Hoist for automotive stamping plant designed in 3D CAD.
In 2009 I worked with an automotive stamping plant customer to design a heavy duty hoist driven by a Nord gear motor that would quickly raise and lower stampings.
In order to “get it right the first time” I designed all fit-up details of the gear motor, bearings, shaft, torque arm, and our hoist drum in 3D CAD.
When it came time to build the drum, there were only a few minor tweaks necessary to implement the design, caused by my employer’s impatience to work ahead of prints!
For scale, notice the D-cell Maglite on top of the hoist and the hammer atop the gearbox…
The hoist used small wire rope as the load was modest, but it required a 7.5hp gear motor due to the high lifting speed.