Take-up Winches

Gravity Take-up Winch

Gravity take-up winch normally operates to lift up the counterweight to relief the belt tension for maintenance or lower counterweight down for maintenance. Winch is located close to the take up tower. The rope is either connected to the counterweight or conveyor trolley through the set of sheaves.


  • Mining & Marine grade protective coating provides superior corrosion resistance
  • Enclosed controls for protection from the elements and inadvertent operation


  • Automatic disc brake and manual pawl brake system provide the safety of two independent braking systems
  • Over travel limit switch to control rope travel
  • Lifting holes of the winch make it easy to move the winch and wire rope
  • Drum cover ensures the safety of the operator around the winch


  • Helical grooved drum assists with wire rope spooling
  • Easy access on hold down areas for quick installation and relocation
  • Optional feature for better winding
    • Rope press roller
    • Rope slack rope detector
    • Rope level winder


  • Winch Capacity: Up to 40,000kg Single Line Pull
  • Multiple-line pulls available for greater capacities
  • Single and multi-layer rope winding drums
  • Robust and low maintenance design for use in mining environments
  • Customized Control System with interlock system for fail-safe operation
  • Winches designed and manufactured to Australian Standard AS1418

Exampe Take-up Winches

Take-up Winches 8t Take-up Winch in the Gravity Take-up Tower - NCIG, Coal Export Terminal Stage 2, NSW
Counterweight Winches – Rio Tinto Marandoo

Eilbeck Winches

Modulating Winches

Automatic take-up winch can be considered as the flexible application due to the easy installation and easy handling as the winch operates without take-up tower

Take-up Winches

Gravity take-up winch normally operates to lift up the counterweight to relief the belt tension for maintenance or lower counterweight down for maintenance

Counterweight Winches

Usually, a Counterweight Winch is placed close to the counterbalance tower. The rope is connected to the counterbalance block by a hook connected directly to the rope or through a set of pulleys.

Hydraulic Winches

Hydraulic winches perform in the harsh environments often encountered in mining applications. And these winches with safety features such as automatic brake, emergency stop button, Pawl brake, drum locking system, and over travel prevention system will provide maximum protection.

Open Winches

Designed for lifting heavy loads, equipment lifting, these electric winches feature modular design with the purpose of meeting the specific demands of the customer

Luffing Winches

Luffing Winches are designed for use on a boom to be lifted and lowered. The winches are designed with high speed brake on motor and low speed brake on drum for emergency and fail-safe conditions. In addition, Eilbeck Cranes provides drum locking unit for extra safety during maintenance operation.

Capstan Winches

Designed and manufactured for operation between take up trolleys and counterweights of mine long wall product transfer conveyors.

Sheaves & Frames

Complete sheave block assembly