Wind Turbine Lifting Equipment, Wire Rope Hoists & Chain Hoists
We at Liftingsafety have brought together a selection of hoists, some of which specifically designed as a Wind turbine hoists and others that have been designed for other industries though may meet the requirements for offshore use with-out the premium price tag.
We are working with wind turbine manufacturers, operators and maintenance contractors to develop the ultimate maintenance hoist that would offer all the qualities required.
The hoists/winches in this category are for maintenance of the turbine generators, as used only occasionally by maintenance crews for lifting tools and equipment on to the platform or into the upper pod. Wind turbine hoists should be robust enough to stand up to tough offshore weather conditions and still remain reliable, they need to have adequate IP electrical protection, have a fast lifting speed while remaining competitively priced.
Tirak X Series has an unlimited height of lift because the wire rope is not stored in the machine, centrifugal brake for controlled descent in case of power failure and pendant control with up/down and emergency stop.
Lighter than the T-series, the X-series are most suited for bosun's chairs, inspection harnesses, one-man cradles and light suspended platforms.
Electro- dynamic braking eliminates heat generated by typical designs. Precision machined and hardened liftwheel: exact fit of chain in liftwheel provides smoother operation and reduces chain vibration, superior gear protection, lifetime lubricated.
Options on 250kg Turbine Chain Hoist: Safe working load, voltage, suspension type, height of lift required (metres)
Suspension: Hook or trolley
DC electro-magnetic disk motor operated brake designed to last as long as the hoist itself. This winch is designed to be heavy-duty to provide very long durability and low maintenance to its owner. Extremely quiet running. Noise level: 65 decibels
Options on Wind Turbine Chain Hoist: Safe working load, trolley required, height of lift is 16 to 80 metres.
Wide range of lifting speeds:16 and 4 m/min, 24 & 6 m/min and 32 & 8 m/min, upper and lower electric limit switches
Brake clutch system: DC electromagnetic disk brake made to last as long as the hoist itself.Hook: Upper hook (detachable) and lower hook complies with DIN standard, Motor: Thermal protection
Supplied with a Manual and Electric wire rope hoist. The manual hoist acts as a back-up though is also commonly used to raise (and lower) the electric winch from the sea going vessel.
Hoist mounting: The Electric hoist is mounted on to a foot plate fabricated to the Davit socket; the winch wire is then deflected over a pulley wheel.
This is for ease of installation and to avoid unnecessary manual handling that would otherwise be required raising the winch.
Quick release mountings are combined into the design.
More about Wind Generator Hoists
Wind turbine hoists are designed to meet the specialist requirements of this industry, with capacities and line speeds to suit your specific needs.
- Both onshore and offshore electricity wind turbine generators require large drum capacities for high lifts and a fast lift speed.
- Because they are mostly used for maintenance of the turbine they must be quality manufactured for reliability. We offer our own unique design and distribute for Yale, Verlinde, Pfaff etc...
- They are more commonly mounted on the generator head though can also be mounted at ground level and the rope deflected over a pulley wheel.
- Power supply voltage to customers requirements and; they can be fitted on to a crane system, davit arm, jib crane, fixed mounted or deflected over a pulley wheel.
- Wind turbine hoists are unique in the lifting industry, we have the knowledge and specialist expertise to offer a bespoke hoisting solution to every wind turbine lifting project.