Mooring Capstan

Mooring capstan, as the name indicates, is the capstan used for boat mooring when it reaches to a port or a dock. It has the same function as mooring winch. Mooring capstan is usually also used for boat anchoring. Material type of mooring rope will influence capstan drum size, fair-lead type and bending radius, occupied deck space and so on. It’s advised to choose the suitable mooring rope material according to strength, elasticity, durability and operating performance, cable is suggested for large ship and synthetic fiber rope for medium and small ships. According to material and diameter of the rope, mooring capstans can be designed and produced to suit different types of ships. Bollard is cast or welded pile firmly installed on deck to fasten one end mooring rope, and there are single-post bollard and double-post bollard according to ship mooring needs.

Capstan for Mooring
Capstan for Mooring

Capstan for mooring parameters:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 30ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm or customized
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric, hydraulic

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Mooring capstan can be driven by electric power, hydraulic power, pneumatic power, man power, and diesel power, among which electric and hydraulic power modes are adopted more widely. For mooring capstan, gypsy wheel is optional according to need, if chain is not used, there can be no chain wheel, if the ship adopts chain, and the chain wheel will be designed according to the mooring rope need, and the chain is stored in chain locker through chain pipe.

Electric Mooring Capstan
Electric Mooring Capstan

Electric mooring capstan parameters:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 30ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm or customized
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric

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Hydraulic Capstan Used for Mooring
Hydraulic Capstan Used for Mooring

Hydraulic capstan used for mooring parameters:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 35ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm or customized
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: hydraulic

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Tips on Mooring Capstan Maintenance

Mooring capstan is important deck machinery used to tighten the mooring line with the drum or chain wheel and to keep a ship in position. The main parts of the capstan include drum, power drive system, reduction, main shaft, foundation, brake device etc. No matter vertical capstan or horizontal capstan you use on the ship, it’s important to check and maintain the capstan regularly. The items needed to be checked and maintained are as follows: the corrosion of bracket and foot bolt of outer case, the damage, abrasion and corrosion of the drum, the water tightness of the controller and the brake and clutch are needed to checked to make sure that they work reliably and effectively; it’s also needed to lubricate the working parts and record the wear and tear of the parts; for wire cable, it’s needed to check its rust and broken wires; for plant fiber cable, it’s needed to check its abrasion and if there is mildew within rope strands; for synthetic fiber rope, it’s necessary to check its appearance wear and thickness. With proper and regular check and maintenance, the mooring capstan can work with high efficiency all the time.

Mooring Capstan Winch for Sale
Mooring Capstan Winch for Sale

Parameters of mooring capstan winch for sale:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 30ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm or customized
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric hydraulic

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Ellsen Capstan for Boat Mooring
Ellsen Capstan for Boat Mooring

Parameters of Ellsen capstan for boat mooring:

  • Loading capacity: 0.5 ton- 35ton
  • Wire rope capacity: customized
  • Rope dia: ø11mm – ø60mm or customized
  • Working speed: ≥8m/min or customized
  • Driven type: electric, hydraulic

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As an mooring capstan manufacturer, Ellsen constantly strives for perfection in design and production, we provides all kinds of capstans and you will not be limited in you selection, and we promise that our capstans are with high quality and very reasonable price. Please contact us for more information if you need mooring capstan, and we will provide you with more details about capstans for sale.

Technical Parameter of Mooring Capstan
Type Warping load (KN) Warping speed(m/min) Wire Dia(mm) Motor power (kw)
Electric Hydraulic
D(Y)J5 5 ≥18 φ11 3/1.2 5.5
D(Y)J10 10 ≥18 φ11 4.3/1.7 7.5
D(Y)J20 20 ≥18 φ15 7.5/7.5/5 15
D(Y)J30 30 ≥18 φ17.5 16/16/11 18.5
D(Y)J40 40 ≥18 φ20.5 16/16/11 18.5
D(Y)J50 50 ≥18 φ20.5 22/22/16 30
D(Y)J70 70 ≥15 φ26 30/30/22 45
D(Y)J100 100 ≥15 φ28 45/45/30 55
D(Y)J120 120 ≥15 φ32.5 60/60/45 75
D(Y)J150 150 ≥15 φ36.5 60/60/45 90
D(Y)J200 200 ≥15 φ40 75/75/36 110
D(Y)J250 250 ≥12 φ46 75/75/36 110

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