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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.

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. We also have chain hoists, engine hoists and overhead hoists for the automotive industry. For more information call us today or explore our website to see all our products and services.

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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. Not in Brehob’s inventory? Brehob can get it for you. With ISO 9001-2000 certification, Brehob has been in business since 1953.

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Brehob Corporation $$$

Fishers, NY  |  800-821-0086

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. Contact us today and we will work with you to find the best product for your unique application. Call or visit our website for additional information.

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Gorbel Inc. $$$

Chilliwack, BC  |  604-792-5023

With over 29 years of experience in the industry and a team of dedicated professionals, Mussell Crane strives to meet all of your material handling needs. We supply a variety of brand-name electric hoists. Additional services include installation, freight, and after-sales support. To learn more about our line of hoists, visit our website today!

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Mussell Crane Manufacturing $$$

Salt Lake City, UT  |  888-299-0896

Since 1969, American Equipment, Inc. has proven to be an exceptional full service material handling equipment supplier. Serving companies throughout the U.S, American Equipment provides a comprehensive line of electric, air, manual and lever-operated hoists along with equipment such as cranes and monorails. American Equipment also offers hoist rentals, on-site training and 24-hour parts service.

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American Equipment, Inc. $$$
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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.