Marine Electric Winch

Marine electric winch is widely found on boats, ships as well as on the shore to perform anchoring, mooring or towing operations. It falls in a variety of types based on the specific uses, such as anchor winch, mooring winch, towing winch, anchor mooring winch and capstan winch. The electric marine winch has many unique features as compared to a hydraulic winch, including reliable performance, easy operation, low cost and convenient maintenance. If the electric power is available in your working areas, we will always suggest you to try electric first.

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Multiple Types of Marine Electric Winches for Sale

Since the uses of marine winch vary one another, you may choose a proper type according to your particular application, working environments and conditions. We offer a few main types of electric marine windlass, and each of them is designed with specific functionality and features.

  • Marine electric anchor winch

The electric anchor winch is specifically designed to anchor a ship by means of raising and lowering an anchor. It comes in two main forms for you to choose from, anchor rope winch and anchor chain winch. In the selection of an anchor winch, you need to specify the length and diameter of anchor chain or wire rope as well as the weight of anchor. This electric powered winch is ideally suited to small to medium-sized vessels. The working speed is about 10m/min.

Marine Anchor Winch Electric
Marine Electric Anchor Winch
Model Marine electric anchor winch
Load capacity 1~100 ton
Rope capacity 100~1500m
Working speed 9 ~ 15 m/min
Drum single or double
Driven type electric

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  • Electric mooring winch

The mooring winch, as the name suggests, is used to moor a ship. Thus it is generally installed on the shore. The form of marine winch also performs supporting and positioning functions during loading and unloading, while at the same time it can adjust the deviation caused by vibration with constant tension. The capacity of mooring winch is typically in a range of 5 tons to 50 tons. The speed is about 10m/min.

Electric Mooring Winch for Marine
Electric Marine Mooring Winch
Model Marine electric mooring winch
Load capacity 1~100 ton
Rope capacity 200~600m
Working speed ≤15m/min
Drum single or double
Protection level IP 56

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  • Anchor mooring winch

As a combination winch, it performs both anchoring and mooring operations. The anchor mooring winch can be applied to a variety of vessels, such as passenger ships, barges, freight vessels and inland vessels.

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Electric Anchor Mooring Winch
Model Marine anchor mooring winch
Load capacity 1~100 ton
Rope capacity 100~1500m
Working speed 9 ~ 15 m/min
Drum single or double
Driven type electric

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  • Electric towing winch

The electric tow winch is typically installed on the aft deck of a ship to tow another boat. It can pull up to 200 tons. The working speed is also about 10 m/min. The towing winch can be a right-hand or left-hand winch on requests.

Marine Electric Towing Winch
Marine Towing Winch for Boat
Model Marine towing winch for boat
Load capacity 1~100 ton
Rope capacity 100~1500m
Working speed 9 ~ 15 m/min
Drum single or double
Driven type electric

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  • Marine electric capstan winch

The capstan winch or windlass is a kind of small winch that can be adapted to both onshore and offshore applications. It is used to anchor or moor a boat. The capacity of capstan is in a range of 0.5 ton to 10 tons, and the working speed is available with singe speed, two speed and three speed. The capstan windlass has two main styles for your choice, horizontal winch and vertical winch. The former is more often employed by merchant ships and the latter is commonly found on warships.

Marine Electric Capstan for Sale
Electric Capstan Marine
Model Marine capstan winch
Load capacity 0.5~35 ton
Rope capacity Customized
Rope dia ø11mm – ø60mm
Working speed ≥8m/min or customized
Driven type electric

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In addition, according to the number of drum, the winch machine can be divided into single drum winch and double drum winch. Whether you require a marine electric winch, hydraulic winch or diesel winch, we can offer a proper winch solution that is designed with the right features, functionality and also at a reasonable price. Our marine winches can be custom designed and constructed to suit varied need of customers.

Basic Structure of Marine Electric Winch

The electric marine winch is a highly efficient and reliable piece of equipment mainly composed of drum, chain wheel, anchor chain, wire rope, manual band brake, manual clutch, electric motor and control system. According to the winch arrangement, it can be left-hand or right-hand, which is selected based on your preference.

Drum – it can be either single drum, double drum or three drum according to the specific working occasions and requirements. The diameter of drum should not be less than 16 times that of the rope. The marine windlass can be fitted with or without a cable drum.

Single Drum Winch
Single Drum
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Chain wheel – it comes in two main configurations, single and double chain wheel.

Anchor chain – for electric windlass, the diameter of anchor chain is usually in a range of 16 to 93mm. In terms of manufacturing methods, we have cast steel anchor chain, welded anchor chain and forged anchor chain to be fitted with your winch.

Wire rope – for anchor winch, the nominal tensile strength of rope should be 1870 MPa or 1960 MPa.

Manual band brake – it is an extra brake fitted on the drum.

Clutch – we have claw clutch and friction clutch for you to choose from. For cable drum winch or double drum winch, the clutch should be fitted between the transmission system and the drum.

Electric motor – the winch will be equipped with marine duty motors to ensure a safe and reliable operation.

Control system – it is available with push button control box and remote control.

Winch Options

We offer a variety of winch options to ensure you get the perfect winch system, including:

  • Spooling gear – to wind the rope evenly on the drum.
  • Grooved drum – for improved spooling.
  • Limit switch – to limit the upper and lower stroke in order to ensure a safe winching operation.
  • Pressure roller – to spool the rope better on the drum.

Customer Cases

30 ton electric tugboat winch ordered by Nigeria client

30 Ton Tugboat Winch Marine
30 Ton Tugboat Winch

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5 ton marine electric winches for UAE customer

Nominal speed: 9m/min (1st layer)
Drum capacity: 18mm*300m (7 layers)
Jaw clutch: manual operated
Brake: manual operated

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5 Ton Electric Winch Marine
5 Tonne Winch for Sale
Aicrane 5 Tonne Winch

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Why Choose A Marine Grade Electric Winch From Aicrane?

If you buy a marine electric boat winch from us, you can benefit a lot in terms of winch design, fabrication and service.

  1. Our marine boat winch is ruggedly constructed by using high quality steel. The winch components are all sourced from reliable suppliers.
  2. With professional technical team, we are able to offer bespoke design to suit special requirements of customers.
  3. The marine winch utilizes a durable paint system to withstand harsh marine conditions as well as extend its service life.
  4. The electric winch supplied by our company is easy to operate and has low operating cost.
  5. The electric winch can be easily installed and maintained.
  6. We offer winch installation and maintenance services on your demands.

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