The second-generation Big Tow winches are the first choice for theatre installations touring productions and spectaculars that need to move scenery or fly performers across the stage. The BT2 range winch incorporates zero fleet technology, allowing the winch to be mounted easily in any position by ensuring the drum take-off points remain static. The BT2 winches conform to the BS7905-1:2001 standard and the European Machinery Directive due to safety features such as dual brakes and a crossed groove detector. The winches also offer optional safety features including load cells, a slack rope detector, and a secondary encoder. Optional winch control systems are available for applications to be incorporated into SIL 3 installations.
The BT2-290 series is the larger sibling of the BT2-200 and comes in several configurations up to an ELL of 670kg. Its slightly larger size allows heavier payloads, faster speed and more extended travel. Perfect for heaver direct flying, or 2D/3D bridle systems.
|Control System||TAIT Navigator, eChameleon|
|Motor Phase||3 Phase|
|Rated Voltage||380V to 480V|
|I/O, Encoder, Motor Power||AU:tour Harting|
|Maximum Speed||7.20 m/s (23.62 ft/s), determined by motor size and gearbox ratio|
|Maximum Working Load||670 kg (1477.10 lbs.), determined by motor size and gearbox ratio|
|Maximum Travel||Variable, dependent upon lead screw and drum length|
|Maximum Stroke||110 m (360.89 ft) with 6 mm (0.24 in) rope;
can be divided into multiple lines, single ended or roll on/roll off
|Rope||Synthetic or Steel Wire Rope
3 mm to 8 mm (0.12 in to 0.31 in)
|Line Take-Off||Past Channels; Past Motor|
|Orientation||A, B, C, E|
|Operating Temp||Clean, dry, environment, 10 C to 35 C (50 F to 95 F), 50% RH|
|Outdoor Use||With cover|
|Inspection||Units should be inspected and maintained as per O&M manual|
|Duty Cycle||Equipment is rated to S3-30% duty cycle in 10-minute period|
|Dimensions (W x H)||278 mm x 650 mm (10.94 in x 25.59 in)
Maximum Length: 1490 mm (58.66 in)
Base Width: 278 mm (10.94 in)
|Drum Diameter||162 mm (6.38 in)|
|Self Weight, typical||250 kg (551.16 lbs)|
|Entertainment||ANSI E1.6 1-2012, ANSI E1.43-2016, BS 7905-1:2001|
|Safety||European Machinery Directive
SIL 3 (requires optional safety features)
|Extras||Single- or Dual-Circuit Load Cell, Secondary Encoder, Brake Release Monitors, On-winch Diverter Sheaves|
|Side View||Top View|
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Disclaimer: These specifications are general guidelines only and may not be appropriate for your particular project. All product specifications and Data are subject to change without notice. Data, performance features, and images may vary from the final project quote. Issue date: 2020.03.26. Copyright 2020 TAIT Towers Manufacturing, LLC. All rights reserved.
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