Winches and Hoists eschew chains for straps.
Press Release Summary:
Columbia power winches and hoists use high strength strap instead of wire rope or chain for load handling. Strap eliminates load rotation and spooling problems, is easier to handle, inspect and install than wire rope or chain, and meets ANSI B30.5 standard. More than 100 standard models of strap hoists and winches are available with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic motor options and capacities up to 12,000 lb.
Original Press Release:
A.P.P.I. Strap Hoist / Winch
Beaverton, Oregon, USA. Allied Power Products, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new line of their Columbia brand power winches and hoists that utilize a high strength strap - rather than wire rope or chain - for load handling. According to APPI's President, Bob Peterson, a strap eliminates load rotation and spooling problems while being easier to handle, inspect and install than wire rope or chain. These units meet ANSI B30.5 standards and are adaptable to the needs of virtually any type of industry. More than 100 standard models of strap hoists and winches are available in the line with electric, hydraulic and pneumatic motor options. Hoist capacities of up to 5,600 lbs. and winch ratings of up to 12,000 lbs. are offered. As is true of all APPI products, special designs and custom modifications to meet customers needs are available. APPI supplies a wide range of winches, hoists and material handling systems for military, commercial and industrial applications around the world.