Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe (Model VWCLP 2500)

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Vertical Windlass & Chain Pipe (Model VWCLP 2500)

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The VWC Series is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain-only anchor rodes while offering an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.

Features and benefits
  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation
  • High-quality finish on above deck components, manufactured from marine grade stainless steel (AISI 316), for long term durability
  • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned for virtually jam-free operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker
  • Port and starboard chain pipes for twin installations (Sizes 2500 and above only)
  • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual ‘free fall’ anchoring. Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control
  • Chainwheel locking pawl
  • Optional Band Brake available for 3500 series unit
  • Clutch disengagement of the chainwheel enables independent rope hauling from any direction, using the Max-grip™ snag-free warping drum for positive control of all ropes
  • Simple through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the topworks utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer tube on all models.
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
  • Low Profile configurations (no warping drum) are available

    Model VWC 2500
    Maximum Pull/Lift 1135 kg / 2500 lbs
    Static Hold 2200 kg / 4840 lbs
    Chain Short Link 9-11mm / 5/16”- 7/16”
    Line Speed (Normal Working) 15 m/min / 50 ft/min
    Power Supply (DC) 12 or 24 V
    Motor (Watts) 1200 W
    Net Weight - DC 38 kg / 84 lbs
    Hydraulic Pressure 138 bar / 2000 PSI
    Hydraulic Flow 36 l/min / 9.5 USgal/min
    Net Weight - Hyd 32 kg / 70 lbs

    Model VWC 2500
    A 94 mm / 3 11/16”
    B 242 mm / 9 9/16”
    B1 (Low Profile) 148 mm / 5 27/32”
    C 80 mm / 3 5/32”
    D 219 mm / 8 5/8”
    E 281 mm / 11 1/8”
    F 297 mm / 11 23/32”
    G (Std deck clearance)* 85 mm / 3 11/32”
    G (Extra deck clearance) ^ 190 mm / 7 1/2”
    H (Working height of drum for rope warping) 33 mm / 1 5/16”
    I 190 mm / 7 1/2”
    *For VWC1000 and VWC1500 a shorter deck clearance version is also available at 50 mm (2”).
    ^ A deck clearance increase will also increase the ‘D’ measurement by the same increment.

    *Important: Maxwell windlasses must be used in conjunction with a chain stopper or alternative snubbing device to take the load off the windlass while laying at anchor. The chain stopper and alternative snubbing system should also be used to secure the anchor in the fully raised position while under way.
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    Vertical Windlass and Chain Pipe 1000 • 1500 • 2500 • 3500 Specifications

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