Modern winch systems, such as render and recovery winches, have developed into overly complex pieces of machinery. The net result of this development is a fundamental disconnect between the winch design engineer’s construction goals, the end-user’s expectations, and stakeholder management. Tugpins together with Rotortug are pleased to announce the first Modular Caliper Escort Winch.
The modular caliper winch concept aims to simplify winch design and construction, while emulating advanced render and recovery functions, by using an advanced drive and brake control system and ‘brute force’ principle functions. The innovative design will be an improvement for the industry with regard to its small footprint, reduced power consumption, improved control, easy maintenance, redundancy of key features, lack of gearbox, lower weight and safe emergency quick release option. The modular winch concept breaks down the principal drive and brake systems into multiple redundant sub-systems, including an advanced dynamic control system to emulate high-end winch performance at similar or lower cost level.