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Powered Winch – Principles of Functionality

Powered Winch – Principles of Functionality

Powered Winches

The Habegger wire rope powered winch allows any length of wire rope to serve as the pulling medium. The wire rope runs around our patented driving wheel.  In this case, the wire rope uses the pressure and gliding roller of the powered winch. It is then pushed out again without any load on it.

Force is transmitted from the flanks of the driving wheel via a three-point rocker onto the rope. The rope is looped around the driving sheave. Due to the design, the powered winch allows for the wire rope to be quickly and easily inserted and removed at any point along its length.  Conveniently, this removes the time-consuming task of having to thread it in from one end.

Safety and Quality

As well as safety, Habegger products are designed and manufactured to deliver the highest levels of quality and performance.  Every powered winch combines the highest-quality materials with innovative design and proven safety devices.

In order to protect the winch from being overloaded, a sliding clutch or a thermal protection device is built in to each product.  If the load is pulled against the housing of the winch, a limit switch automatically switches off the electric motor.

Painstaking quality checks and material tests are carried out at every stage of product manufacture.  With certificates from the TÜV and UL quality is assured.  Furthermore, every product is supplied with a 5-year warranty.


All Habegger wire rope powered winches can achieve positive results especially in the most unusual applications.  Therefore, if you are faced with a demanding or unusual project, please contact our experienced team for advice. We are always happy to help.

We also supply manual winches. You can read more about the functionality of our manual winches here.

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01761 419427

Habegger lifting is supplied in the UK by MMA Architectural Systems. We are also the sole UK agent for Jakob Rope Systems, providing quality solutions for Green Walls, Car Park and Bridge Safety, Animal Enclosures and Geggus Entrance Matting Systems.