Columbia Conveyor Tensioning Winch System

Columbia Conveyor Tensioning Winch System

Application:  Conveyor Belt Tensioning Winch System
Location:  Canada
Winch modelColumbia WG9000-1A17-L-02
Line Pull:  9,000 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  2.6 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire Rope Capacity:  31 feet x ⅜” diameter wire rope with latching hook
Power Source:  115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  3:1 gearbox reduction brakemotor

Why APPI:  To eliminate a tedious process that required a ratchet binder to tension the conveyor belt at one of their potash production facilities, our customer went shopping for a conveyor tensioning winch system to perform the task.

Although the performance requirements were not out of the ordinary, the power limitations and confined space quickly eliminated other sources to supply it.

After consulting with their project engineer and engineering consultant, one of our Columbia AC winches with a brake motor/gearbox providing an additional 3:1 reduction was selected.

In use, the winch pulls the conveyor tensioning mechanism a maximum of 12.5 feet with the 3/8” diameter wire.

As the line is wound on a single layer – and held in place with a tension plate – the line pull and line speed remain constant.

Once the belt has been properly tensioned, it is mechanically pinned in place to relieve the live load from the winch.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular tensioning winch 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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