Deck Machinery & Cargo Handling Equipment
Appleton Marine, Inc. Circle 8 8 on Reader Service Card Appleton supplies marine deck machinery: cranes, single point davits, mooring winches, anchor windlasses and capstans. In addition to the vertical shaft anchor windlasses (3.6-inch chain) and mooring and warping capstans for the entire AOE-6 vessel program, Appleton Marine is supplying the complete package of underway replenishment equipment for the AOE-IO program. Dual constant tension, single point RHIB handling davits with manual launch capability, cross deck winches, anchor windlasses and capstans are being provided for the U.S. Coast Guard WLB buoy tender. A buoy handling crane for the WLM coastal buoy tender is also on order. A complete deck machinery package stores cranes, constant tension mooring winches, and combination mooring winch/anchor windlasses is being designed and manufactured for the Military Sealift Command Sealift Conversion program at Newport News Shipbuilding; stores cranes are also being provided for the Sealift Conversion program at NASSCO.
Clarke Chapman Circle 8 9 on Reader Service Card Clarke Chapman Marine's product range includes special purpose winches such as sonar array and balloon winches; replenishment-atsea systems; and deck cranes for buoy handling and helicopter recovery, where special wave compensation features are required for operation in high sea states. Clarke Chapman's equipment has been installed on British and foreign naval vessels including fleet tankers, supply vessels, frigates, destroyers and aircraft carriers, as well as many commercial ships, including lighthouse tender vessels and Antarctic research vessels. Cross Equipment Circle 9 0 on Reader Service Card Cross Equipment, Ltd. of Houma, La., serves the equipment needs of the oil and gas industry. Cross has one of the largest inventories of new surplus, and used remanufactured marine deck machinery in the world — complete mooring systems, winches, windlasses, capstans and other types of deck machinery, as well as cranes, bulk tank systems and other marine equipment.
A sister company to SMATCO Industries, Cross utilizes SMATCO's engineering expertise along with its 51,000-sq.-ft. facility for repair and remanufacturing work. Cross' recent projects include delivering a four-point mooring system for Offshore Divers, a 35-ton telescoping crane and mooring system to Mexssub, Inc. and a SMATCO Model 62-DAD-170 side-by-side towing winch for an East Coast customer. Cross is renting two 500,000- lb. Lucker units with take-up reels, power units and six-ft.-diameter double sheave assembly to Hyundai Heavy Industries for the SBHT Project, which will consist of pulling a pipeline and river crossing ashore. Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics Circle 9 1 on Reader Service Card During 1993, a number of deck machinery hydraulic pump failures were experienced by Sea-Land Service Atlantic class vessels. Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics traced the cause of the problem to contaminated oil. Since these systems have large capacities for oil, significant savings to the shipowner were reportedly realized by accomplishing a series of system oil regeneration through the use of high-volume filters, installed and used during normal turnaround. Pump damage was remedied by removal and overhaul during the same turnaround. Total pump failure requiring renewal was stopped and the systems reportedly restored to reliable working condition without delays or changes to the sailing schedules.
The firm prides itself on professional, timely repairs and is especially experienced with older Western Gear and Hyde systems as well as more modern systems such as Brattvaag, Fukushima, Skagit and Denison. Other company services include assistance in the design of new systems or modification of existing systems. Del Gavio Marine Hydraulics offers service on a worldwide, around-the-clock basis and responds to emergency or routine repair calls from its facilities at Carlstadt, N.J. and Alameda, Calif. Elevating Boats Inc. (EBI) Circle 9 2 on Reader Service Card Elevating Boats, Inc. (EBI) has recently incorporated innovations into its cranes. One is an efficient anti-two blocking system actuated by cables, reportedly eliminating the need for hoses running the length of the boom. EBI has also developed a wear pad system for telescoping cranes using readily replaceable nyloil wear pads, for a very smooth operation using an EBI rack and pinion telescopic mechanism. EBI has recently built a new computerized warehouse and packing system to better service its customers. EBI's exclusive representative in the U.S. is Techcrane International.
Hawboldt Industries Circle 93 on Reader Service Card Hawboldt Industries, Inc., located in Chester, Nova Scotia, Canada, has been serving the marine markets since 1906. Hawboldt offers an extensive range of anchor windlasses, capstans and towing, fishing, mooring and oceanographic winches. Much of Hawboldt's equipment is custom designed to meet specific application requirements. The company is currently delivering the first of 12 shipsets (windlass, capstan and power unit) for the Canadian Navy's Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel Program. Hawboldt recently expanded its U.S. representative network to include Menge Marine and Fowler Resources of New Orleans, and Manufacturers Agency of Houston.
Intercon Circle 9 4 on Reader Service Card Intercon offers a full range of heavy deck machinery for the military and commercial markets. Current Navy backlog includes crane Photo courtesy of: Manitowoc Engineering fabrication for eight new Strategic Sealift Ships (T-AKRs). Included are 130-ft. (39.6 m) boom assemblies and slewing platform structures of the MacGregor-Hagglunds design. Ongoing Navy programs include main propulsion gear casings for DDG-51 class destroyers, and USN Deep Ocean Salvage Winch Systems. In commercial marine markets, Morania Oil Tanker of New York has ordered Intercon's Tug/ Barge Coupler System for two new 7,200-hp ATBs. This unique linkage technology reportedly provides unmatched safety and economic advantages to the tug/barge industry. Three additional coupler shipsets were added to the Maritrans fleet in 1993. Current winch deliveries include stern and bow winches for St. Philip Towing's 6,000-hp tug. Jeamar Winches Circle 95 on Reader Service Card Jeamar Winches has extended its line of capstan winches to eight models ranging in size from 2,000 lb. line pull up to 20,000 lb. line pull