Culvert Resurfacing With A Columbia Winch
Application: Skid mounted cement sprayer resurfaces culvert linings
Customer: Motion Industries
Location: Muscle Shoals, AL
Winch Model: Columbia WG1600-1A33-L-02 AC Electric Winch
Line Pull: 1,600 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed: 15.1 feet per minute on the first layer
Wire rope capacity: 500 feet x 03/16″ diameter wire rope with latching hook
Power Source: 115 VAC / Single phase / 60 Hz
Special features: Cable tension plate, Variable frequency drive controls using pendant containing with speed potentiometer
Why APPI: Resurfacing a culvert with cement is a challenging task that requires precise timing and control over distances of up to 500 feet. Mike McDougle, On-Site Senior Customer Service Representative for Motion Industries, turned to us for a solution when one of their clients was faced with this challenge. Among their requirements for the winch were variable frequency drive controls so they could maintain a consistent speed and, as the cement sprayer would be working at remote job sites, it had to be powered by a portable single-phase generator.
After discussing their application requirements, a Columbia WG1600 AC electric winch was selected to pull their skid mounted cement sprayer. This winch pulls the skid through the culvert while it applies a new covering over a full 360 degrees inside the culvert. The speed control is adjustable to provide a consistent line speed – which is necessary to maintain a uniform coating thickness as the line builds up one the drum. A wire rope tension plate was added to keep the line from lifting off the drum when not under load.
Please contact us if you would like more information about culvert resurfacing with a Columbia winch 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.