Electric Capstan

Electric capstan is a sort of small cost-effective winch used on the deck or on the shore for mooring and anchoring purposes. The rated load and pulling force are generally 0.5T to 10T. The speed can be single speed, double speed, and three speed depending on your requirements. We offer a variety of winches and capstans for all your boating and marine applications.

Types Of Electric Capstans For Sale

According to the drive shaft configuration, the machine can be divided into vertical capstan and horizontal capstan. There are pros and cons to each setup.

Vertical capstan – it uses a vertical shaft with the motor and gearbox situated below the unit, usually below decks. Electric vertical capstan allows the machinery to be placed below decks, thus lowering the center of gravity. It also allows a flexible angle of pull so that the rope or chain can be run out to different fair leads. In addition, this type of capstan offers optimal chain control and minimizes slippage and jumping.

Electric Vertical Capstan Manufacturer
Electric Vertical Capstan

Electric vertical winch parameters:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 35ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric

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Horizontal capstan – it has an integral gearbox and motor assembly with a horizontal shaft, typically located above-deck. The machine tends to be more self-contained and protects the machinery from the corrosive marine environment.

Horizontal Capstan Supplier
Horizontal Capstan For Sale

Horizontal winch for sale parameters:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 35ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric

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Which style of electric capstan can best fit your needs? There are two main considerations that can help you decide the right one, deck thickness and underdeck space. And also it depends on your priorities. If you are not sure whether to install a vertical or horizontal capstan, please do not hesitate to contact Aicrane. Our professionals will be more than happy to assist you to select the most suitable one.

Applications Of Electric Capstan

Smaller boats tend to use capstans for anchoring and mooring. The device is very easy to install and operate, and also has lower operating cost than a hydraulic capstan. It is a simple and cost-effective option for boat and marine applications. Depending on your boat’s particulars and specific job requirements, we will design a perfect capstan to maximize your work efficiency and safety.

Electric Capstan Technical Parameters

Type Warping load (KN) Warping speed(m/min) Wire Dia(mm) Motor power (kw)
Electric Hydraulic
AQ-D(Y)J5 5 ≥18 φ11 3/1.2 5.5
AQ-D(Y)J10 10 ≥18 φ11 4.3/1.7 7.5
AQ-D(Y)J20 20 ≥18 φ15 7.5/7.5/5 15
AQ-D(Y)J30 30 ≥18 φ17.5 16/16/11 18.5
AQ-D(Y)J40 40 ≥18 φ20.5 16/16/11 18.5
AQ-D(Y)J50 50 ≥18 φ20.5 22/22/16 30
AQ-D(Y)J70 70 ≥15 φ26 30/30/22 45
AQ-D(Y)J100 100 ≥15 φ28 45/45/30 55
AQ-D(Y)J120 120 ≥15 φ32.5 60/60/45 75
AQ-D(Y)J150 150 ≥15 φ36.5 60/60/45 90
AQ-D(Y)J200 200 ≥15 φ40 75/75/36 110
AQ-D(Y)J250 250 ≥12 φ46 75/75/36 110

Installation And Maintenance

Electric horizontal capstan is installed above the deck, so the installation is straight-forward and maintenance is easy. On the other hand, this means the motor is more exposed to the weather conditions.

With vertical capstan, the motor is situated below deck, thus the installation and maintenance is more difficult. However, you don’t have to worry about the weather, but you may have to worry about corrosion in the damp conditions of your anchor locker.

10 Ton Electric Capstan For Sale
10 Ton Electric Capstan

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Information Required For Quotation

In order to provide you with the right proposal, please let us know the following basic information:

  • Capstan uses and working environment. Is it used for mooring or anchoring? Do you use it on deck or on the shore?
  • Verticalor horizontal capstan?
  • Rated load or pulling force
  • Speed requirement
  • Are there any special requirements for the size of the capstan?
  • 3-phase voltage

Please fill out the contact form or email your inquiry. We will get back to you soon after receiving your inquiry.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have a wealth of experience in the winch industry and offer extensive range of winches and capstans to suit various boat sizes and job requirements.
  • All our products are rugged constructed and offer reliable performance and long service life.
  • Our capstans and winches are competitively priced.
  • We offer technical support and a full range of after-sales service.
  • We focus on the actual needs of our customers, and make continuous improvement on our products and service.

In a word, customer needs and satisfaction are always our top priority. Contact us today to get the most suitable electric capstan for your vessels!

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