Why Lofrans

Designing and producing anchor windlasses for more than 50 years

Designing and producing anchor windlasses for more than 50 years has made us gain a lot of experience about our products. This knowledge and experience has been evolving constantly year after year. We fully understood that to give real quality to our product, we would need to take care of all the details as they would make the final difference in a product that is considered a market leader.

Lofrans' Windlasses Components

In Lofrans we look at the quality in two directions:
• The quality that comes from the perception of the product by the end user, which has pushed us to design and build an attractive product.
• The quality in terms of engineering reliability and performance, which lead us to conceive and create a product able to withstand the extreme marine conditions and yet would be simple to install, operate and maintain.

Always at the cutting edge of technique in electro-mechanics, Lofrans was often a pioneer and created solutions which have now become standard. We were the first to introduce to the market products and solutions, such as the AUTOMATIC FREE FALL, the CONTROL BOX, and last but not least, the PROJECT versions of our X range, a last generation “PLUG&PLAY” anchor windlass, with a built-in solenoid motor and rich of other innovations, which have succeeded in merging technology and function to give the end user the maximum reliability and safety.

Using this configuration, the installation of the product was made faster, easier and the reliability of the chain-counter system greatly improved. This motor was initially installed on our Project 1000, which received the DAME award, and was then subsequently installed on models Project 1500 and Project 2000.

Our anchor windlass for vessels over 60 feet have a transmission made by planetary-worm screw gears, which is very compact in size but at the same time is able to reach high ratio, necessary for vessels of these dimensions.
All Lofrans’ products are engineered, designed and built focusing on the marine environment. Our know-how, which comes from our huge 50 years experience, is placed at the customers’ disposal.
We are able to propose and supply custom designed-and-built products which meet each customer’s individual requirements.
The quality of our products is also certified by their own long lasting reliable performance.