Thern Atlas Winch Provides Worksite Versatility
August 27, 2008, Winona, MN. – Thern winches continue to make an impact at worksites around the world.
Thern’s Series 4WP2T8 Atlas winches are a popular choice at construction sites for use as portable electric utility winches due to their lightweight cast aluminum construction. They can be moved between locations quickly and easily as needed. The Atlas is ideally suited for such operations as lifting and pulling steel frames up to 2000 lbs and lifting tools and equipment to elevated positions.
The Atlas Winch combines significant lifting and pulling power with a compact frame. With a 1st layer specified load capacity of 2000 lbs and a full drum capacity of 800 lbs, it is able to handle most small to medium sized loads. An internal mechanical brake provides positive load control during lifting operations. The continuous duty motor provides fixed line speeds that do not vary with load weight. Line speeds are 8 fpm on the first drum layer, and 19 fpm at full drum. Direct drive units with higher line speeds are also available as standard. The Atlas has a full drum wire rope capacity of 280 feet.
Weighing in at around 100 lbs, it is fully portable, complete with handles built onto the drum frame to facilitate carrying. The unit’s design allows for floor, wall and ceiling mount configuration. The Atlas comes standard with a 115 volt, single phase motor and grounded plug allowing it to run with on-site power sources. It is operated using a push-button pendant control. Adding to its versatility, the Atlas can be equipped with an emergency hand crank, facilitating manual operation when electricity fails or is not available.
The Atlas is also available in a clutch model for horizontal pulling applications. Please contact the factory for current pricing and lead times.Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2008, Thern, Inc. is a major designer and manufacturer of winches, cranes and hoists for a wide variety of construction and industrial applications. Founded in 1948, Thern is headquartered in Winona, MN and markets its products worldwide.