- Safe Winch : Intrinsic-Safe
- The tug market focuses more
on safety in tug operations and therefore Kraaijeveld, together
with IMC Corporate Licensing, has developed the Safe Winch.This new patented design tackles the
two main areas of concern: 1) Peak loads & 2) Slack wires
- However, in a different way
than the self tensioning winch. When the load is higher than
a preset value, the winch will automatically pay out the wire
with high speed (100 m/min). When load is too low, the winch
will prevent the wire to become slack. Hereby braking of towing
wires is effectively prevented and safe operation of the tug
and crew are ensured.
- The SafeWinch is for practical
use in the wide range of towing, ranging from harbour towage
up to escorting in high seas; it offers easy to use and hands
free operation, combined with a continuous display of the towline
load in the wheelhouse.
- The winch is built up of robust
proven components and requires the same space on deck as conventional
designed winches and combined with a high energy efficiency.
The drive can be done by hydraulical motors or by frequency driven
Awarded by Seatrade & Holland