Learn about our Wire Rope Hoists

Electrically operated Wire Rope Drum Hoist systems are used for large gates where screw stem or hydraulic cylinder operation is impractical due to long gate travel. Drum hoists are typically supplied using wire rope but can also be configured for link chain. Our scope of supply usually includes the control systems from simple push button stations to more complex PLC controls for integration with SCADA systems.


Tempe Town Lake Dam

Steel Fab designed and supplied eight hydraulically operated steel crest gates with hydraulic operating system in 2016 for the Tempe Town Lake Dam Replacement in Tempe Arizona. Each gate...

Post Falls Hydroelectric Development

Since 2012 Steel Fab has designed and manufactured twelve electrically operated roller gates with wire rope drum hoists for Avista Corporation, Spokane Washington, formerly Washington Water Power, at their...

Thornton Composite Reservoir

Steel Fab designed and manufactured four 12’- 6” wide x 28’ tall hydraulically operated stainless steel roller gates with hydraulic operating systems for the Thornton Composite Reservoir Project completed...

Other Gate Operating Systems

Hoist Rehab

Hydraulic Systems

Screw Stem Hoists