A North Carolina ambulance manufacturer recently drew upon Allied Power Products, Inc.’s (APPI) expertise to provide a DC powered hoist that would help ambulance and emergency personnel load wheeled stretchers carrying bariatric patients.
From their extensive product line of hoists and winches, APPI selected their DC500 12 volt strap hoist. When not under tension at all times, a strap eliminates many of the spooling issues associated with wire rope. In addition, patients benefit from the smooth pulling of a strap because it does not jump from layer to layer. The synthetic fabric construction of the strap is also much cleaner and easier on the hands of ambulance personnel as it does not require lubrication or burr.
The APPI DC500 is equipped with a 1.1 hp motor which provides a line pull of 1,100 pounds and a line speed of 17 feet per minute. An overall weight of 25 lbs., a footprint of 14″ x 6.5″ and a height of 6.4″ makes it ideal for mounting in small spaces.
A 27 foot long strap reduces the distance a stretcher needs to be pushed by hand before the load can be transferred to the hoist and pulled into the ambulance. A hand held pendant controls the hoist.
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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.