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Depending on the application and strength requirements, the line could be a steel cable, a rope, or a cord. This line is stored on the spool which is controlled by the crank. Read More…

Winch A winch is a mechanical lifting tool used to crank or tow a line. These electric hoist tools are comprised of three main components: a spool, a crank, and a line.
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Leading Manufacturers

Springfield, OH  |  937-525-5533

KCI Konecranes, since 1910, has provided products, services and industry applications worldwide. KCI Konecrane has a worldwide network for maintenance services to cover all our customers' needs.

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Konecranes, Inc. $$$

Indianapolis, IN  |  800-632-4451

Brehob is a leading provider of high-quality electric hoists in addition to many other related products and parts. Brehob’s seasoned professionals provide outstanding fabricating services, 24-hour emergency service, inside repair, customized training and more.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Fishers, NY  |  844-268-7055

Gorbel®, Inc. is an innovator and leader in producing bridge cranes for the industry. Gorbel® provides a wide variety of overhead handling solutions that handle loads from fifty pounds up to forty tons.

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Gorbel Inc. $$$

Dania, FL  |  866-424-6478

The choice is yours. We offer many kinds of material handling and lifting products. We have electric chain hoists with capabilities that span 200 pounds to 20 tons lifting range as well as wire rope hoists.

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Material Handling Systems, Inc. $$$

Reading, PA  |  800-220-7203

Founded as Reading Chain and Block in 1905, we have become a new company with the same principles, providing excellent customer service and innovative overhead cranes. For over a century we have been manufacturing, building, designing, and installing parts for overhead cranes and hoists.

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Reading Crane and Engineering Company $$$
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Some winches require manual cranking while others are powered by electric motors, hydraulics, or gas motors. Regardless of the type of crank, this part of the device controls how much of the line is pulled in or let out and also controls the tension in the line. Winches are incredibly useful tools and are used in many different applications, ranging from recreational use to industrial purposes. Manually controlled winches are commonly used in sailing to help control sails, and off-road vehicles often use motorized winches to assist in self-towing scenarios. These types of winches are usually fairly small and simple.

However, industrial winches are much larger, stronger, and complex to handle the heavy-duty lifting required in many industrial applications. These winches are controlled by much more powerful motors or hydraulics to handle heavier loads. Industrial-grade winches are used in applications like elevator operation and construction, but they are useful in almost any application that requires heavy-duty hoisting or lifting.

Along with line type and power source, winches can also differ based on their load capacity, diameter, and maximum line speed. These characteristics and features can usually be customized and fit together to meet the specific requirements of a given application.