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Medium Tow Winch (MTW)

Model MTW-5042L-30

OTW, Oceanographic Winch

The Sound Ocean Systems, Inc. Series MTW-5000 Medium Tow Winches are designed for medium towed body deployment and similar marine operations. These winches have a formed plate design and compact shape. Similarly, they contain cable guide sheaves in their levelwind assemblies that can be instrumented for measurement of cable parameters such as line tension and scope. OTWs are portable and easy to install on your vessel, or vessels of opportunity. Their high quality, rugged steel construction and epoxy finish provide long life even in the harshest marine environments. Their simple, low-maintenance design and proven components insure dependable operation.

The Series MTW-5000 Medium Tow Winches can be acquired in a variety of drum widths with standard and optional features as listed below. Options include a remote control, slip ring assembly, cable speed, scope and load display, remote hydraulic power unit, manual brake, cable data sensor display and the option to have the cable spooled and terminated to match your instruments.

Features and Options

Standard Features
Integral Electro-Hydraulic Drive
Electro-Active Levelwind
Fail-safe Hydraulic Brake
Manual Control Valve
Stainless Piping & Fittings
Remote Control
Slip Ring Assembly
Cable Speed, Scope & Load Display
Remote Hydraulic Power Unit
Manual Brake
Cable Data Sensor & Display


Technical Specifications
Drum capacity 9,840 ft. (.45" cable) Drum:  
Line pull 5,000 lb. (at bare drum) . • Drum diam. 20 in.
Line speed 120 fpm (at bare drum)   • Flange diam. 38 in.
Depth 72 in.   • Drum width 42 in.
Width 96 in. Weight (winch) 3,300 lb.
Height 52 in. Electrical (HPU) 30 hp, 460 VAC, 60 Hz, 3 Phase


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