Today 70% of medium-large cranes are used with a winch. With Wind&Drive, the pulleys inside which the winch cable moves are integrated into the crane structure. All operations needed to use the winch are thus eliminated: Switching from “crane with hook” to “crane with winch” is immediate, quicker and less difficult, with better results in less time.
WInd&DrIve system and Effer wInch
COMPONENTS INTEGRATED INTO THE SYSTEM
All in position. With the Wind&Drive system, the winch stays attached in the same position under the second boom. Therefore, it is not necessary to move it before closing the crane in rest position.
Total integration. The turn head on the joint, hook and weight of the cable tensioner are completely incorporated in the system, also with the folded crane.
No mounting required. The crane hook, used as an alternative to the winch in conventional systems, is integrated in the turn head and is always ready to use.
CONTRAST THE ARROW EFFECT
Less tension. The Wind&Drive system keeps the cable very close to the crane booms , contrasting the typical “arrow effect” of the structure. This way the alignment between the booms is improved and the cable life span is extended.
CONTROL OF THE WINCH LOAD WITH PROGRESS
Maximum precision. PROGRESS electronic control system allows you to control the load of the crane winch, displaying its load values from the remote control and making every movement easy and safe.
HIGH SPEED CABLE MOVEMENT
Even faster. Hydraulic and electronic systems controlling the winch allow the cable to reach a high moving speed, up to 190 feet/minute.
EXCLUSION OF THE WINCH VIA REMOTE CONTROL
Top safety. The electronic control system allows you to exclude the use of the winch using the remote control preventing accidental maneuvers and increasing operator safety.
HIGH QUALITY COMPONENTS
Components protection. The winch electronic components – like the end of stroke system – are located in protected positions, to prevent risks of accidental impacts.
Strong cables. Effer uses anti-twist galvanized and greased steel cables to ensure maximum performance in every working condition, and long durability over time.
TIME TO MONEY
The integration of the Wind&Drive and winch in the crane booms allows you to be immediately operational without the need to mount components at the beginning of the operating stages. It also allows you to fold the crane quickly at the end of the job.
When working with the winch, you can handle heavy loads using the fixed hook without disassembling and re-assembling the components, thus avoiding difficult operations. Extreme precision on crane and winch movements allow you to place the load rapidly, with confidence and complete control.
The Wind&Drive technology and PROGRESS electronic control make precise movements of the winch hook possible, to achieve maximum load control.
The use of anti-twist cables, and the reduction of the arrow effect, decrease the wear of components, and extend their lifespan. Protection of the winch electronic parts reduces damages, allowing you to save in terms of maintenance.
The possibility to exclude the use of the winch from the remote control eliminates one of the main sources of accidental damage when using truckmounted cranes.