The ECO 500 Winch is designed to support a wide range of instrumentation and sampling applications in estuaries, coastal oceans, and large lakes and reservoirs including CTD and water sample profiling, bottom grab sampling, plankton net towing, etc., using small diameter wire rope or electro-mechanical cables, up to 500lbs safe working load.
Its compact and efficient design enables more sophisticated research operations to be performed on small vessels. The ECO winch series provides excellent speed control and real time cable awareness, allowing precise control of underwater sampling equipment and safe deck operations.
The ECO 500 comes standard with an infinitely variable speed control and 100% dynamic braking circuit, allowing precision control under all operational circumstances and zero down time. Optional features further expand the capability of the ECO winch family. A diamond screw levelwind with hand operated clutch allows precision cable winding while giving the operator the ability to adjust levelwind position. A line speed, payout, or tension display gives the operator complete understanding of parameters during operations, while the slipring option allows for real time data observation. The ECO 500 provides a flexible platform that allows multiple motor options, depending on line pull and speed requirements.