Bespoke Winch Design

Custom Built Winch Solutions

Winches built to your specific requirements. We design and build bespoke winches to suit even the most unusual requests. Rotrex have been market leaders in the hire and selling winches for 50 years and for over 20 years have constructed bespoke winches and hoists.

All of our bespoke winches are UKCA Certified and over the years we have built winches and hoists with WLLs ranging from 0.3 – 500t. It doesn’t matter how big or small the job. Our engineers have designed winches for use in everything from manufacturing, installing art installations and the suspension of chandeliers.

If you’re not sure of the exact specifications you need, speak to one of our team. Our dedicated project manager  is ready to visit you on site and assess the technical and commercial requirements of the pull.

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We work closely with you to understand all the criteria the winch needs to meet, including:

  • Location and surrounding environment – internal, external, or underground
  • Weight of the load
  • Type of load – personnel, goods or materials
  • Range of movement required for the load – friction or incline loadings, length of pull/lift, braking requirements, constant tension, and load-monitoring
  • Safety factors
  • Line speeds – high, low, fixed or variable
  • Use frequency – daily, weekly, or continuous duty cycle
  • Power failure backup and emergency control functions
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From Design to Installation

A dedicated project manager will support you from start to finish. They will arrange a meeting with you to discuss your needs in more detail and will even travel to your location to do a site survey. Once they have a better understanding of what you need from your equipment, they will begin to put together the spec drawings.

Rotrex uses SolidWorks and AutoCAD to create the technical drawings. Throughout the design process your project manager will send you the technical drawings and you have flexibility to change and adapt the specs as the job progresses.

The completed drawings are sent off for manufacture. Once completed it is delivered and installed on site by our team. All kit is delivered with a User Manual which contains everything you will need to know about each component.

Servicing, Repairs & Parts

Our work doesn’t end once the the winch is installed. We service and replace any parts over the lifetime of the winch. Thanks to the detailed inventory of all of the components used we can replace parts with ease when needed.

Don’t just take our word for it, over the years we have created hundreds of custom winches. Take a look at just some of our clients.

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