Okeanus Science & Technology (Okeanus) has delivered the Okeanus model ECO 2000 all-electric winch to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
The ECO 2000 winch is designed for a wide variety of oceanographic applications such as water sample profiling, CTD, towing, bottom grab sampling or other similar operations.
The winch assembly delivered to MBARI provides a bare drum safe working load of 340 Kg at a bare drum line speed of 0.50 m/s. The winch drum is capable of holding 457 meters of 10 mm outside diameter cable. Overall dimensions are 1.32 meters width, 1.34 meters length and 1.1 meters height. The winch is driven with a 3 HP electric motor.
“We are pleased to provide MBARI with our all-electric ECO 2000 system to enhance their wide variety of oceanographic missions and to meet the resulting demands of operations aboard vessels of opportunity,” said Ted Brockett, managing director of Products and Engineering at Okeanus. “We value MBARI as a long-standing customer and are confident the ECO 2000 winch system will provide reliable, continuous service to fulfill their project goals.”