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I’ll Take a Columbia Strap Hoist, Hold the Cheese Please

I’ll Take a Columbia Strap Hoist, Hold the Cheese Please

Application:  Lifting cheese wheels from a brine tank
Customer: Creative Design & Engineering, LLC
Location: Reedsville, WI
Hoist Model:  Columbia HC1500-1A25-L-15 AC Electric Strap Hoist
Performance Based on 115 VAC / Single Phase / 60Hz:
Line Pull:  1,500 pounds on the first layer
Line Speed:  11.2 feet per minute on the first layer
Strap Capacity:  27.5’ of 2″ wide strap with 90º latching hook
Special Features:  Washdown-duty rated motor, gray epoxy overcoat, stainless steel fasteners (where applicable), NEMA 6 rated hand-held pendant control

Why APPI:  Dan Lindgren, the president of Creative Design & Engineering, LLC contacted us when he was doing the engineering & design work to replace a chain hoist for the Grande Cheese Co in Lomira, WI.  The hoist is used to lift a basket filled with cheese wheels weighing between 300 lbs and 700 lbs out of a salt brine tank.

Between the vapors from the salt brine tank and the nightly fogging the room gets with a peroxyacetic sanitizer, the chain on the existing hoist was suffering from severe rusting.   To confirm our hoist would solve this problem a piece of strap was left hanging in the production room for several weeks.  When this test was completed, a Columbia strap hoist with a corrosion resistant finish and a properly rated pendant control were provided for the application.

Sorry, but we just have to say, this is as gouda as it gets for this type of application.

Please contact us if you would like more information about this particular strap hoist or any of our other products and services.


Allied Power Products, Inc. has specialized in providing winches, hoists, capstans and cranes to meet our customers’ specific application requirements for more than 30 years.

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