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Pneumatic Capstan Winch Installs Replacement Felts

Pneumatic Capstan Winch Installs Replacement Felts

Application: Pneumatic capstan winch used to quickly install replacement felts on paper machines.
Customer: North Pacific Paper Corporation
Location: Longview, Washington
Line Pull: 4,200 pounds
Line Speed: 39 feet per minute
Power Source: Pneumatic – 230 SCFM @ 90 PSI
Special Features: Compact design (29” tall, 17” wide, and 19” deep), custom capstan head.
Why APPI: North Pacific Paper Corporation chose to replace the obsolete pneumatic winch. APPI designed this solution to speed up the process with added control.

Maintenance workers can now pull felt rolls on paper machines using a capstan. Unlike a winch that requires a line to be pulled off a drum and then rewound on the drum, this pneumatic capstan allows them to be ready to pull as soon as they put the friction wraps around the capstan head. In addition, the proportional pneumatic control valve provides the operator with complete control over the pulling speed.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular pneumatic capstan 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.

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