Definition of winding engine in English:

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winding engine

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A powered winch or similar machine used for hauling or hoisting heavy loads.
Example sentences
  • Cages are normally suspended on a steel winding rope, attached to the drum of the winding engine via a pulley on the headgear.
  • For calculation of brakes for winding engines you can use the coefficient of friction = 0,4 as minimum.
  • They remained in service until they were replaced by an electric winding engine in September 1964.
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