High-Lift Hoist for Communications Dish Installation
Application: Columbia high-Lift Hoist assists in the replacement of communications dish at the Greater Hartford Airport.
Customer: LS Technologies LLC
Location: Hartford, Connecticut
Hoist Model: Columbia HD2000 AC Electric Hoist
Line Pull: 2,000 pounds
Line Speed: 12 feet per minute
Cable Capacity: 550 feet X 1/8” wire rope
Power Source: 120 VAC 1 Phase input power
Why APPI: Allied Power Products, Inc. (APPI) was asked by LS Technologies LLC to provide a hoist capable of assisting in the replacement of a defunct communications dish atop a 285 foot tower near the Hartford, CT airport.
LS Technologies, a company specializing in “network implementation and maintenance, engineering, and program management support” was contracted by the DOT to figure out how to lower and raise a 5.5 ft wide, 300 lb antenna hundreds of feet. To add to the challenge, LS Technologies also faced the jarring cold of the brutal Connecticut winter. With installation taking place at 250 ft, wind chill brought temperatures down as low as -10ºF.
As stipulated by the local contractor, those working on the installation were only allowed to work on the tower for twenty minutes because of the conditions. This made things difficult as it took nearly twenty minutes just to climb the tower. As a result, it took three days of work to complete the installation. To make this job possible, APPI provided a Columbia HD2000 AC electric hoist to assist in the replacement of the communications dish. Weather aside, by supplying a vehicle mounted hoist with a handheld control pendant, APPI was able to help LS Technologies safely complete their job.
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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.