Hydraulic Captive Reels

Redefining Load Management

The result of four years of intense development at Harken Italy’s dedicated facility, captive winches are offered with pulling loads of 1.5 to 50 tonnes and are available in both Electric and Hydraulic.

The Harken Captive Reel Winch has a large diameter hollow drum allowing high line lengths, combined with high load capacity, while reducing weight to the lightest on the market. The feeder screw ensures the line is loaded onto the drum in a neat, tight roll so that it pays in and out smoothly with complete control.

Designed for use with fiber ropes, it offers lighter and easier handling.

Oceanic block bearings

Self-lubricating lead screw and sheave allow line to lie smoothly on the drum, even when slack.

Oceanic block bearings

Precise gearing provides even line take-up and release.

Uses

Remotely control long lines.

Winch Features

The first 60 mm of the drum is knurled, increasing holding power of initial line wraps and reducing line needed for effective trimming. The feeder transmission features twin feeder screws to balance the load on the feeder sheave assembly. Double-screw design positions screws close to the drum, reducing winch size by 10%-20% over similarly configured winches. Automatic disc brake between motor and gearbox is locked unless system is activated.

Two inner magnetic switches factory set at the feeder’s stroke limits prevent overtravel. Two outer fail-safe limit switches automatically engage the brake. Using a synchronised transmission, four gears drive the twin feeder screws. Adjust line size by changing two gear sets on the motor end of the winch. The winch is driven by an industrial sealed hydraulic motor.

Materials

Winch frame and drum are 6061 Hardcoat anodized aluminum to reduce weight. Feeder screw nut and feeder skate are made of a self-lubricating composite. The gear cover is carbon fiber.

Maintenance

All parts connected to hydraulic or electric circuitry, screw bearings, and gear transmission are on motor side of winch for easy access. All bearings are sealed, and lubricated with grease. The main gearbox is sealed, and lubricated with oil.

Options

Line exits from the winch are available in left or right configurations. Two-speed or variable-speed hydraulic motors available. Captives come in 1.5T, 3T, 6T, 9T, 12T, 16T, 18t and 25T MWL

Read more about our Hydraulic captive reel winches on our marine site.

Power/Sheet Size Guide

Part
No.
Maximum
Dynamic Pull
Maximum
Holding Load
Line Ø Max Pressure Flow Rate Max Line Speed
Min Max
lb kg lb kg in mm in mm PSI Bar gal/min L/min ft/min m/min
1.5T 3300 1500 5500 2500 1/2 12 3/4 18 1739 120 13 50 115.9 35.0
3T 6600 3000 11000 5000 1/2 12 3/4 18 2753 190 13 50 99.3 30.0
6T 13200 6000 19800 9000 9/16 14 7/8 22 3478 240 18 70 344.5 105.0
9T 19800 9000 26400 12000 5/8 16 1 26 3623 250 21 80 259.2 79.0
12T 26400 12000 33000 15000 3/4 18 1 1/8 28 3623 250 26 100 285.4 87.0
16T 35200 16000 41800 19000 1 24 1 1/4 32 3623 250 31 120 255.9 78.0
18T* 39700 18000 46307 21000 1 24 1 1/4 32 4133 285 31 120 255.9 78.0
25T 55100 25000 66100 30000 1 1/4 32 1 1/2 40 4061 280 52 200 239.5 73.0

Loads and converted sizes are guides only. Winches are customized to application. Line speeds can vary with each winch and power configuration.

*18T Captive Reel winches can be driven by different displacement HY motors. Contact Harken for max pressure details.

Specifications

Max holding load

From 2500 kg (5500 lb)

Max dynamic pull

From 1500 kg (3300 lb)

Rope Diameter

From 12 mm – 40 mm (1/2"- 1 1/2" )