What Is A Capstan On A Ship?

Capstan is a kind of small winch used on deck or shore for anchoring and mooring purposes. The marine capstan has the characteristics of compact structure, easy operation, light weight, and convenient maintenance. It is a cost-effective choice for your small ships. The speed of the capstan can be single speed, double speed and three speed depending on your requirements.

If there is no large space on the ship, a capstan can be selected for anchoring operations. A part of the capstan can be installed below the deck, which can save some space on the deck. If you need a boat capstan, don’t hesitate to contact us. We provide a variety of capstans to suit different requirements of customers.

Types of Capstan On A Ship

There are different types of marine capstan to choose from:

According to the power source, it can be divided into electric capstan and hydraulic capstan.

According to the structure, it can be classified into vertical capstan and horizontal capstan.

According to the uses, there are anchor capstan and mooring capstan for you to choose from.

Anchor capstan can be installed on or through the deck and used for anchoring operations. It has the same function as the anchor windlass, but with different appearance. The capstan has only one drum or chain wheel to rotate during operation to wind the anchor chain, but cannot hold and store the wire on the drum. One importance benefit of using anchor capstan on ships is that the line traction can come from any direction, but the anchor chain should approach the chain wheel at an angle. The pulling force of the capstan depends on the diameter of the anchor chain, and the diameter of the chain wheel should match the diameter of the chain to ensure that no chain jumps off the wheel during the anchoring operation.

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Features of Marine Capstan

  • Electric or hydraulic power
  • Anchor chain wheel for independent anchoring operation
  • Multiple control options
  • Fail-safe braking system
  • Emergency stop device
  • Marine coating system
  • Variable speed is optional to meet different working requirements
  • Factory assembly and testing

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If you are interested in our boat capstan, please feel free to contact us and provide some basic information about the capstan you need, so that we can make a suitable quotation for you:

  • Uses of the capstan, mooring or anchoring?
  • Working environment of the capstan
  • Vertical or horizontal capstan?
  • Load capacity or pulling force
  • Line speed
  • Electric or hydraulic?
  • Are there any special requirements for the capstansize?
  • 3-phase voltage?
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