The direct-drive towing winch can be equipped with a second motor, creating a high-quality escort winch which fully meets the class requirements for escorting in the harshest of conditions. These winches are equipped with an active haul-and-pay-out system which brakes on the motor, rather than using conventional brakes which are much more subject to wear and tear. The variable line force setting can be set to up to 110% of the maximum wire force (steady towline force) to be generated during escort.
DMC's hydraulic escort towing winches are the only winches on the market which truly prevent cable breakage due to the exceptionally low mass moment of inertia of the drive. Our winches can hold the load on the drive, and rotates from zero to full speed in a very short time to prevent peak loads in the wire. This means that a much faster, immediate reaction is possible – and no more unpredictable slip moments. This makes control significantly safer and easier.
DMC's range of direct-drive winches consists of three standard types to ensure that specific requirements can be met. It is also possible to assemble a custom solution based on specific requirements.
OPTIONS FOR ESCORT TOWING WINCHES: