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How Do Air Winches Operate?

Air winches operate using compressed air, usually measured in pounds per square inch gauge, or PSIG. When choosing an air compressor, ensure that its output is compatible with the requirements of the winch. The air compressor's output must equal the winch's air consumption for continuous winch operations.

Most air winches are rated for 90 PSIG inlet pressure when the winch is running. The volume of air required for winch operation is expressed in cubic feet per minute (CFM) or cubic meters per minute (m³/min).

All hoses and fittings must also be compatible with the winch.


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