The Acrobat™

Winches/Reels

Winches & Reels

Depending on budget constraints and the type of towing activity, the use of a Reel with sliprings or a winch may be needed.

The reel provides a good way to store and use the tow cable when power, boat size, and limited cable length deployed make the use of a winch problematic.

Electric winches are justified when cable deployed exceeds 50m and payloads are large and heavy.

 Typical specifications for an electric winch used for Acrobat towing

Construction

All aluminum construction, vinyl etch primer and enamel top coat

Helical worm drive gearbox, self contained
Power in/power out design
Hand-held directional/on/off control
Hollow stub shaft to mount slip ring
8 conductor slip ring included
Access cover in drum barrel for cable installation

Models:

½ HP to 1.5 HP permanent magnet motor powered by 90/180
VDC (1.5 HP at 180 VDC only) with variable-speed drive
controller powered by 110/220 VAC

Options:

  • Larger drum capacity
  • Integration of cable on winch
  • Manual or powered level wind for cable

Performance

With 0.5 hp DC motor using 110 or 220VAC single phase supply

Unit weight: approximately 130 lb. without cable

Bare drum: 139 lb @ 93 ft/min
Mid drum: 104 lb @ 125 ft/min
Full drum: 80 lb @ 163 ft/min

Same as above with 0.75 hp motor, as follows:

Unit weight: approximately 135 lb. without cable

Bare drum: 208 lb @ 93 ft/min
Mid drum: 156 lb @ 125 ft/min
Full drum: 120 lb @ 163 ft/min

Same as above with 1.0 hp motor, as follows:

Unit weight: approximately 140 lb. without cable

Bare drum: 282 lb @ 93 ft/min
Mid drum: 211 lb @ 125 ft/min
Full drum: 162 lb @ 163 ft/min

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