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Christmas 2014

 

 

Annual closing December 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015

 

We thank our business partners for the

 

trustful cooperation and wish you

 

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

the team of Schmitz & Heisler

 




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70 years Ramsey ...

 

... time to scrap an old superstition! There are still some people who believe that the line pull is measured on even ground, with rolling vehicles. Some folks even talk about a swimming load!

 

No, that is not the correct definition of the line pull, and there is no vehicle being pulled uphill on sand, gravel or mud in a test.

 

The line pull of a winch is measured independent of the underground. It can be measured on a test bench, with a winch mounted and a dynamometer indicating the force of the winch. Indeed, the line pull is a force, not a weight.

 

 







 

Ramsey used a tower for testing. The force of the winch is determined by lifting heavy weight, big steel plates. The winch is tested to the stall point.

 

The admitted line pull of the winch is calculated to European Standard.

Components like motor, gearbox and wire rope must be twice as strong as the admitted top load! The load is limited by an overload device.

 

This is one of the requirements of the European Standard EN 14492-1 for the safety of the winch operator and all others involved. Only these winches have a right to the CE sign and use in the EU countries.

 

We still show the US Standard winches on our website - not because of nostalgia, but because our customers have these winches on their vehicles since years. We give help and information when spare parts or wear parts are needed, like brushes for electric motors, brakes and, above all, the right wire rope for your winch.

 

We give service for 70 year old winches, still!

 




overview:

 

brochures to print out

 


 

 


That is the future: Winches for Europe!



 

The new European Standard EN 14492-1 "Power Driven Winches" sets the scale for safe winch operation. Most products on the market do not meet the requirement of double safety! For the Ramsey Winch Company the new standard is the reason to design a European product line.

 

S+H winches to European Standard EN 14492-1

 

Ramsey winches to European Standard EN 14492-1

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comparison of new and old winch models

 

 

 

 

 

 



Special features of Ramsey winches to European Standard:



 

the new rope anchor

 

under load, the steel rope is pulled deeper into the drum

 

 


drum diameter : rope diameter 9:1



 

big drums mean less stress for the ropes, for longer life time and better spooling

 

 

 

 


rope with safety hook



 

Ramsey supplies winches to EN 14492-1 without ropes, S+H supplies ropes to European standard, with double safety

 

 

 


emergency-off switches



 

for electric winches and emergency-off valves for hydraulic winches cut off the winch drive immediately once they are hit

 

 

 


overload switches



 

for electric winches cut off the power when the rated load is exceeded; overload valves, which are installed with hydraulic winches, limit the hydraulic pressure

 

 

 


multilingual manual



 

in English, French, German and Spanish

 

multilingual PDF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


rating

 

the line pull of the winch is rated in kN:

1 kN (Kilo Newton) is equivalent to a weight of about 100 kgs

 

 




Our reader service:

 

Does my winch meet the European Standard?

 

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