Orbiter Door Positioning Winch
Custom Application Example. Location: Aerospace Company.
Problem: Open and close large steel orbiter door at launch platform during pre-launch operations.
Solution: Closed loop winch system to pull protective door in front of orbiter.
- 65,000 lbs. load rating
- 13 fpm line speed
- 63 ft. travel distance
- 460 VAC 3 phase power
- Single drum with 2 cable anchors for closed loop operation
- Grooved drum for uniform winding of cable
- Rotary limit switch to limit travel in both directions
- Yellow epoxy finish provides protection in harsh environment
- Variable speed controls with encoder for accurate positioning and soft starting and stopping