a reduced speed to protect valuable equipment on the ROV during the testing process.  Working closely with APPI, a Columbia HD1000 was specified for this task application.

According to Rick Galat, Senior Facilities Engineer at WHOI, they needed a company that could provide an AC electric hoist as well as the expertise to configure the unit to the very specific load and performance requirements needed for their testing.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this ROV testing 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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