Whatever your role, when working with heavy equipment, safety is paramount. Ensuring you have the right apparatus for the job is extremely important, and with such a huge range of equipment on the market, deciding which items are suitable for you can be a head-scratcher. At Atlas Winch Hire & Hoist Services, we provide an array of high-quality new and used products to suit your project, including hydraulic winches, spoolers and various hoists.
Continue reading to find out more about spoolers, including their purpose, and the type of projects they are ideally suited for.
A spooling winch (or spooler) is a winch fitted with a spooling device, and they are used to guide the spooling of the cable while keeping it completely even, preventing the cable from getting stuck. A spooling device can assist with the installation and removal of cable or rope from the winch drum, with some spooling winches specially designed with two or more drums depending on their purpose and the work needs of the user.
Spooling winches can also accept different diameter shafts in order to match with the various reel weights required for different projects, and most often these winches are either operated by hand or powered by electricity, with sturdy hydraulic winches also an option.
A considerable evaluation of your project needs should be undertaken before you buy a spooling winch, as you may be wasting valuable time and financial resources by investing in a winch which is too big or small for your needs. If you have a large amount of cable to spool, then a powerful and large hydraulic winch may be the option for you. Spooling winches can be used for both onshore and offshore operations in which you require easy coiling and uncoiling of wire rope. Without this equipment, you risk the wire rope not spooling evenly and orderly on the drum.
We provide a comprehensive range of spooling winches, suiting all manner of projects. Electric, pneumatic and hydraulic spoolers can all be found within our product range, including the 3 tonne electric spooler with self-propelled c/w pendant control, and the 40 tonne hydraulic spooler, complete with fitted fork pockets and a 4 point lifting set. All of our spooling devices will ensure the even spooling of rope on the winch.
To ensure we can find you the right solution for your circumstances we stock a huge range of equipment to help you lighten the load, from hoists to slings. Whether you need an electric winch, a spooler, mooring equipment or a heavy duty engine hoist, our team will advise you on the best option. For more information on our range of new and used products, please don’t hesitate to contact us today on 01899 221 577.