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Columbia Hoists For Lifting

Pneumatic Air-Operated Winches


Compact designs and efficient planetary reductions are a standard of Columbia pneumatic air-operated winches, helping to increase production and decrease input power while minimizing hoist size and weight. Our pneumatic winches include vane motors that stay cooler during long duty cycle and internal spring-applied and air-released mechanical brakes that offer positive load holding capability.

Manual freespool levers in our air-operation winches allow for faster rigging to get loads moving more quickly. Columbia winches are engineered with a sealed construction that keeps gears, shaft surfaces, and bearings lubricated. For added versality and adaptability to different applications, Columbia winches feature a modular design that allows drum size changes, with a wide range of gear ratios and motor sizes available. A full selection of options from single-speed drum switches to synchronized multi-unit/multi-axis proportional systems put you in full control.

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Application Considerations

Determining the required line pull is the most important factor in selecting the proper winch or hoist for your application.

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Line speed is the distance the load travels over a given amount of time.

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Horsepower is a measurement of the rate (line speed) at which work (line pull) is performed.

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Travel distance is the distance the load must move. Determining travel distance is more difficult in positioning systems, when using multiple pieces of line or when line stays in the system.

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Wire rope size is determined primarily by the weight of the load being pulled or lifted.

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The duty cycle of a winch or hoist is a measurement of how often it is used in a given amount of time.

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To prevent excessive wire rope wear and damage and ensure the safety of operators, a location that permits proper fleet angle is necessary to let the wire rope spool uniformly onto the drum.

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The temperature, humidity, exposure to elements, ventilation, and elevation can all play in a role when specifying the proper winch or hoist for the job.

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