ELECTRIC COME UP WINCH
The electric Come-up winches require a voltage of 12 volts or 24 volts to function. The power supply is normally provided by a battery. The battery power must be adapted to the power requirement of the winch. This ensures the full performance of the electric ComeUp winches. The higher the traction power, the greater the current requirement in amperes. The 24 volt voltage has an advantage here, as the amount of current required is halved compared to 12 volts. Batteries are available as standard in many vehicles. This is advantageous for electric winches. The winches can be installed and operated here if required. The basic prerequisite for safe operation is the stability of the attachment. The chosen location for the winch must be able to accommodate the full pulling power of the winch. Continuous loads lead to a strong heating of the winch motor. This must be taken into account when using it. Cooling down breaks between uses are necessary. Electric winches are normally permanently installed. But the winches can also be dismantled. To remove it, simply loosen the retaining screws and disconnect the power cable. In the event that the winch is used rather infrequently, quick assembly and disassembly is a great advantage.
HYDRAULIC COMEUP WINCH
ComeUp hydraulic winches are driven by a hydraulic motor. This means that the winches require a hydraulic system that generates at least 150 bar of oil pressure. Normally, only heavier commercial vehicles come into question here. These often have a hydraulic system as standard, or can be retrofitted with one. The winches are permanently installed on the vehicles. Quick disassembly when not in use, as with electric winches, is, thus, not possible. In use, however, hydraulic winchesoffer advantages over electric winches. The winches are more powerful, faster in rope winding and permanently loadable.
DECIDING ON THE RIGHT COMEUP WINCH FOR YOU
In principle, the first decision to be made is with regard to the design: electric (12V or 24V, see on-board voltage of the vehicle) or hydraulic. We have already explained the differences above. Of course, an electric winch can also be mounted on a vehicle with a hydraulic system.
The next thing to clarify is the type of operation and the traction power required for your operations:
- What is the maximum weight to be moved?
- How mobile (i.e. rollable) is the existing weight?
- How often is the winch in use?
We would like to explain these points briefly. It is relatively easy to determine the weight that the winch should pull. Small cars weigh up to 1.5 t, large SUVs up to 2.5 t, loaded vans up to 3.5 t, etc. However, in the case of rolling, i.e. non-blocked vehicles, the full weight does not have to be towed, but only (depending on the angle of impact) up to 50 % of the weight. However, always include an allowance for existing obstacles (edges when driving up). However, if the rolling capacity is blocked (cars involved in an accident), the full weight of the vehicle and possibly more must be expected. This is how you determine the pulling power of the winch via your application requirements. The next factor is the frequency of use. Several pulling operations within a short time demand a lot of power from the winch. Electric winches do not tolerate continuous loads as well as hydraulic winches. When using electric cable winches, check their current consumption under full load (you will find this information in our online shop for the corresponding article under the product details) and whether your available battery capacity is sufficient for this during the period of winch operation. Furthermore, you can operate your ProLux winch by radio. This makes you very flexible in the field, as you can move around the site at will and hold the winch control in your hand.
BUY COMEUP WINCHES AT LOW PRICES IN THE PROLUX ONLINE SHOP
We offer a wide range of ComeUp winches for all purposes. Find your winch here in the online shop. Not sure which winch is right for you? Give us a call! Thanks to our many years of experience, we can quickly offer you the winch that is optimally suited to your individual operating conditions.