Ship windlasses

How to choose this product

A ships windlass is a mechanical device powered by an electric, hydraulic or diesel motor. It has one or two wildcats, or chainwheels, the notched wheel that holds the anchor chain. Some have drums, or warping heads for mooring or anchor lines. Those offered on NauticExpo are intended for use on commercial ships rather than recreational vessels.

Applications

Such devices are suitable for use aboard all commercial ships and work boats. Models exist for all chain diameters.

Technologies

The motor driving the wildcat can be electric, hydraulic or diesel. The vessel's anchor chains must fit perfectly within the wildcat's notches. A windlass may have one or two wildcats, or chainwheels, and one or two drums, or warping heads for taking up and tensioning lines and cables. The wildcat axis can be horizontal or vertical, the latter usually called a capstan rather than a windlass.

How to choose

Choice of a vertical or horizontal axis will depend on the anchor chain's path between the hawse hole and the chain locker, and available space on and below the deck. Other factors include anchor chain diameter, the vessel's laden and unladen displacement and the number of anchors and lines.

Windlasses aboard ships subject to the terms of maritime conventions or the regulations of classification organizations must meet certain standards and be certified.

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1 products Metso minerals
Metso minerals
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) Metso minerals

Whatever your anchor application, Metso’s A.C. Hoyle line of anchor windlasses offers a variety of styles and sizes to handle it....

Hawboldt Industries AWHV-14-WH
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) AWHV-14-WH Hawboldt Industries

Application: Single chainlifter, hydraulic anchor windlass Features: · Handwheel applied / released...

Hawboldt Industries AWHV-16-WH
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) AWHV-16-WH Hawboldt Industries

Application: Single chainlifter, hydraulic anchor windlass Features: · Handwheel applied / released...

Hawboldt Industries AWHV-32-WH
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) AWHV-32-WH Hawboldt Industries

Application: Single chainlifter, hydraulic anchor windlass Features: · Handwheel applied / released...

Hawboldt Industries CPH-3.0T
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) CPH-3.0T Hawboldt Industries

Application: Mooring, Line Handling Features: · Planetary drive · Welded steel...

Appleton Marine Inc AHAW
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) AHAW Appleton Marine Inc

Horizontal Anchor Windlass: Model AHAW Features: - Electric or hydraulic power - Variety of control...

Appleton Marine Inc AVAW
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) AVAW Appleton Marine Inc

Vertical Anchor Windlass: Model AVAW Features: - Electric or hydraulic power - Variety of control...

Appleton Marine Inc
Capstan for ships Appleton Marine Inc

Features: -Electric or hydraulic power -Clutched wildcat for independent capstan operation -Variety...

Appleton Marine Inc AADC
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) AADC Appleton Marine Inc

Features: -Electric, hydraulic or air powered -Variety of control options -Failsafe...

Appleton Marine Inc ATDC
Capstan for ships (electric drive) ATDC Appleton Marine Inc

Features: -Electric, hydraulic or air powered -Variety of control options -Failsafe...

Markey Machinerympany WYS-60 : 30T-110T
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) WYS-60 : 30T-110T Markey Machinerympany

The WYS-60 is a high-performance hydraulic anchor handling system that includes HPU, remote...

Markey Machinerympany WYS-34
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) WYS-34 Markey Machinerympany

The WYS-34 is a high-performance hydraulic anchor handling system that includes two warping...

Markey Machinerympany WES-32
Electric windlass for ships (double drum) WES-32 Markey Machinerympany

The WES-32 is an electric anchor windlass featuring double wildcat configuration and dual...

Markey Machinerympany WEW-12
Electric windlass for ships (double drum) WEW-12 Markey Machinerympany

The WEW-12 is an electric anchor windlass featuring double fi ve-pocket wildcat confi gurationand...

Markey Machinerympany WES-26-30
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) WES-26-30 Markey Machinerympany

The WES-26-30HP is a five-pocket single-wildcat two-speed electric...

Markey Machinerympany WESDF-18-7.5 / 15HP
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) WESDF-18-7.5 / 15HP Markey Machinerympany

The WESDF-18-7.5/15HP is a versatile single-drum 2-speed electric drum...

5 products C.M.T
C.M.T
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) C.M.T

Horizontal anchor windlasses from 30 up to 120 mm Vertical anchor windlasses from 22...

C.M.T
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) C.M.T

Horizontal anchor windlasses from 30 up to 120 mm Vertical anchor windlasses from 22...

C.M.T
Electric windlass for ships (double drum) C.M.T

Horizontal anchor windlasses from 30 up to 120 mm Vertical anchor windlasses from 22...

C.M.T
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) C.M.T

Capstans Capstans from 5 up to 30 ton The motor can be located: on deck/under...

C.M.T
Capstan for ships (electric drive) C.M.T

Capstans Capstans from 5 up to 30 ton The motor can be located: on deck/under...

3 products MEP Systems
MEP Systems
Electric windlass for ships (single drum) MEP Systems

MEP System, a manufacturer of quality Deck Machinery, offers warranty and technical support on our MEP ATM (Anchoring, Towing, Mooring) Systems anytime anywhere. As an integrated provider of various products...

MEP Systems
Hydraulic windlass for ships (double drum) MEP Systems

MEP System, a manufacturer of quality Deck Machinery, offers warranty and technical support on our MEP ATM (Anchoring, Towing, Mooring) Systems anytime anywhere. As an integrated provider of various products...

MEP Systems
Capstan for ships (electric drive) MEP Systems

MEP System, a manufacturer of quality Deck Machinery, offers warranty and technical support on our MEP ATM (Anchoring, Towing, Mooring) Systems anytime anywhere. As an integrated provider of various products...

Data Hidrolik Makina Sanayi
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) Data Hidrolik Makina Sanayi

DATA manufactures two main types of windlasses;electric&hydraulic. Beyond this we have two types , horizontal and vertical. For all types of customer...

Data Hidrolik Makina Sanayi
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) Data Hidrolik Makina Sanayi

DATA has a mid-pressure hydraulic&electric capstan production...

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc
Hydraulic windlass for ships (double drum) Coastal Marine Equipment Inc

Coastal Marine Equipment Anchor Windlasses range in sizes from 1/2” to 3” diameter stud link chain. Available in single, double, horizontal, vertical or Winch/Windlass combination units. All...

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) Coastal Marine Equipment Inc

Coastal Marine Equipment Anchor Windlasses range in sizes from 1/2 to 3 diameter stud link chain. Available in single, double, horizontal, vertical or Winch/Windlass combination units. All Windlasses...

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc
Electric windlass for ships (double drum) Coastal Marine Equipment Inc

Coastal Marine Equipment Anchor Windlasses range in sizes from 1/2 to 3 diameter stud link chain. Available in single, double, horizontal, vertical or Winch/Windlass combination units. All Windlasses...

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) Coastal Marine Equipment Inc

Coastal Marine Equipment Capstans ranging in size from 6 to 36 capstan heads with line pulls and bollard...

Coastal Marine Equipment Inc
Capstan for ships (electric drive) Coastal Marine Equipment Inc

Coastal Marine Equipment Capstans ranging in size from 6 to 36 capstan heads with line pulls and bollard...

PG Marine Group PGH
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) PGH PG Marine Group

Main features: Compact and clean design, gives new options Low need...

PG Marine Group PGH 10T
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) PGH 10T PG Marine Group

Main features: Big warpinghead diameter with high torq Low need for...

Norwegian Deck Machinery
Hydraulic windlass for ships (single drum) Norwegian Deck Machinery

Whatever your anchor application, NDM’s line of anchor windlasses offers a variety of styles and sizes to handle it. Our anchor windlass winches are designed for up to 160mm chain with a range of...

Norwegian Deck Machinery
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) Norwegian Deck Machinery

All capstans are available with electric or hydraulic drive. The electric capstans can be incorporated direct into the...

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company HORIZONTAL
Windlass for ships HORIZONTAL Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

Schoellhorn-Albrecht designs and manufactures horizontal anchor...

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company VERTICAL
Windlass for ships VERTICAL Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

Schoellhorn-Albrecht designs and manufactures vertical anchor windlasses...

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company 22300 THRU-THE-DECK
Capstan for ships 22300 THRU-THE-DECK Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

The 22300 thru-the-deck capstan from Schoellhorn-Albrecht has been the trusted capstan for barge moving, buoy handling, and general line handling by U.S.C.G., U.S.A.C.E., and commercial shipyards...

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company SA1014
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) SA1014 Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

Schoellhorn-Albrecht’s SA1014 capstan/carpuller model is used for everything from the railroad industry to barges and the variety of options allow you to find the one to meet your needs. Features: ....

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company SA1014
Capstan for ships (electric drive) SA1014 Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

Schoellhorn-Albrecht’s SA1014 capstan/carpuller model is used for everything from the railroad industry to barges and the variety of options allow you to find the one to meet your needs. Features: ....

Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company INLINE STYLE
Capstan for ships INLINE STYLE Schoellhorn-Albrecht Machine Company

Schoellhorn-Albrecht designs and manufactures inline style above-the-deck...

2 products Karmoy
Karmoy
Windlass for ships Karmoy

Karmøy Winch as have manufactured equipment for supply and anchorhandling vessels...

Karmoy
Capstan for ships (electric drive) Karmoy

Trawl Winches up to 160 ton pull Purseseine winches...

Adria Winch D.O.O.
Windlass for ships Adria Winch D.O.O.

Whatever anchor winch we imagined, we can design and produce. Hydraulic or electric drive, up to 76mm chain, with or without drums and warping heads. Standard performance is with enclosed gear or optional...

Adria Winch D.O.O.
Capstan for ships (electric drive) Adria Winch D.O.O.

Various types of capstans are in the Adria Winch production program. Anchor-mooring capstans, normal capstans and capstans with drum under warping head. They are supplied with a welding...

Trelleborg Marine Systems
Capstan for ships (electric drive) Trelleborg Marine Systems

Used to haul in messenger line, which in turn pulls the mooring line to the quick release hook. Trelleborg Marine Systems electric Capstan removes the need for mooring...

DMT Marine Equipment
Capstan for ships DMT Marine Equipment

DMT capstans are come in a variety of arrangements electric, hydraulic pneumatic etc. The design is unique...

2 products TOWIMOR
TOWIMOR
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) TOWIMOR

- with electric drive - with hydraulic...

2 products Nabrico
Nabrico
Capstan for ships (electric drive) Nabrico

Features: - Vertical thru-deck or above deck models. - Fabricated steel construction. -...

Nabrico
Capstan for ships (hydraulic drive) Nabrico

Features: - Vertical thru-deck or above deck models. - Fabricated steel construction. - Polished steel capstan head. - Head size...

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