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Electric winches offer advantages over traditional hydraulic take-up units commonly found in conveyor systems. Those advantages include quicker response times, varying amounts of line pull and greater belt storage capacity. Depending on the bulk tension requirements of your take-up unit, electric winches will provide constant tension under dynamic loads and relieve motor overload by peaking torque prior to start-up – regardless of belt speed. When you need longer take-up travel for high tension applications, an electric winch is likely your best option. For this specific winch, vertical beams were added to attach to the roof of the customer’s mine, allowing for proper connection to the customer’s take-up unit. Metal safety guarding was added to protect workers from moving parts. West River can provide several types of electric winches. Please contact us today with your take-up and winch specifications.

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150HP Constant Tension
Winch Assembly, no frame
or guarding
Photo of 150HP Constant
Tension Winch Assembly
Photo of 150HP Constant
Tension Winch With Roof
Mount Assembly and
Guarding

Custom Overland and Underground Mining Conveyor Equipment

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

OVERLAND CONVEYORS

Cost-effective solutions for hauling aggregates like sand and gravel over long distances.

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UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

UNDERGROUND CONVEYORS

Improve mining operations with custom conveyors that are tested for safety and reliability.

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PARTS

PARTS

An online inventory stocked with gearboxes, fluid couplings and other parts ready to be shipped.

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CONVEYOR BELTS

CONVEYOR BELTS

Avoid unplanned downtime and injuries that can arise from worn out conveyor belts.

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