Capstans are designed for the same purpose as a winch, with the only difference: the axel is located vertically. Capstans are usually designed for optimizing deck arrangements on smaller ships, because most of it can be hidden under the deck. Combined capstans would have one engine, one gearbox, one axel and several drums (chain wheel, anchoring/mooring line drums, etc.) attached to it. Here is an example af such capstan, that has warping head and chain wheel:
We offer combined capstans for anchoring/mooring
We design and supply combined capstans for anchoring/mooring operations of different configurations up on your request.
Major features :
- Creative solutions in design & high quality materials (mass-saving)
- Advice on optimised deck arrangement design and winch applications for the intended operation
- Drive options electric, hydraulic (optional powerpack), combined EH, diesel-driven, pneumatic, manual
- Multiple options for controls and monitored operation (load sensing, self-tensioning, etc.)
- Dutch production
- Short delivery times
- All major classification certifications
- Excellent conservation options
- Repair/overhaul and service on existing winches, also for other brands
Please, send us an enquiry via firstname.lastname@example.org, describe what kind of capstan you need: required pull, preferred drive, chain/ line diameter, anchor mass/ mooring line length, and other related information. In case you do not know what type of equipment you need we can calculate it for you. In this case, please, provide us with the information about your ship.
As alternative to chain cables we offer steel wire rope cables. In order to handle your anchor(s) and chain(s) and to equip your deck with machinery we design and deliver anchoring windlasses and capstans.
In addition to our anchoring equipment we offer mooring solutions: synthetic fiber ropes, Dyneema ropes, variety of deck fittings and mooring winches and capstans. Moreover, we offer combined winches and capstans applicable for both anchoring and mooring. If none of our anchoring/mooring winches/capstans solutions does not fulfill your needs, we are capable to design a special winch of basically any application to fulfill your request.