Petchem delivery with JonRie Marine Winches

by Hans | May 20th, 2016

Petchem, Inc. has taken delivery of its new Farrell & Norton 80’ 5000HP ASD from Gulf Coast Steel Boat Builder’s in Bayou La Batre, AL. The Tug features JonRie Marine Winches new Container Master Series of Winches. The winch was designed with increased braking capability and rope capacity to deal with larger container ships calling on East Coast Ports. The Container Master Series is a Heavy Duty design to deal with increased loading due to increased sail area of today’s container ships. 

The winch system features JonRie’s New Gen-X Controls with its new Hall Effect foot pedal & joystick operation to provide proportional control of the line haul and line out modes of the winch. The controls also feature JonRie’s State of the Art message screen to allow the engineers to know the parameters of the winch and if a malfunction occurs the screen will note the cause. The system also features bypass control to negate the SCRs when running and just monitor the winch load across the line of the buss to help reduce heat. The Controls also features JonRie’s new Auto Abort system to allow the operator a one move abort the hawser.

JonRie’s standard featured systems are also included on the new tug with a Tension Readout system with a red back light with dimming controls for better night vision for the Master and still displaying the load on the tug and winch. Petchem’s new equipment prepares East Coast Ports for the increased tonnage coming through the canal in the near future. Visit with us at ITS 2016 Boston

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