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Electric Anchor Capstan

Electric Anchor Capstan

Electric Anchor Capstan


An Electric Anchor Capstan is a type of machinery used in marine and offshore operations to raise or lower the anchor of a vessel. The capstan is an electrically powered winch that rotates a drum around which an anchor chain or rope is wrapped. Electric Anchor Capstans are commonly used in a variety of marine and offshore applications, such as cargo ships, tankers, offshore drilling rigs, and workboats. They are an important piece of equipment for safe and efficient anchoring operations, and they can help to ensure the stability and safety of the vessel in a wide range of operating conditions. The electric anchor capstan can be delivered with a one, two or three speed electric motor. Electric anchor capstans are equipped with a manual or hydraulic brake with the brake fitted to the gearbox.

Advantages and Features

1. Compact structure, high strength;

2. Excellent performance, exquisite appearance;

3. Reliable service, high security;

4. Corrosion resistance, long lifespan;

5. Easy installation, easy maintenance;

6. With gypsy wheel;

7. Manual or hydraulic brake and clutch;

8. Vertical or horizontal;

9. Can be customized according to your requirements;

10. Approved by BV, LR, RINA...

Electric Anchor Capstan Structure

We not only provide customers with high-quality products, but also provide complete system solutions and added services for specific customers. Therefore, There are  high competitiveness.

Configuration options

Part Name



Capstan Head


Medium carbon cast steel has certain toughness and plasticity, high strength and hardness, good machinability, acceptable weldability, and poor casting performance than low carbon steel. Casting defects cannot be avoided.

ZG270-500 Precision Casting

High cost and no defects


Very high strength, excellent toughness and plasticity, low cost.


The high strength of welding capstan head.

316 L Stainless Steel

Cold-rolled products have an excellent gloss and beautiful appearance; good processing performance; excellent welding performance; excellent pitting corrosion resistance, incredibly high-temperature strength, and excellent intergranular corrosion resistance.

Gypsy Stripper


It has good comprehensive mechanical properties, good weldability, cold and hot workability and corrosion resistance, and has good low temperature toughness (high strength, good welding performance).

Gear Reducer

Domestic second-tier brands

Poor quality and short service life.

Domestic first-line brand

Cost-effective and long service life.

*Homemade (recommended)

Good quality, cost-effective

Electric Motor Type


Good quality, cost-effective, long service life. Self-contained brake, high safety.

Other brands

High power consumption, relatively poor quality.


Good quality, high cost, long delivery time.

Due to the fierce market competition, the phenomenon of low quality of other capstan suppliers is frequent. What is the difference between us and other low-quality suppliers?

The specific differences are as follows:

Part name

Other low quality suppliers


Our factory


Capstan head


Casting defects cannot be avoided


High welding strength and slow wear.


Very high strength, excellent toughness and plasticity, low cost.

Stainless steel

Cold-rolled products have excellent gloss and beautiful appearance; excellent processing performance; excellent welding performance, corrosion resistance; slow wear and high cost performance.

Gypsy Stripper

Cast iron

Cast iron has good casting performance, but when the carbon content of cast iron is relatively high, its performance is relatively brittle, and its tensile performance is relatively poor; it is easy to corrode and wear quickly, which is not conducive to load.


The Q345D steel plate is preheated before welding to prevent the occurrence of cold cracks. And Q345D has good cold and hot working properties and corrosion resistance, and has good low temperature toughness. Conducive to load, slow wear.

Gear reducer

Domestic second-tier brands

Poor quality and short service life.

Homemade or domestic first-line brands

Good quality and cost-effective.

Electric Motor Type

Other brands

High power consumption, relatively poor quality.


Cost-effective, good quality. Self-contained brake, high safety.

Drawing of Electric Anchor Capstan

Anchor Capstan

Main Technical Parameter
Chain Dia
Wire Dia.(mm) Motor
Φ11/14 5.9/7.4 ≥12 5 ≥10 Φ11 3/1.2
Φ16/17.5 10.9/13.0 ≥12 8 ≥10 Φ13 4.3/1.7
Φ19/22 15.3/20.6 ≥12 10 ≥10 Φ13 6/2.5
Φ24/26 24.5/28.7 ≥9 20 ≥8.5 Φ15 7.5/7.5/5
Φ28/30 33.3/38.3 ≥9 30 ≥8.5 Φ17.5 16/16/11
Φ32/34/36 43.5/49.1/55.1 ≥9 30 ≥8.5 Φ17.5 16/16/11
Φ38/40/42 61.4/68.0/75.0 ≥9 50 ≥8.5 Φ20.5 22/22/16
Φ44/46/48 82.3/89.9/97.9 ≥9 50 ≥8 Φ26 30/30/22
Φ50/52/54 106.3/114.9/123.9 ≥9 60 ≥8 Φ26 30/30/22
Φ56/58/60 133.3/143/153 ≥9 60 ≥8 Φ26 45/45/30
Above specifications only for reference, we can supply various capstan according to your requirements.

Finished Image of Electric Anchor Capstan

Capstan precautions

1. First of all, the reasonable method in the dragging process is to fix the traction point, fix the body, and skillfully use tools such as tree-hugging belts and ground spears to ensure the reliability of the clutch switch.

2. Ensure that the towing vehicle and the towed vehicle are in a straight line. The angled traction will firstly offset the traction force, and secondly, the steel cable of the winch will be wrapped around one end. If the angle cannot be adjusted, the directional pulley can be used.

3. When pulling objects, if you need to loosen the steel cable, you should use the loosening button with caution, which will easily cause the steel cable to be knotted and entangled on the reel. You can use the clutch to stretch the cable as straight as possible.

4. When dragging heavy objects or vehicles that are difficult to drag, a pulley block can be used to form a loop to increase the traction.

5. A spare battery is also required. The winch can quickly run out of battery power. Double batteries are necessary, and the second battery can be made larger.

6. Wear gloves when operating the winch cable, and place rubber pads and other items on the cable to prevent destructive rebound after the winch cable breaks.

7. When using the winch to pull heavy objects or vehicles, always pay attention to the battery voltage. If the battery voltage is too low, stop the operation immediately, and increase the battery voltage by increasing the engine speed to force the generator to charge. Because the power of the winch motor is rated, the lower the voltage, the greater the current that breaks down the battery and the control relay, and the forced use of low voltage is easy and faster to reduce the life of the battery and the relay in the control box. In the case of low voltage, the rope retraction speed will also be slower.

8. The winch should be rigidly connected to the most solid and reliable place of the car body to avoid separation from the car body or other dangers during towing.

9. If the time is tight and the neatness of the rope cannot be guaranteed, it is also necessary to release the rope fence when conditions permit and rewind the rope fence neatly on the reel. Avoid long and messy winding of the rope fence.

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