Application: Trade show display hoists
Customer: World leader in the recreational boat market
Location: Mettawa, IL
Hoist Model: Dual Columbia HG5600-2A17-L-02 AC Electric Hoists
Line Pull: 5,600 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 7.7 feet per minute on the first layer
Special Features: Custom control system to operate two hoists in unison, Handheld pendant control with up/down momentary contacts and a Hoist A/B/both switch on a 15’ lead, Cable tension plate
Power Source: 230 VAC / Three phase / 60 Hz
Why APPI: When a leading manufacturer of recreational boats, marine engines, marine parts and accessories wanted to attract attention at shows by adding motion to a boat on display, one of their engineers contacted us for assistance.
The concept presented was for a “cradle” that held the boat with an AC electric hoist that would roll a boat secured to it to 21 degrees negative and then bring it back to level with intermediate stops where it would be mechanically locked in position.
After discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a single hoist versus a dual hoist configuration, a two hoist system was specified. In addition to determining how to control the two hoists to ensure they worked in tandem, application details about how to achieve proper line spooling were discussed and implemented into the final design.
Although there was minimal lead time before the first show that using the display was scheduled, we were able to expedite the order in time for launching the new display as planned.
Please contact us if you would like more information about these trade show display 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.