Winch and Handling Systems
MERMAC ROV Winches
Launch and Recovery Systems
Moon Pool Handling Systems
Oceanographic Winches and Handling Systems
Cormac Stainless Steel Winches
Special Engineering and Design
Auxiliary Products and Services
Commissioning, Training, Spares and Service
Intelligent and Dependable Winch Solutions
Trusted Solutions MacArtney winch systems are some of the most advanced solutions available
Standardised systems and custom design
and have been trusted by customers worldwide for decades. Our constant focus
Basing winches on MacArtney standard design reduces delivery time and costs
on improving existing designs and developing new solutions ensures that we
and standardises spare parts. However, certain applications call for tailor made
always offer high quality, dependable winch systems for all needs.
systems. MacArtney has supplied individually designed systems to customers across the globe for applications too specific for standard options, including large
We design and supply complete solutions for handling ROVs, towed systems,
traction systems, unique certification requirements, active heave compensated
corers, ploughs, diving systems and a wide range of other applications for
systems and high speed systems with heavy safe working loads.
offshore and underwater use. Our total packages include integrated dynamic cable systems, slip rings, winches, sheaves, launch and recovery systems and
The MacArtney commitment
active heave compensation systems.
Our systems are manufactured in Denmark, facilitating coordinated engineering, design, production, system integration and certification. Our proven systems and
All MacArtney systems are designed, engineered, tested and certified to
components are backed by an international network of our own subsidiaries for
required customer standards.
local access to global support. As a global supplier, the MacArtney Underwater Technology group designs, manufactures, sells and services: • Underwater electrical infrastructure systems • Winch and handling systems • Underwater telemetry systems • Remote technology systems • Underwater instrumentation systems
ISO 9001:2008 QA System
• And we provide quality and project management, HSE and innovation
Launch & Recovery
Project Management & Engineering
MERMAC ROV Winches MacArtney MERMAC R winches are advanced vehicle handling systems that safely control ROV launch, operation and recovery.
Getting the optimal winch system for a vessel requires exact calculations and
Precise computer control
engineering. Our MERMAC R winches are designed to be dependable, offer
A PLC system controls the winch and can interface with other control
high performance and be easy to use. Employed extensively for work class and
systems and functions. An optional Ethernet connection to a vessel or rig
inspection ROVs, they are available in various standard sizes and can also be
offers remote monitoring, diagnostics, support and even remote control.
custom made. They can be stand alone or combined with launch and recovery systems (LARS) or in moon pool systems (MPHS).
• Certified to DNV’s Standard for Certification no. 2.22 - Lifting Appliances • Can be certified according to ILO 152, DNV 2.7-1 or 2.7-3
The MERMAC R range is available with MacArtney active heave compensation (Mac AHC). AHC systems reduce weather-related down time and make launch and recovery of tethered equipment easier and safer. Our active heave compensation winches are electrically driven for immediate response, accurate control
• High acceleration and speed • Precise active heave compensation (Mac AHC) • Long service and maintenance intervals • Low installation cost • Painted to offshore standards (typical layer 280 µm or NORSOK M-501)
and low noise. With a precise motion reference
• Reliable, compact designs
unit and advanced algorithms, the winch can
• Adjustable cable diameter
immediately compensate for vessel movement caused by waves - even in heavy seas.
• Available from 10 kN SWL and upwards
ROV and handling system a
• • • • • • • • •
Top side control room w. ROV control system A-frame w. docking head and skid for ROV winch ROV umbilical Slip ring TMS with ROV tether ROV w. tool skid and camera package Termination and spooling of cable System integration and project management FAT, installation, commissioning, SAT and training
Entire solution supplied by MacArtney
A-frame Control room equipment Winch 1950/56-240
Launch and Recovery Systems MacArtney launch and recovery systems (LARS) provide reliable and fully controllable deployment, operation and recovery of a wide scope of equipment â€“ from small sonar and oceanographic systems to large work class ROVs.
Our hydraulic driven LARS can be designed as portable systems, compact fixed
All systems are designed and built according to DNVâ€™s Standard
systems or as fully integrated winch and handling systems.
for Certification no. 2.22 - Lifting Appliances.
Docking mechanisms and turntable designs can be supplied in a range of
Portable A-frame handling systems
standard designs or tailor made to suit the requirements of the application and
Our compact portable A-frame systems are designed to incorporate
the winch. The A-frame can be mounted on a single skid or as separate units as
our Cormac and oceanographic winches for efficient handling of
preferred. If the winch is hydraulic driven, the power unit for the winch can also
inspection ROVs, side scan sonar, survey equipment, oceanographic
be used to power the LARS.
instrumentation and a wide range of other equipment. They are easy to control and provide the outreach needed for safe launch and recovery. They can be supplied with or without a power unit. We also offer other basic over the side handling systems, including J-frames and davits.
Container integrated handling system
Portable articulating A-frame handling system
Compact A-frame handling systems
MacArtney compact A-frame systems require minimum
A-frame handling systems
deck space. Systems can be supplied as standard or
MacArtney can offer a range of launch and recovery
tailor made, with or without telescopic arms.
systems with built in umbilical and guide wire winches
Profiling current meter system
A-frame are designed to DNV’s Standard for Certification
• Articulating A-frame
no. 2.22 - Lifting Appliances. The container frame is
• 45° launch position A-frame
designed to meet DNV 2.7-1 approvals for transportation
• A-frame w. skid for winch • Cormac 5 winch • Slip ring • 3000 m steel armoured cable • Installation of slip ring • Termination and spooling of cable • Profiling current meter • Spare parts for A-frame and winch • Installation, commissioning, SAT and training
• 45° launch position A-frame with telescopic arms
and installation around the world.
Entire solution supplied by MacArtney
integrated into a standard 20’ container. The winch and
• Horizontal launch position A-frame with telescopic arms • Low dip A-frame with telescopic arms
Steel armoured coax cable
A-frame Slip ring
Cormac 5 winch
MacArtney launch and recovery system with standard A-frame
Moon Pool Handling Systems MacArtney advanced moon pool handling systems (MPHS) provide easy control and handling of entire ROV systems through a vessel moon pool. Cursor winches
Cursor winches control the mechanical trolleys that carry tether
Taking good care of the umbilical is vital. To avoid
management systems (TMS) and ROVs through a moon pool. The
snatch loads on the umbilical, MacArtney offers a variety
cursor winchâ€™s steel wire ropes carry the frame through the splash
of vessel and application tailored damper systems for
zone before safely launching and recovering the TMS and ROV.
ROV umbilical winch and control
MacArtney offers a wide range of sheave arrangements to aid cable routing.
Choosing MacArtney AHC ROV umbilical winches with
Flag sheaves are sometimes needed to ensure the ROV umbilical runs in a
damper and sheaves as integrated systems offers
straight line over the damper system or through 1 or more sheaves. MacArtney
maximum synergy. In automated mode, control systems
can advise on and supply the optimal sheave set up for cable routing.
can handle the complete launch and recovery process.
Cursor winches AHC winch
Moon pool handling system
Damper Damper system system
MERMAC Scientific Winches and Handling Systems MERMAC S electric driven scientific winches are robust and advanced all-steel winches ideal for use with side scan sonar systems, ROV systems, ROTV systems and oceanographic instrumentation systems.
MERMAC S winches combine robustness with controllability. They are supplied
The winches can be adapted to suit various cable diameters through the PLC
with variable speed, tension read-out and control via an integrated load cell. The
controller and encoder and are also available with interchangeable drums.
PLC on the winch controls the level wind, displays paid out length, speed and
Spare drums can be spooled with different cable sizes and swapped as needed
a range of other information and alarms. It can also interface to other control
for fast and easy application changes.
systems. • Certified to DNV’s Standard for Certification no. 2.22 - Lifting Appliances The electric driven level wind is equipped with safety features, including stop switches at each end of the level wind to protect the cable. Optional PC software offer computer control and fully automated profiling capabilities.
• Can be designed to 46 CFR 189.35 of Federal Requirements for Wet Weight Handling Gear • Prepared for a Focal electrical/electro-optical slip ring
Oceanographic research system
Oceanographic research system
MacArtney supplies comprehensive winch equipment systems for
• Oceanographic winch w. 5000 m combined fibre optic and electro-mechanical cable • Combined Fibre Optic Rotary Joint and Electrical Slip Ring • Top side control and data acquisition system • C TD system w. 24 position water sampler carousel and optical sensors • NEXUS fibre optic telemetry system • TRIAXUS ROTV w. CTD sensor package • Integration, termination and spooling of cable • FAT, installation, commissioning, SAT and training
complete Scientific Research Vessel Systems (SRVS). Combined with
Entire solution supplied by MacArtney
Scientific research vessel systems
our launch and recovery systems, sheaves and other equipment, they offer turnkey solutions for launching and retrieving scientific research
equipment safely and conveniently.
Control room equipment
Traction units can be a key element of research vessel systems. The units can be designed with several winch drum magazines that
5ooo m combined fibre optic and electro-mechanical cable
can be swapped to serve different research equipment deployments. The traction unit motor is a central unit that can provide power for
a number of winches in turn.
Triaxus ROTV Our SRVS equipment encompasses many types of winches for oceanographic use, including traction winches, trawling winches, deep tow winches, deep water coring winches, standard CTD winches, ultra clean CTD winches, hydrographic winches and ROV winches. Sheaves and overboard handling system
CTD Water sampler
Cormac Stainless Steel Winches MacArtney’s stainless steel winches are durable, low maintenance models widely used for oceanographic and side scan sonar operations. Cormac Micro and Mini Winches
variable speed motors and remote control units for convenient equipment
Micro Winches and Mini Winches are designed to handle small oceanographic
handling and are prepared for electrical/electro-optical slip rings. The range
instruments. They are available in a range of sizes and with safe working loads
is designed and constructed according to Machinery Directive 2006-42-EC.
of up to 1.5 kN. They have variable speed for complete control and can be
An optional electric driven, encoder controlled level wind and drum enable the
user to alter cable diameter on the winch and automatically display cable pay out and line speed details.
Cormac winch series
Larger than the Micro and Mini Winches, the Cormac standard range of electric
• Soft start function
oceanographic winches is designed to handle oceanographic instruments,
• Supplied with IP67 rated electrical slip ring
side scan sonar systems and small inspection ROVs. Cormac winches have
• Glass blasted AISI 304 stainless steel • CE marking option
Cormac Mini Winch
Cormac 1 with davit
Side Scan Sonar system • • • • • • • • •
Top side control and data acquisition system Cormac 2 winch Slip ring Cable sheave Steel armoured coax cable Installation of slip ring Termination and spooling of cable Digital Side Scan Sonar system Installation, commissioning, SAT and training
Entire solution supplied by MacArtney
Cable sheave Deck unit Cormac 2 Steel armoured coax cable
Side Scan Sonar
Special Engineering and Design MacArtney delivers a broad range of special winch systems and offers design and engineering support for custom projects. Our special integrated systems are used in military, seismic, civil engineering, nuclear and offshore projects.
Many of our projects involve close cooperation between our engineers and
the customer to identify technical needs and expectations. We offer expertise
MacArtney supplies a range of arctic winches specially designed for operation
in electrics, hydraulics, mechanics, materials, hydrodynamics, fibre optics,
under extreme weather conditions. Arctic winches can launch a wide range of
electronics and software; all fully supported by extensive test facilities.
applications, from CTD measurements directly from the edge of the ice crust to deep drilling for ice core samples.
MacArtney underwater winch systems enable flexible oceanographic measuring
Pipe and tunnel inspection traction winches
and monitoring. They can launch and retrieve an extensive range of underwater
MacArtney traction winches for pipe and tunnel inspection are designed for
oceanographic equipment at pre-programmed intervals and defined depths.
neutrally buoyant or soft cable. The special system ensures that all force is taken by the traction winch and not transferred to the cable on the drum. This prevents
These winches are fully programmable. Settings and data are accessed through
layers of cable on the drum being pulled through each other and becoming locked.
a web interface for real time information and control. The system has several integrated features to help ensure that the winch works optimally from the
Military specification winches
sea floor and the winch drum material has been specifically chosen to have an
MacArtney also has experience designing and constructing winches to military
extended lifespan under water.
specifications. We can design systems and supply winches that meet the requirements of most specifications, regulations and standards across the world.
Ice core drilling system. Image provided by Robert Mulvaney, British Antarctic Survey
Seabed mounted profiling system
Arctic CTD measurement
• Underwater winch w. LAN control • Pressure compensated electrical slip ring • Steel armoured cable • Installation of slip ring • Termination and spooling of cable • Profiling sensor package • Syntactic buoy • System design and system integration • FAT, commissioning and training Entire solution supplied by MacArtney
Syntactic buoy Sensor array 7 km pipeline inspection traction system
Steel armoured signal cable
Auxiliary Products and Services The MacArtney Group supplies a broad range of auxiliary products for our winch systems. These products have been selected to interact optimally with winch systems. Metering sheave systems
Other auxiliary products include
Our metering sheave systems are ideal for winches without an integrated cable and
• Dynamic cable and umbilical systems with terminations
speed counter. The microprocessor controlled cable status indicator has an LCD
• Subsea stress terminations
display that shows length of cable and line speed. It can be adapted to suit any winch
• Certified junction boxes
or sheave block installation and can be connected to a PC via RS232 or RS422
• Cabled and wireless remote control units
• Subsea 1 bar atmospheric or oil filled junction boxes
Manual driven winches
We also offer
Our range of products includes a variety of manual driven winches primarily
• Complete winch tests
used to store deck cable. The stainless steel frame construction has an
• Tension cable spooling
electro-polish finish and the drum is built from a plastic material for high
• System certification for most marine and offshore applications
resistance to corrosion and very low maintenance. The drum, which can hold
• Cable behaviour analysis
1500 m of ø6 mm (350 m of ø14 mm) cable, is also prepared for a Focal 180
• Full ocean depth pressure testing
electrical/electro-optical slip ring. The winch is also available in an even lighter
• DNV certified ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assurance
weight, corrosion resistant, high grade aluminium version. Both winches are available with electric drive or hand crank options.
Metering sheave system
Aluminium hand winch
Tension cable spooling
AHC winch testing
Rotary Products MacArtney supplies a wide range of rotary products for all winch applications.
MacArtney supplies, installs and services rotary products from Focal
Rotary products and services include
(MOOG Component Group), supplier of rotary technology products and
• High voltage support
services. Focal standard or tailor made rotary joints are widely used in the
• Single or multi mode fibre pass units
offshore, oceanographic and seismic industries.
• Combined single and multi mode fibre pass units • Fluid rotary joints
Rotary products are often offered as integrated elements to winch systems.
• Pressure compensated rotary units
We can also offer spares and servicing.
• ATEX and IECEx certification • Strategic servicing locations at MacArtney facilities worldwide
Slip ring repair
Electrical and Optical Slip Ring 176/190
Slip ring installed on winch
Fibre optic rotary joint 291
Qualified slip ring service
Electrical slip ring 180
Combined electrical and fibre optic rotary unit 176/242
Fibre optic rotary joint 190
Commissioning, Training, Spares and Service Commissioning
24 hour service
MacArtney can perform commissioning and final tests, including FAT
All our products and services are supported by our 24 hour worldwide service,
(Factory Acceptance Test) and SAT (Sea Acceptance Test). We can also
which is coordinated from our headquarters in Esbjerg, Denmark, and from
assist with installation to help ensure that systems are connected and
other strategic locations around the world for global service coverage.
tested according to specifications. Training
Our winch engineers also provide winch operation personnel with training in basic repairs and general issues, including instruction in mounting spare parts and using the trouble
shooting section of manuals. We also offer more extensive training sessions for operators and supervisors.
We offer various recommended spares packages, minimum spares packages, extended spares packages or customer specified
spares packages. Electronic components, mechanical components and hydraulic components are packed individually and well marked
to make them easily identifiable when needed.
Worldwide MacArtney locations coordinate global service
On site and class room training
Electronic spares are packed to be weather resistant
Service and assistance
Commissioning and testing
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Published on Dec 12, 2011
MacArtney winch systems are some of the most advanced solutions available and have been trusted by customers worldwide for decades. Our cons...