Marine Electric Mooring Capstan

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The Marine Electric Mooring Capstan is a specially designed capstan powered by an electric motor, intended for efficient mooring operations. Its primary function is to wind or unwind ropes, cables, or chains that are utilized to secure vessels to docks, buoys, or other mooring points. This electric capstan is widely utilized across various marine applications, including mooring, berthing, towing, and anchor handling. While commonly found on large ships and vessels, it is also well-suited for smaller boats and other structures that require the movement or securement of heavy loads. Operators must strictly adhere to proper safety procedures during the operation of an electric mooring capstan, as the loads involved can be significant and pose potential hazards if not properly secured.

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Regular maintenance and adherence to inspection protocols are vital for ensuring the safe and reliable operation of the electric mooring capstan. Routine checks and proactive measures must be taken to identify and address any potential issues promptly. By implementing a diligent maintenance schedule, operators can detect and rectify abnormalities, thereby optimizing the capstan’s performance. Additionally, strict adherence to safety procedures, such as proper load securing and handling techniques, is of utmost importance. This mitigates the risk of accidents and injuries while enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of mooring operations. With a strong focus on safety and regular maintenance, the Marine Electric Mooring Capstan serves as a dependable and secure solution for mooring requirements in a variety of marine settings.

Ensuring Safe Installation of Electric Mooring Capstan

During the installation of the Marine Electric Mooring Capstan, it is crucial to ensure proper installation procedures are followed to guarantee optimal functionality. Additionally, certain steps should be taken to demonstrate its operational capabilities and ensure safety:

  • Cold Insulation Resistance Measurement: Before utilizing the electric capstan on a ship or onshore, it is important to measure the cold insulation resistance of both the motor and control box. This test helps identify any potential insulation issues and ensures electrical safety.
  • Automatic Control Braking Device: The electric mooring capstan should be equipped with an automatic control braking device. This device plays a critical role in safety by automatically engaging the brake function when the capstan loses power. It is essential that the braking device can withstand a load of 1.5 times the hawser load to ensure secure mooring operations.

By following proper installation procedures, conducting insulation resistance measurements, and ensuring the presence of an automatic control braking device, the Marine Electric Mooring Capstan can be safely and effectively utilized for mooring operations on ships or shores. These measures help enhance operational safety and reliability.

Key Features Of The Marine Electric Mooring Capstan

  • Capacity determined by nominal rope pull and related rope speed.
  • Warping head driven by a powerful electric motor.
  • Torque transmission gear located within the warping head for efficient power transfer.
  • Motor of marine capstan typically rated as IP56 for special working conditions.
  • Planetary gear box commonly applied to capstans for optimized performance.

Marine Electric Mooring Capstan Parameter

Warping Load/KnWarping Speed(m/min)Wire Diameter/mmMotor Power/Kw



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Zava Marine Corporation is a leading supplier of marine parts and components. With a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction, we specialize in providing a comprehensive range of high-quality marine equipment and accessories. Our products include deck equipment, ship accessories, and various other essential components needed for smooth maritime operations.

With a global presence, we serve a diverse customer base, including shipbuilders, shipowners, offshore operators, and marine equipment distributors. We are committed to providing exceptional service and tailored solutions to meet our customers’ unique needs.


Zava Marine offers a comprehensive range of certifications for marine parts in accordance with international standards and regulations. These certifications include those provided by renowned marine classification societies such as Lloyd’s Register (LR), Bureau Veritas (BV), China Classification Society (CCS), Registro Italiano Navale (RINA), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK), and Det Norske Veritas – Germanischer Lloyd (DNV-GL). By collaborating with these esteemed societies, Zava Marine ensures that our certified marine parts meet the highest standards of safety, quality, and performance, instilling confidence in our reliability and compliance within the maritime industry.

The warranty provided by Zava Marine covers defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase. During this warranty period, if any marine parts purchased from Zava Marine exhibit issues or failures resulting from manufacturing defects or faulty materials, Zava Marine will take responsibility for repair or replacement of the affected parts. 

Zava Marine has recently opened new molds for European and North American clients, utilizing materials such as metal, ABS, PVC, and more. These successful mold opening projects allow us to provide customized marine parts and components that meet the specific requirements of our clients in these regions.

Typically, Zava Marine can ship samples within 7 days once the product drawing has been mutually confirmed by both parties. This efficient process ensures that customers can receive samples promptly, allowing them to assess the quality and suitability of the products.

Zava Marine frequently utilizes a wide range of materials in our projects. These materials include aluminum, stainless steel, carbon steel, copper, plastics, titanium, and PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone). Each material offers unique properties and characteristics suitable for various marine applications. 

Yes, we provide customization services for marine parts. We understand that every project and application may have unique requirements, and we are committed to delivering tailored solutions. By collaborating closely with our clients, we can adapt our products to specific specifications, ensuring optimal fit, performance, and compatibility. Whether it’s modifying existing designs or creating entirely new parts, our customization services cater to the diverse needs of the maritime industry.

Absolutely! We offer product design and development services to support our clients’ needs. Our experienced team of engineers and designers can collaborate with clients from concept development to final product realization. By leveraging our expertise in marine engineering and design, we can provide valuable insights and innovative solutions. Whether it’s optimizing existing designs or creating entirely new products, we are equipped to assist clients in bringing their ideas to life efficiently and effectively.

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