Our bespoke winch systems use several component parts to function, depending on their configuration:
Hoist Assembly – The hoist assembly consists of a drum for the rope to feed onto and an electric motor/gearbox that rotates the drum.
Pulleys – Pulleys are used to direct the rope between the Hoist Assembly and the Contact Suspension Unit.
Contact Suspension Units – When light is in its raised and operating position the Contact Suspension Unit connects the electrical circuits and engages a mechanical lock, relieving the winch, pulleys and wire rope from tension.
Cable Reels – The cable reel pays out the electrical flex to the light fitting as it is lowered to ground level and then automatically retracts the flex when raising the fitting back up to the high level.
Hoist Control Enclosure – The hoist motor uses 3 phase power to run so we use an inverter to convert the domestic 230v power supply feeding the system to 3 phase power that the hoist motor can utilise. The inverter is housed in the Hoist Controller Enclosure and all system control circuits feedback to this enclosure.