If you are looking for a cost-effective and reliable boat towing approaches, an electric towing winch can be a perfect choice. It is designed for towing operation as well as anchor handling at sea or port. The electric drive system provides safe and reliable operation, low operating cost and maintenance cost. All the towing winches can be customized to suit your specific operational requirements and working environments.
Different Types of Electric Towing Winches
Single drum winch
Single drum towing winch is ideal for light duty applications. It features simple structure, low cost, easy installation and maintenance. What’s more, this type of towing winch for tug is very easy to use.
Double drum winch
Double drum towing winch is available in linear or waterfall configuration. It provides high efficiency and reliability for towing operations. The spooling device can be deployed to help spool the rope better on the drum.
Three drum winch
Three drum winch for ships is designed for higher pulling force and higher efficiency in towing operation. It is an ideal option to handle large and heavy vessels quickly and safely.
Electric Towing Winch Specifications
|Model||Electric towing winch|
|Load capacity||10 ton – 100 ton|
|Rope capacity||200m- 1500m|
|Working speed||5m/min – 20 m/min|
|Drum||single or double|
|Certificate||BV, ABS, DNV, RMRS, etc|
Remark: all the technical parameters can be customized to your special requirements.
- Electric drive
- Single, double or three drum
- Double drum available in horizontal or waterfall arrangement
- Rated load capacity 10 tons to over 100 tons
- Line speed 10m/min, or customized to suit your specific operational requirements
- Manual clutch
- Manual band brake
- Left-hand or right-hand winch
- Emergency release
- Local control or remote control (push button pendant or wireless remote control)
- Warping head
- Grooved drum
- Spooling device
- Safety protection alarm
- Load limiter
- Limit switches
- Drum guard
- Emergency crank
Main Functions of Towing Winch
Tow winch is mainly used for towing operations and anchor handling, widely found in offshore vessels such as marine engineering ships with towing function and tugs engaged in salvage work.
The towing winch is ideal for heavy duty operations to support various offshore vessels, and it can be designed with large pulling force to get the job done efficiently and effortlessly.
Advantages of Using Electric Tow Winch for Tugboats
- Cost-effective solution comparing to other similar options
- High pulling and braking force
- Sturdy construction for longer life
- Towing with constant tension
- Compact structure, light weight
- Easy installation, minimal maintenance
- Low operational cost
- User-friendly control interface for easy control during towing operation
- Trouble-free operation under harsh marine environments
- Active heave compensation
Main Parts of Electric Towing Winch
- Electric motor
The winch is equipped with marine duty motor (IP56). You can choose from an imported or made-in-China motor.
The marine winch drum is made of Q345B steel material. Grooved drum is available as optional. The winch is coated with durable paint system to prevent it from corroding in extreme marine conditions, as well as for better appearance.
- Wire rope
The length and diameter of the rope are largely determined by the designed load capacity. Besides, it is critical to choose the right safety factor for your rope.
- Transmission system
The winch is delivered with electric drive system for easy operation, low cost and less maintenance.
- Braking system
There are three types of brakes, including motor brake, transmission brake and band brake. A manual band brake is standard for winch in marine.
A manual clutch is standard for marine winch. Generally there are two types of clutches for you to choose from, including claw clutch and friction clutch. The claw type is a popular choice since it is robust, reliable and relatively inexpensive. It cannot be operated under load. The friction clutch is more complex and expensive, and it can be operated under load.
- Control system
We provide a range of control options, including push-button control box, pendant control and wireless remote control. The selection of winch control is determined by user’s preference, financial reasons and safety precautions.
- Rope guide
A rope spooling device may be necessary to help the rope spool correctly on the winch drum.
Customized Electric Powered Towing Winch for Sale
With well-experienced engineers, all our winches can be custom designed and constructed by looking at your technical requirements and size of your ships. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations to suit your specific applications. To get the most appropriate and economical winch solution, please discuss your desired winch specifications with one of our experts online.
The winches can offer exactly what you need for all your towing operations. You can fill out the contact form, give us a call or email us for more information or for a free quote on an electric towing winch.
How to Select the Right Winch
There are a few information you need to address in order to get the right type of winch for your application:
- Type of winch you need (single drum, double drum, three drum, etc)
- Required load capacity
- Maximum bollard pull
- Rope capacity (length and diameter of the wire rope)
- Nominal speed (single speed, two speed or three speed)
- Environmental conditions
- Do you need a rope guider?
- Do you need warping head?
- Do you need classification society certification?
- Other special requirements
You can discuss these information with our winch professionals who will help you in the whole selection process.