Recovery winches – built to save lives

GANTNER manufactures winches for rescue and recovery purposes since 90 years. Regardless of the application and place these winches must conform to the highest safety standards but shall also be reliable and easy to use. The applications of rescue winches are versatile. Mostly GANTNER rescue winches are used in specific areas for example at individual ropeways or in mines.

Recovery winches for rope transport systems

The recovery winches for cable cars are GANTNER’s special developments. The flagship winch BGW1500 was designed as a very compact and user-friendly winch and enables lowering a rescue basket to rescue personnel along the supporting cable of the cable car cabin in the event of an incident.

With the BGW 1500 much effort was made to develop a winch for simple handling, high reliability and guarantee of maximum safety. Thanks to a glow-plug system cold starts at temperatures of -30 ° C can be made with the BGW1500. The winch has a dual brake system consisting of a multi-disc brake (motor side) and a band brake (drum side).

We have developed and manufactured several winches according to different standards besides the machinery directive. For shaft winches we apply the TAS standards, and have already produced winches according to Australian Standards.

rescue winch system

Case Study: Rescue winch for a large cable car

To be able to evacuate passengers in case of incidents on the Sea to Sky Gondola in Canada, GANTNER provided a very compact and reliable rescue winch. Discover detailed information about the winch.

Mining Winch

Case Study: Egress shaft winch for deep mining shaft

In a mine in Tasmania (AUS) an egress shaft winch, equipped with numerous safety features, was designed, produced and installed by GANTNER. Get more detailed about the safe rescue winch.

Rescue winches for shafts

In underground mining and mines rescue winches are necessary. The winches are installed to free personal from the wells if necessary. Usually a basket or a platform will be lowered into the rescue shaft by a winch. Reliability and safety are the most important criteria for such high-end recovery winches. GANTNER has developed a special recovery winch in accordance to the strict Australian safety regulations and standards for the use in a mine in Australia. The high-technology winch is used as a rescue winch in underground mining.

GANTNER uses standard modules for such special winches. However, those are customized according to specific applications and performance requirements. The customer gets professional GANTNER service and a proven finished product that complies 100% with the specified requirements.

We have developed and manufactured several winches according to different standards besides the machinery directive. For shaft winches we apply the TAS standards, and have already produced winches according to Australian Standards.

GANTNER winches at successful projects

Numerous projects in very different industries and branches could be executed successfully with GANTNER winches and other machinery. In a selection of case studies you can get an impression of how our powerful, reliable and safe winches are working.