Marine winch is specifically designed for anchoring, mooring and towing purposes as well as lifting and pulling heavy loads onto the boats. According to the power source, it can be sorted into marine electric winch, hydraulic winch, diesel winch, etc. According to the functionality it performs, it can be divided into marine anchor winch, mooring winch, anchor mooring winch, towing winch and capstan winch.
Types of Marine Winches for Sale
Types of Anchor Winches
The windlass is used to retract and release anchors and anchor chains, which is usually installed on the main deck of the fore and stern part of the ship for anchoring and mooring of the ship.
Types of Mooring Winches
Mooring winch can operate effectively when the ship is mooring or docking, and has many functions such as drift, support and positioning during the loading and unloading process. At the same time, it can adjust and compensate the deviation caused by vibration with a constant tension.
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Wide Applications of Marine Power Winch
For Anchoring And Mooring
Marine Hydraulic Winch vs Electric Winch
Marine electric winch
By utilizing the electric power, the electric marine winch can provide you with safe and reliable operation, low operating cost, ease of installation and maintenance. The electric marine boat winch can be employed on a variety of vessels such as barges, tugs, river vessels, passenger ships, anchor treatment vessels and fishing ships. Besides, it can be installed on the shore to moor a boat.
Hydraulic marine winch
Hydraulic marine winch is an another popular option for marine duty applications since it is more efficient and durable than an electric winch. It is also ideal for the most demanding tasks on land and sea. However, due to the complexity of the winch which requires additional equipment to be installed with, such as hydraulic pump, pipes and fittings, the hydraulic power winch is more expensive.
Diesel winches are also optional to meet your individual needs. In case of doubt, discuss with one of our experts who will help you determine the right winch system.
What Winch To Buy?
Generally, the electric winch is selected for the smaller rated pulling force. When the rated pulling force is large, you can choose a hydraulic winch. The hydraulic winch starts smoothly and will not cause impact on the power supply system.
Of course, which one to choose depends on your actual situation.
To know which type of winch marine to buy, you first need to determine the following basic information:
- What is the purpose and working environment of the winch?
- Load capacity
- Drum capacity
You can discuss the above information with our winch experts so that they can help you make the right choice.
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1. What Size Winch Do I Need?
In order to calculate the size of the marine boat winch, you need to know the load or maximum capacity it can bear. This load must be higher than the maximum weight you need to lift or tow to avoid any accidents.
You also need to consider drum capacity. According to the length to be towed, the winch manufacturer will indicate the rope capacity on the first layer. As the rope or chain is wound, the winding diameter and winch speed also increase. At the same time, the traction capacity of the winch decreases due to the increase in torque associated with the increase in the winding diameter.
If you have no idea what size winch you need, please feel free to contact our winch professionals.
2. Marine Winch – How Does It Work?
The power source of the electric winch is the electric motor, which drives the main shaft to rotate after the large and small gears in the reduction box realize multi-stage deceleration.
Due to the high reduction ratio requirements, the reduction mechanism is relatively large.
Hydraulic winch is also called electro-hydraulic winch, which is driven by an electric motor to drive a hydraulic pump, the generated oil pressure drives the oil motor, and then through a reducer or without a reducer to make the winch run.
The hydraulic winch has compact structure, small size of power and transmission parts, stable operation and good speed change performance.
3. What Is A Warping Winch?
Warping winch is a kind of marine winch with a cylinder-like fitting at the end of the winch.
The warping ends are mostly used for auxiliary purposes such as hauling ropes across a deck or for handling additional mooring lines.
4. What Is The Difference Between Marine Windlass And Winch?
Marine windlass – a marine anchor windlass for anchoring. It has one or two anchor chain wheels mounted on a horizontal axis, and each chain wheel is equipped with a brake.
Marine winch – a power winch with one or more horizontally installed rope drums that can be wound under tension.
5. What Is A Marine Boat Winch Used For?
Marine drum winch is mostly used on ships, docks or shore for the purposes of anchoring, mooring and towing, as well as lifting and hauling heavy objects on the ship.
According to the application, the commonly used offshore winches are: windlass, mooring winch, anchor and mooring winch, towing winch, anchor capstan, mooring capstan, etc.
6. What Are The Major Components of Marine Winches?
The offshore winches are mainly composed of drum, anchor sprocket wheel, wire rope or anchor chain, manual band brake, manual clutch, power system (electric motor, hydraulic pump station or diesel engine), and control system.