Military Use

Aerospace and Defense Solutions

Over the past 30 years we have had the privilege of supplying winching and hoisting solutions to all branches of the US military.

From small DC davit hoists to synchronized lifting systems with capacities exceeding one thousand tons, APPI has been able to meet the specific requirements of each unique application.

From loading aircraft to positioning submarines, we stand ready to assist.

To discuss project specifics or request a quote contact us at (503) 626-0654.


Military Grade Winches and Hoists





Columbia Parachute Hoists Specified for US Navy Drying Tower

Application: Columbia parachute hoists lift multiple parachutes to dry after cleaning
Customer:  Noble Supply / US Navy
Location:  Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
Hoist model:  Columbia HD670-1A34-L-11
Line pull: 670 pounds
Line speed: 30 feet per minute
Power source: 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60 Hz
Special features:  Hoists: Epoxy overcoat, stainless steel fasteners, stainless steel wire rope and cable tension plate.  Custom control panel: Eight (8) position hoist selector switch, UP/DOWN momentary contact push buttons and power indicator lights.  Sheaves: Eight (8) VLS-3 vertical lead sheaves with low profile mounting, epoxy overcoat and stainless steel fasteners….

Columbia Variable Speed Hoists Suspend James Webb Space Telescope in Simulation Chamber

Application:  Variable Speed Hoists Used in James Webb Space Telescope Testing
Customer:  NASA
Location:  Greenbelt, MD
Hoist Model:  Columbia HL15000-2A17-L-05
Line Pull:  15,000 pounds
Line Speed:  2.8 feet per minute
Power Source:  460 VAC / Three Phase / 60 Hz
Special Features:  AutoAdvance Line Spooler with vertical line entry, variable frequency drives, encoders….