RIVER GAUGING WINCH – “CLYDE”
Type Electric This double drum winch is made with high quality materials for low maintenance. Manufactured from stainless steel, anodised aluminium and nylon and using sealed self lubricating bearings, the winch requires very little attention. Power drive is provided by a permanent magnet DC motor. The controller provides soft start, overload protection and variable speed. A pendant control unit allows the operator some freedom of movement. Power may be supplied from mains or a 2kVA generator, 240v or 110v. All controls have been built into the winch to simplify installation.
The change from traversing to sounding uses a well tried push/pull handle action but includes an automatic interlock which prevents incorrect operation. This can be automated with the addition of an actuator pack, with a four button control station. A further option is a wireless control unit, eliminating the trailing control cable. All of these options can be retrofitted.
In manual mode, the automatic interlock, combined with a load activated brake which is also completely automatic in action, means that the handle will not spin when released. No separate hand or foot operated braking device is employed. A load limiter is also fitted to the traversing system to protect the operator and the installation in the event of heavy objects becoming caught on the suspended measuring assembly during gauging.
All metering is independent of winding drums, ensuring that any slippage at the drive pulley does not affect the measured distance.
Primarily designed for contact closure current meters, the signal is brought back through a stainless steel coaxial suspension cable to a robust open slip ring unit with connections for a current meter control unit.
The winch may be supplied with the gearshift on either side and can be mounted on the front or back of the cableway support, provided this is specified at time of ordering.
It may also be supplied free standing, with alternative mounting arrangements to suit customer.
Maximum sinker weight for the standard gear ratio is 60kg. Sinker weights greater than this can also be accommodated. Maximum sinker weight must be specified when ordering. Warranty period 1 year.