The range of Lofrans wrapping capstans are designed for boats from 18 up to 150 feet. Capstans are normally installed on the stern of the boat for mooring operations and are used in recreational, fishing and commercial vessels.
They are normally installed on the vessel additionally to the anchor windlass, with the number of capstan units depending on the length and displacement of the vessel.
They are controlled by a pair of foot switches close to the capstan, so that the operator can have his/ her hands free for rope handling.
The construction is very similar to our vertical windlass range, by using the same mechanical components, giving strength and high performance by relying on Lofrans'-made worm screw gearbox.
The base is manufactured using chromed bronze, strong and long lasting, as are the drums, which have the proper surface to hold the rope and minimize wear.
Models T3000 and T4000 have base and drum in mirror polished AISI 3 16 L stainless steel and the main structure of the gearbox is of a strong single-block construction, same as our big vertical anchor windlasses for vessels of superior dimension.
Available to operate with 12V DC, 24V DC as well as AC or hydraulic motors for the larger size / higher power models, they are designed to meet a wide range of user requirements.