Seaway Powell Marine, experts in bespoke deck equipment, custom engineering solutions and electro-mechanical actuation, generated a huge amount of interest in their PT USA V Series Actuator and the Hypac Automatic Windlass at the Seawork International 2014.
The PT USA V Series Actuator is a rugged, flexible, low-maintenance actuator platform for linear motion control and is now being built at the Seaway Powell manufacturing facility in Shaftesbury, Dorset. The V Series Actuators can be either retrofitted or installed as part of a new mechanical system. When combined with modern servomotors and controls, electro-mechanical actuation provides nearly infinite programmability, reduced set-up times and improved control of speed, acceleration, deceleration, force and position.
The new automatic windlass was also showcased at Seawork International 2014. Originally designed and manufactured by sister company, Australia-based Hypac, the Automatic Windlass forms part of a range of lightweight deck gear, and features an automatic brake for remote operation from the wheel house or pendant control, leaving the foredeck completely clear for loading systems and cargo. Designed for under-deck installation, the windlass provides fast haul in to raise the anchor quickly and efficiently, and a creep speed for anchor stowage to protect the vessels’ hull from damage.