The Maxwell VWC 1500 vertical windlass and chainpipe is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain only anchor rodes, with an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.
This design ensures functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes. Constructed from heavy chrome over marine-grade bronze and a high-quality finish on above-deck components.
The VWC Series kit includes:
Windlass with motor
2 Black covered footswitches
Up/Down panel switch and a handle
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Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation
Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches
Chain pipe and stripper are aligned for a virtually jam-free operation
Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring
Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement
Chainwheel locking pawl
Anodized aluminum gearbox and spacer
680 kg (1500 lbs)
Chain Size (Short link)
6-10 mm (1/4" - 3/8")
18 m/min (60 ft/min)
Power Supply (DC)
12 or 24 V
138 bar / 2000 psi
20 l/min (5.3 gal/min)
80 mm (3-1/8")
195 mm (7-11/16")
56 mm (2-7/32")
252 mm (9-5/16")
272 mm (10-23/32")
224 mm (8-27/32")
G (Standard Deck Clearance)
100 mm (4")
H (Working Height of Drum)
44 mm (1-3/4")
165 mm (6-1/2")
Easy to install and works great. Delivery time was very quick.