A prominent defense contractor, who is an existing user of SubConn® connectivity products and EMO multiplexers from MacArtney’s product portfolio, has taken delivery of a customized winch solution equipped with a 3000m fiber cable and termination. The traction-based winch has been purpose-built for use with a customer-built ROV designed for localizing objects lost on the ocean floor.
Special engineering and design
The winch is made from stainless steel and features a modular and compact design, which allows for flexible system installation on board vessels with confined deck space. It comes with several intelligent features facilitating accurate and effective equipment handling as well as a fiber optic slip ring, fiber optic cable, and fiber optic termination. A soft-start function makes the winch easy to handle, improves equipment maneuverability, and protects the motor and gear.
This specialized winch also features traction control making the winch capable of handling the neutrally buoyant Kevlar reinforced fiber optic ROV communication cable.
Commenting on MacArtney competences, the Pakistani defense contractor, states: We recently visited MacArtney headquarters to get an impression of the company. We are very confident with what we saw. No doubt, we continue our business relations for future projects, too.
Being a privately owned corporation with group headquarters in Esbjerg on the west coast of Denmark, MacArtney Underwater Technology has supplied products and engineering solutions for almost four decades.