Fallsoft® - Personnel Retrieval Winches / Man Rated Winches

Man rated for retrieval of personnel from confined spaces, plus the extra safety of a secondary brake.

The centrifugal secondary brake activates only on failure of the primary brake and free wheeling of the drum.

The secondary braking system also has a built-in shock absorbing mechanism.

General

  • Friction disk.
  • Continuous brake holds load in place when raising & lowering, therefore preventing free wheeling of drum when crank handle is released.
  • Double pawl primary brake on drive shaft for extra safety.
  • Double pulley cable guide allows level winding.
  • Heavy duty cable retainer spring holds cable tight to drum.
  • Working loads: 350 lbs (150 kg) for personnel and 600 lbs (270 kg) for equipment.
  • Minimum operating load: 50 lbs (22.5 kg).
  • Mechanical advantage: 30.
  • Meets all requirements of fall protection systems in 29 CFR OSHA 1918.5[k].
  • Tested in accordance with ANSI Z359.1-1992 [R1999].

'Standard' Winches

  • Retrieval speed: 20 ft/min (6.0 m/min).
  • 2 handles on crank for quick winding under no load.

Available Models

  • GM901F – 70' (21 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) SS cable, weighs 26 lbs (11.7 kg)
  • GM901FT – 80' (24 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) 'Technora 12' fibre rope, weighs 24 lbs (10.8 kg)
  • GM902F – 100' (30.5 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) SS cable, weighs 35 lbs (15.5 kg)
  • GM903F – 150' (45 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) SS cable, weighs 43 lbs (19 kg)
  • Other lengths can be made available by special request.

'Mini' Winches

  • Retrieval speed: 12 ft/min (3.6 m/min).
  • Adjustable length removable handle.

Available Models

  • GM907DF – 50' (15 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) SS cable, weighs 21.5 lbs (9.6 kg)
  • GM907DT – 50' (15 m) length Ø3/16" (4.8 mm) 'Technora 12' fibre rope, weighs 19 lbs (8.5 kg)

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