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Columbia Steel Pipe Hoist System Moves Steel Tubing

Columbia Steel Pipe Hoist System Moves Steel Tubing

Application: Steel pipe hoist system for lifting steel tubing from a trimming table and lower onto a cart
Customer: Imperial Steel Products Ltd.
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada
Winch Model: Columbia HG3700-2417-L-02 Dual Hoist System
Line Pull: 3,700 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 8 feet per minute on the first layer
Power Source: 230 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  Spring applied, electrically released brake, Cable tensioning plate, Custom control system to operate hoists individually or in unison

Why APPI: Lifting anything 40 feet long is a challenge but when it’s steel tubing weighing more than 700 pounds the task requires a thoughtful approach to ensure it can be done as safely and effectively as possible.

To solve this lifting problem in their factory, Imperial Steel Products asked us for assistance.  After considering all the factors in the application – including lifting points, hoist capacity, line speed and amp draw at the hoist – it was determined a dual hoist system would be the best approach.

Selected to do the work were two of our Columbia HG3700 hoists with controls that allow operating both hoists with individual up/down buttons or locked together and controlled with a single set of push buttons.  Each hoist has a tension plate to help ensure the line stays properly spooled when the hooks are being placed on the tubes.

In operation, this dual hoist system allows the operator to lift the tubes and lower them onto transfer carts with absolute control. We’re happy we can say that our hoists get a check mark in both the “cuts cost” and “increases production” boxes for this customer.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular steel pipe hoist system 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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