LokHead™ Winches Handle a Variety of Tasks on Workboats

Business Segment: Commercial Marine

Location: Waterways around the world

Project Description: Workboats must respond to an increasingly diverse range of assignments. For workboats, tugs, and working RIBs (rigid inflatable boats), tasks such as handling loads overside, or executing a casualty or diver recovery can arise at any time. Large winches usually fixed to a vessel’s superstructure and driven off the ship’s hydraulics may provide unlimited power, but lack the flexibility to provide pulling power where it is needed.

Solution/Equipment Used: With a 40:1 power ratio and versatile mounting options, the LokHead™ capstan winch kit by Harken Industrial™ delivers flexible, secure load handling, with total control over unlimited lengths of fibrous rope. The captive head improves safety by eliminating accidental release of ropes up to 12.7 mm (1/2" diameter), while offering adjustable lowering control. Operate manually with the B10AL winch handle (included), or with a power drill and optional drill adapter to tackle higher loads and reduce fatigue.

Summary: Until now, having the right winch in the right place has not always been possible. With the ability to locate a winch at the optimal position, alignment to the load can be achieved. The load-handling task becomes easier, with less risk of injury.

This Harken Industrial product is featured in the case study above: INLH500KIT