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Marine Hydraulic Winch

A marine hydraulic winch is a crucial piece of equipment widely used in marine and offshore industries. Designed to operate in challenging marine environments, the marine hydraulic winch utilize hydraulic power to provide robust and reliable performance. It is commonly employed for tasks such as anchor handling, towing, mooring operations, and cargo handling on ships and offshore platforms.

hydraulic towing winch
Hydraulic Towing Winch

Types of Marine Hydraulic Winch

The hydraulic system allows for efficient power transmission and control, enabling precise handling of heavy loads in adverse sea conditions. Marine hydraulic winch can be divided into different types based on two standards.

Types Based on Drum Configuration

There are single drum marine hydraulic winch and double drum marine hydraulic winch based on their drum configuration.

Single Drum Marine Hydraulic Winch

A single drum marine hydraulic winch is a versatile and essential component in marine and offshore operations. This winch configuration features a single drum responsible for winding and unwinding the cable or rope. Ideal for applications where a single line is sufficient, the single drum winch is commonly employed in lifting, lowering, and positioning tasks on ships, platforms, and other marine structures.

mooring operation
Single Drum Mooring Winches

Its straightforward design allows for ease of operation and maintenance, making it a reliable choice for various maritime applications. Whether used for anchoring, mooring, or general cargo handling, the single drum marine hydraulic winch offers robust performance, leveraging hydraulic power to ensure precise control and enhanced safety in challenging marine environments.

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Single Drum Hydraulic Mooring Winch

Double Drum Marine Hydraulic Winch

In contrast, the double drum marine hydraulic winch represents a more sophisticated solution tailored for complex and demanding marine operations. Equipped with two separate drums, this double drum winch configuration allows for the simultaneous operation of two lines, providing enhanced versatility and maneuverability.

Hydraulic Anchor Mooring Winch With Double Drums
Hydraulic Anchor Mooring Winch With Double Drums
double drum hydraulic mooring
Double Drum Hydraulic Mooring Winch

The double drum winch is particularly advantageous in tasks that require intricate coordination, such as anchor handling operations or dual-line towing. Its capability to independently control each drum makes it a preferred choice for scenarios where precise and synchronized handling of loads is crucial. The hydraulic system ensures the winch’s reliable performance, and its durable construction makes it well-suited for the harsh conditions encountered in offshore and marine settings.

Types Based on Application

There are three main types of hydraulic marine winch based on their application.

Hydraulic Mooring Winch

The hydraulic mooring winch is a specialized marine winching system designed to facilitate the secure mooring of vessels to docks or other structures. This type of marine winch plays a crucial role in ensuring the stability and safety of ships during berthing or docking operations.

hydraulic mooring winches with pump station
Mooring Winches With Hydraulic Pump Station

Equipped with hydraulic power, the mooring winch offers precise control over the deployment and tensioning of mooring lines, allowing for efficient and safe mooring in diverse maritime conditions. The robust construction and hydraulic capabilities of the mooring winch make it well-suited for handling the substantial forces associated with securing vessels, providing reliability and ease of operation for mooring operations across various marine environments. The mooring winches or position winches can be combined as multi-point mooring system. It can secure the vessel or platform on a certain point of the ocean for industrial need.

Hydraulic positioning winch solution
Hydraulic Positioning Winch Solution

Hydraulic Towing Winch

The hydraulic towing winch is designed specifically for towing applications in the maritime industry. Whether towing other vessels, assisting with ship maneuvers, or aiding in salvage operations, this towing winch configuration ensures efficient and controlled handling of heavy loads.

hydraulic towing winch solution
Hydrualic Towing Winch With Hydraulic Pump Station

Hydraulic power enables the towing winch to deliver substantial pulling force while maintaining precise control, allowing for effective and safe towing operations. With its rugged design and hydraulic capabilities, the hydraulic tugger winch is a crucial for providing the necessary strength and reliability for successful towing operations in challenging marine conditions.

40 Ton Hydraulic Tugger Winch
40 Ton Hydraulic Towing Winch

Hydraulic Anchor Winch

The hydraulic anchor winch is dedicated to the deployment and retrieval of anchors. Serving a critical role in anchoring and positioning vessels, this anchor winch utilizes hydraulic power to provide the force and control needed for anchor handling.

Hydraulic Anchor Mooring Winch
Heavy Duty Hydraulic Anchor Winch

Whether on large ships or offshore platforms, the hydraulic anchor winch ensures a swift and secure anchoring process. Its design allows for the precise management of anchor cables, contributing to the safety and stability of vessels during anchoring in various marine environments. The hydraulic anchor winch stands out as a reliable and essential tool for vessels requiring efficient anchor handling capabilities.

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Customer Cases of Hydraulic Marine Winch

Hydraulic marine winch is popular among the customers all over the world. Here are three customer cases of hydraulic marine winch.

8 Ton Hydraulic Towing Winch for New Caledonia

Aicrane has successfully delivered an 8 ton hydraulic towing winch to our client in New Caledonia. This hydraulic marine winch is designed for a cargo ship. It will replace the client’s outdated equipment. Notably, the hydraulic towing winch has been meticulously customized to include pneumatic and manual brakes, precisely aligning with our client’s specific requirements.

8T Hydraulic Towing Winch
8T Hydraulic Towing Winch
Hydraulic Towing Winch
Hydraulic Towing Winch

During the initial consultation phase, our client communicated the urgent need to replace a malfunctioning towing winch while highlighting the operational status of their hydraulic pump station. To accommodate this requirement, our engineers conducted a thorough examination of the existing setup, ensuring seamless compatibility with the original foundation. Detailed drawings were provided, and the industrial winch base underwent necessary adjustments, all tailored to meet the client’s preferences.

Hydraulic Towing Winch For Sale
Towing Winch To New Caledonia
Test Of The Control System
Test Of The Control System
Pneumatic Control
Pneumatic Control

Recognizing the winch’s marine application, corrosion resistance was a primary concern. To address this, an additional baseplate was integrated into the design, reinforcing the winch against the harsh conditions of maritime environments. Before shipment, the 8 ton industrial hydraulic winch underwent rigorous testing, demonstrating exceptional performance in our facilities.

For secure transportation, the entire hydraulic towing winch was thoughtfully packaged in a wooden box, specifically designed to withstand potential collisions during shipping. Our proficient shipping department ensures a seamless transportation process, guaranteeing the winch’s punctual arrival at its destination in pristine condition.

8 Ton Tugger Winch Package and Shipment
8 Ton Tugger Winch Package and Shipment

12 Ton Waterfall Hydraulic Mooring Winch in the Philippines

Aicrane exported a 12 ton waterfall hydraulic mooring winch to the Philippines. This winch has unique drum configuration. It is equipped with two drums.

Waterfall Hydraulic Winch
Waterfall Double Drum Hydraulic Winch

Features of Waterfall Hydraulic Winch

    • Flexible Drum Arrangement: Versatile drum configuration allows for flexible rope direction adjustments, catering to diverse operational needs, including top or bottom rope payout and parallel or counter payout.
    • Customizable Drum Design: Tailored drum design meets customer capacity requirements, featuring a cable organizer for larger rope capacities to ensure orderly winding and prevent rope entanglement.
    • Compact Hydraulic Drive: The winch adopts a hydraulic drive system, resulting in a compact size that saves deck space, particularly beneficial for installations with limited available space.
Double Drum Waterfall Winch with Hydraulic Pump Station
Double Drum Waterfall Winch with Hydraulic Pump Station
    • Infinitely Variable Hydraulic Speed Control: Hydraulic drive of the 12 ton winch offers smooth and stable operation with infinitely variable speed control, enhancing work stability and exhibiting strong overload capacity.
    • Secondary Drum Option: Equipped with a secondary drum to meet the demands of multiple operating conditions, providing additional versatility and adaptability in various working scenarios.
    • Hydraulic Cylinder Brake: The braking system incorporates hydraulic cylinder technology, delivering powerful braking torque to enhance the safety and reliability of the winch during operations.
    • Clutch Mechanism: Equipped with a clutch mechanism, allowing for disengagement and engagement as needed, addressing different usage requirements in various working conditions.
Waterfall Winch with a Cable Organizer
Waterfall Winch with a Cable Organizer

Key Installation Details

  • Seamless Installation Process: Aicrane established a service center in the Philippines, ensuring a smooth installation executed seamlessly with the assistance of skilled local engineers.
  • Efficient Operation Post-Installation: Thorough testing and debugging procedures were conducted, demonstrating optimal performance of the double drum hydraulic 12 ton winch for sea positioning tasks at the Manila Port.
  • Positive Customer Feedback: The customer expressed satisfaction with the industrial hydraulic winch’s functionality and commended the professionalism exhibited by our team throughout the installation process.

The waterfall hydraulic winch, with its adaptable drum configuration, hydraulic drive efficiency, and versatile structural design, proves to be a reliable and multifunctional solution for a variety of applications in different working environments.

30 Ton Mooring Winch to Vietnam

Our company successfully delivered a total of six hydraulic mooring winches, each boasting a 30 ton capacity, to our esteemed customers in Vietnam. These mooring winches for Vietnam, integral to ensuring efficient mooring operations during the berthing process, were strategically acquired to form a six-point mooring system. This system plays a pivotal role in maintaining the ship’s stability during offshore operations at specific points.

Mooring winch for Vietnam
Mooring winch for Vietnam

Equipped with a reliable hydraulic system, the hydraulic mooring winches derive power from a hydraulic pump station and employ a hydraulic motor, both sourced from reputable manufacturers. This ensures a consistently high level of performance and operational reliability.

30 Ton Mooring Winch Technical Parameter
Working load 30T (1st layer)
Nominal speed 12m/min (1st layer)
Drum capacity φ38mm×1000m (Totally 10 layers)
Holding load 90T (Static 1st layer)
Brake Hydraulic Operated
Clutch Hydraulic Operated
Dia. Of warping head φ400mm

Prior to shipment, meticulous care was taken in wrapping the winch cables, ensuring their protection during transportation on trucks. The mooring 30 ton winches were securely loaded into containers for safe transit, and they reached their destination in Vietnam on schedule.

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Advantages of Hydraulic Marine Winch

Marine winches play a critical role in various maritime operations, and when it comes to choosing between hydraulic and electric options, the advantages of hydraulic marine winches stand out prominently. Let’s delve into some key features that set hydraulic winches apart and make them a preferred choice in the demanding marine environment.

Robust Power and Durability

Hydraulic marine winches excel in providing robust power and exceptional pulling capacity. Their reliance on hydraulic systems ensures durability, making them well-suited for heavy-duty lifting and pulling operations. Unlike electric winches, hydraulic counterparts exhibit greater resistance to overheating during extended usage, ensuring consistent and reliable performance in challenging marine conditions.

High Torque at Low Speeds

One of the distinctive advantages of industrial hydraulic winches is their ability to generate high torque at low speeds. This characteristic enables precise control during intricate operations such as mooring, towing, and anchor handling. The capability to maintain control even in low-speed maneuvers contributes significantly to the safety and efficiency of maritime tasks.

Mooring Winch Solution
Hydraulic Mooring Winch Solution

Resilience in Harsh Environments

Hydraulic systems inherently exhibit a higher level of resilience to harsh maritime environments. The corrosive nature of saltwater, which can be detrimental to electrical components, poses less of a threat to hydraulic boat winches. This resilience makes hydraulic winches the go to choice for offshore and marine applications where durability and resistance to environmental factors are paramount.

In conclusion, the advantages of hydraulic marine winches, encompassing robust power, high torque at low speeds, and resilience in harsh environments, underscore their superiority and reliability in diverse maritime operations.

Services of Aicrane

Aicrane offers comprehensive services in the realm of hydraulic marine winches, encompassing customization, installation and testing, and dedicated after-sales support.

Customization Services

Our commitment to meeting the unique needs of our clients is exemplified through our customization services. Aicrane tailors hydraulic marine winches to specific requirements, ensuring they align precisely with the demands of diverse maritime applications. Whether it’s adjusting capacities, incorporating specific features, or adapting to unique operational scenarios, our customization services guarantee a winch solution that perfectly fits the client’s specifications.

Aicrane Customer Service Team
Aicrane Project Consultant Team

Installation and Testing

Aicrane has seamless installation and testing procedures. Our skilled professionals are adept at establishing service centers globally, facilitating efficient on-site installations. Through rigorous testing and commissioning processes, we ensure that each hydraulic marine winch operates optimally and meets the stringent performance standards required for its designated marine tasks. The goal is to guarantee not just functionality but peak performance in real-world maritime conditions.

Installation Team
Installation Team

After-Sales Support

Our commitment extends beyond the point of sale, with a dedicated after-sales support team ready to address any client needs. Whether it’s maintenance, troubleshooting, or addressing unforeseen issues, after-sales support of Aicrane ensures that clients experience uninterrupted and reliable performance from their hydraulic marine winches. This service is designed to enhance the longevity and efficiency of our equipment, providing peace of mind to our valued customers throughout the lifecycle of their hydraulic boat winch.

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At Aicrane, our holistic approach to services ensures that each client receives a tailored solution, experiences a seamless installation process, and enjoys ongoing support to maximize the longevity and performance of their hydraulic marine winch.

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