Application: Stringing and tensioning a conveyor belt for mining
Winch Model: Columbia WD1450 AC Electric Winch
Line Pull: 1,450 pounds
Line Speed: 13.5 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 120 feet X 1/4” wire rope
Power Source: 380 VAC 3 Phase 50 Hz input power
Special Features: Variable frequency drive in NEMA 4X rated control enclosure, NEMA 4X rated low-voltage handheld pendant with a potentiometer, AutoAdvance Line Spooler, cable tensioning plate
Why APPI: Stringing and tensioning a conveyor belt is a complex process – especially when it must be done within the constraints of a mining environment. To address the problems they and their customers have with this process, Shaw-Almex, a leading supplier of conveyor belt vulcanizing and splicing equipment, asked APPI to provide them with eight of their Columbia WD1450 units to be used as conveyor belt tensioning winches.
These units come with variable frequency drives in NEMA 4X rated control enclosures and are equipped with APPI’s Columbia AutoAdvance Line Spooler ensuring perfect spooling regardless of pulling angle. In addition, cable tensioning plates help prevent wire rope nesting when tension is lost at the hook. Finally, a handheld directional control with variable speed adjustment allows precise positioning of the belts.
Please contact us if you would like more information about these particular tensioning winches 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.