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Oceanographic Tow Winch (OTW)

Model OTW-11067L-120S

OTW, Oceanographic Winch

The Sound Ocean Systems, Inc., Series OTW-11000 Oceanographic Tow Winches are designed for large 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.

The OTWs are ruggedly designed for shipboard use and easy to install on your vessel, or vessels of opportunity. Their quality steel construction and epoxy finish provides long life even in the harshest marine environments. OTW's simple, low-maintenance design and proven components insure dependable operation.

The Series OTW Oceanographic 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, dual hydraulic power units, LeBus grooved drum covers, constant tension, manual brake, cable data sensor display and the option to have the cable spooled and terminated to match your instruments.


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Features and Options

Standard Features
Separate Electro-Hydraulic Power Unit
Electro-Active Levelwind
Fail-safe Hydraulic Brake
Manual Control Valve
Stainless Piping & Fittings
Forklift Channels in Frame
Lifting Eyes
Proportional Remote Control
Slip Ring Assembly
Cable Speed, Scope & Load Display
Dual Hydraulic Power Packs
LeBus Grooved Drum Covers
Constant Tension


Technical Specifications
Drum Capacity 16,900 ft. (0.693" cable) Drum:  
Line Pull 11,000 lb. (full drum) . • Drum diam. 30 in.
Line Speed 262 fpm (full drum)   • Flange dia. 54 in.
Length 102 in.   • Drum width 67 in.
Width 90.5 in. Weight (Winch) 8,000 lb.
Height 62.5 in. Electrical (HPU) 120 hp, 230/460 VAC, 60 Hz, 3 Phase


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