LARGE OR SMALL – THERN DOES IT ALL
Thern cranes and winches play vital roles at the heart of some of America’s biggest industries and high profile projects. When the tough jobs demand the best performance, Thern’s reputation for excellence is well known. With the expertise to customize our products to unique customer specifications, the applications for Thern cranes and winches are endless.
When you require power, precision and control for your foundry, Thern charge bucket winches satisfy these requirements. With a dual-motor system and custom sized drums with grooving for uniform wrapping, you’ll get the solution for your application.
A Mississippi River crossing in south central Louisiana. The bridge has the second longest cable-stayed span in the Western Hemisphere. Thern provided ten power winches which were used to place the cable stays. (Photo courtesy of Louisiana TIMED Managers.)
NASA Shuttle Pad
During the years of the NASA shuttle program, special 4HW50-75M electric winches were mounted on the top of launch pads 39A and 39B. These units were used to raise and lower the shuttle access platforms into place when required.
Las Vegas Linq Ferris Wheel
Located in Las Vegas, the High Roller is the Linq’s world famous and world record-holding observation ferris wheel. Standing at a height of 550 feet tall, it is a mammoth structure. During construction, a set of TA5-16MK1 air winches were used to help lift and position the 112 support cables that anchor the wheel to the central axel.
Every New Year’s Eve, over a billion watch as the New Year’s ball descends 141 feet. Such a high profile spectacle demands that everything runs perfectly, so it’s no surprise that a customized Thern winch is responsible for lowering the 11,875 pound ball on the biggest night of the year.
One World Trade Center
To aid in construction of the the One World Trade Center, a Thern high-speed electric winch was utilized.
Hoover Dam - Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
A four-lane bridge spanning nearly 2,000 feet across the Colorado River at the Hoover Dam employed suspension cables, anchored into the bedrock, that supported the bridge's arch sections. Thern provided power winches to aid in adjusting and positioning the cables during construction.
A Thern winch designed to deploy, hold and retrieve surveillance aerostats.
Scoreboard Winch - TCF Stadium
Sitting prominently at one end of the stadium is a huge scoreboard that requires regular maintenance. So how do the work crews get their tools and equipment 140 feet up to the top? A Thern winch, that’s how.
Stadium Reduction System - BC Place
In 2010, the domed stadium in Vancouver, BC Place, underwent a renovation that took it from a dome to an open air stadium. Included in the renovation project was the installation of an elaborate, first-of-its-kind stadium reduction system. Enter Thern.
Solar Generation Winch - Ivanpah Solar
Forty miles southwest of Las Vegas, in the Mojave Desert, sits the world’s largest solar array comprised of three collector towers and 170,000 heliostats (reflectors). Special power winches from Thern are installed and used for maintenance operations, one winch sitting at the top of each tower.