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Winch Machine for Ropeways

Custom Mechanism Design

Ropeways are one of the most convenient ways to transport heavy construction supplies through a height of troublesome terrain. Winch Machine is the main engine that drives the gondola/bucket through the ropeway.



The machine in the picture has been designed, fabricated and successfully installed by GRIT Engineering for hydropower construction project (project name classified). This machine can haul 300 m long steel rope and was designed for a load of 260 kg.

A 5 hp 3 phase induction motor running at 2800 rpm powers this machine such that the bucket carrying concrete, or any other supply material, can travel at speeds up to 2 m/s. A disc brake is coupled as well for braking the high inertial force.