Anchor Winch Systems

A typical Anchor Monitoring System (AMS) provides PLC screens in the anchor winch houses, displaying chain tension, payout rate and length from opposite or diagonal winches.


Anchor Monitoring System

Customised sensors include encoders (RPM, Payout) and load cells (chain tension). An enhanced PC option can be located in the main control room. Each PLC display is networked to the PC where data can be archived, reviewed and analysed. Internet access can be gained. EFC's AMS can accept additional parameters, wind speed and direction are particularly important. 

Other data can be added to AMS:

  • Wind Speed
  • Vessel Heave 
  • Sea Current
  • Meteorology
  • Vessel Roll
  • Vessel Pitch
  • Wind Direction

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