As the DROMEC Winches team, we take care of on-site commissioning. Our experts are the ultimate support for our customers. With their technical expertise in special winches, we can provide valuable insights in complex situations. Whether there’s a breakdown on land, at sea, or high in the sky, we’re ready to respond. And yes, we may make mistakes from time to time, but we don’t shy away from fixing them! That’s the essence of DROMEC Service worldwide!”
Coreworks is a company specialized in building stages and scaffolding based on steel frames. These are temporary structures for various events. Using a pulling winch system, large tent fabrics or sails can be pulled over the frames. In the past, this was done with a lot of manual labor, but now with the help of an efficient winch system.
Winch system with foot pedal
The winch is attached to a construction vehicle, such as a forklift or telehandler, for Coreworks. One person can operate the winch using foot pedals, allowing their hands to be free to finely and evenly pull or release the rope. The system is very simple to use. The operator wraps the rope around the drum, and on the other end, it is attached to the sail. Through the friction between the rope and the drum and by accelerating with the foot pedal, the person can pull a load of up to 600 kg with just 20 kg of force.
The pulling force of the winch for Coreworks goes up to 1 ton. Since the system is mounted on a construction vehicle, it is highly flexible to use. Despite the immense pulling force, the system can be connected to a regular 230V plug or construction power outlet.
DROMEC Winches has built a good relationship with Coreworks over the past years. With this versatile system, they work together with the customer so that they can reuse this system for every event. It truly is a multifunctional tool that saves a lot of manpower. By using this winch system, Coreworks can efficiently and safely assemble events with less effort and manpower.
FLEET CLEANER Delft specializes in cleaning seafaring vessels in ports such as Rotterdam, focusing on efficiency during the loading and unloading processes. DROMEC Winches has supplied a winch system for the work vessel Thunderbird 4 of FLEET CLEANER, enabling environmentally friendly cleaning of ship hulls.
Onboard FLEET CLEANER’s work vessel, a crane with a remote-operated robot, known as the ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle), is positioned. This robot is controlled remotely and connected via an umbilical cable to the system provided by DROMEC. Within this umbilical bundle, hydraulic, electrical, and data cables are integrated, along with a wastewater hose, allowing for eco-friendly water discharge. The winch is suitable for ATEX environments, enabling FLEET CLEANER to clean oil and chemical tankers as well.
DROMEC Winches’ winch system can spool up to 180 meters of umbilical cable. The fully electrically powered system boasts a pulling capacity of 2.5 tons and a holding force of 4.5 tons. The cable can be reeled in at a speed of 30 meters per minute. DROMEC Winches has specially developed a mechanical coupling on the cable guide, which is detachable, allowing FLEET CLEANER to manually adjust the cable. This feature proves particularly useful for the umbilical cable, which may not always maintain a consistent shape.
Jan Willem, engineer, explains,
“While this winch system has the size of a container, it is very straightforward to operate with just two buttons on the control panel for speed and winding. All components are ATEX-certified, except for the control unit located below deck. An interesting development is that DROMEC Winches now also develops winches with full ATEX certification, including control units. DROMEC has already developed a wide range of umbilical winch systems, providing us with a diverse selection of models.”
Team DROMEC thanks you for the good cooperation!
With the wind in our sails we are heading towards a sunny summer holiday…
Due to the summer holidays, we have a low occupancy in weeks 31 & 32 (July 31st to August 13th), but we remain available.
If the regular number is not answered, you can reach us on the error number: +31317-681156
We wish you a relaxing period! Follow us in September for new developments.
“DROMEC responds promptly and actively engages in problem-solving when presented with a question, leveraging their knowledge and extensive experience.
Moreover, they adopt a flexible and customer-oriented approach when translating ideas into a high-quality product, harnessing the power of simplicity. As a customer, you have ample freedom to incorporate your ideas into the design.
One of the remarkable aspects of Dromec is that they have everything in-house, including the entire control system. In addition to precise design, they also strictly adhere to the agreed-upon delivery date, followed by a comprehensive Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) in the presence of Allseas.
Lastly, they provide highly detailed documentation, allowing us as customer to look back on this process with satisfaction.”
DAMEN Shipyards Gorinchem focuses on design and construction of ships and pontoons in various sectors. DROMEC has developed a special spud pole drive system for a large crane pontoon (L x W = 76 x 32 metres), so that the pontoon remains on location in various weather conditions.
Using four systems, each on every corner of the pontoon, the spuds are driven into the seabed with a force of 85-160 metric tons. This means that the crane pontoon is anchored to the bottom and can carry out lifting and maintenance work. The 2 spud poles with a length af 30 meters each, are interchangeable in the systems, so that the pontoon can be anchored in each desired position. The spud poles of approximately 85.000 kg each are lifted into the system using the onboard 625 mT crane.
For this project DROMEC used electric rack & pinion drives. The system is equipped with a floating mode that allows the pontoon to move along with the waves.
Jan-Willem (system engineer):
‘The system is special because of the high forces that occur. By driving the poles into the ground with 160 tons, the pontoon is stable in all weather conditions. Because the customer can exchange the spud poles, he can work very efficiently.’
The entire system is powered, controlled and monitored from a central control below deck. Each spud can be operated separately via a local control unit near each spudpole station on deck. The crane operator receives all crucial values and alarms in the cabin, so that the system can be used safely during “in” and “outfeed” of the poles. DROMEC has equipped the system with absolute encoders in the drive line. This makes it possible to measure and monitor the exact pole length and position. In addition, all important data such as forces, speeds, positions etc. are constantly monitored and logged. Reading and online support can be realized remotely from the Netherlands and that is unique!
DEME Offshore is a world leader in the construction of offshore wind farms. The company is responsible for, among other things, the pull-in operation in which the wind turbine is provided with the power cable. DROMEC has developed a specially designed and user-friendly pull-in system for this purpose.
With the help of the pull-in system, the cables for power and data are pulled from the ship into the wind turbine. It is a complex tool that DROMEC has developed specifically for this purpose. Specific versions have also been designed for various continental areas. For example, in the waters of the United Kingdom, additional safety standards such as Loler and Puwer are required.
Before the wind turbine is installed on the platform, the pull-in operation takes place. The cables are pulled from the ship into the platform over the seabed. The system has a constant tension function, which keeps the cable under a preset tension at all times, even when unexpected in- or decrease of cable force occurs. This prevents overload in the cable. This special tool has a nominal pulling force of 10 tons. The force is generated by the friction between the rope and the special warping head of the capstan. By the number of turns in combination with the back tensioner, the pulling force is guaranteed up to a holding force of 12 tons.
Pieter, engineer: ‘We designed this compact pull-in system specifically for this kind of operations, and the demand from various customers has since increased enormously. It is a user-friendly tool that can be installed on any platform for any pull-in operation. The combination of low weight and high pulling force in the system, using sophisticated control software, makes it a real time-saver for the customer. The system can be used both standing and hanging.’
Automatic back tension
The system works automatically. The back tensioner, which via the control works together with the special treated warping head, ensures that there is always sufficient-pretension between the back tensioner and the capstan. In this way the pulling force is guaranteed without need of a person holding the slack part. The system is electrically driven and is very compact, with a low weight of 475 kg. Once the operation is complete, the system is moved to the next wind turbine platform.
DROMEC winches is a leader in the field of winches. With a strong team of engineers, DROMEC winches develops various customerspecific projects per week. A committed family business that can realize a system from application to end product in a short period of time. In this context, DROMEC winches works together with highquality partners.
In the field of hydraulic, compact winches, Dinamic Oil is a reliable supplier. DROMEC winches has a large stock, so that we can help the customer quickly and accurately in case of malfunction and damage. This small functional ‘liftingmate’ is also often used in newbuild projects.
The Dinamic Oil winch is used in various sectors as Inland shipping as a car crane winch, but also on trucks and compact cranes. The jib equipped with a winch is widely used on telehandlers, maritime- and offshore cranes. But also for agricultural mechanization, forestry and tree nurseries, the winch is a popular. At DROMEC winches, the service technicians also think along with you about the necessary accessories such as safety hooks, lifting blocks or cable that has been spooled under the right pres-tension.
Constant Tension; that’s the power of this windingmachine. This system was recently commissioning at EFG Equipment. DROMEC winches builds this machine in series for on- and offshore.
With this system, a cable is rinse up and down under continuously adjustable load. In any sector where cables, ropes or umbilicals are winded with great precision, these machines are an efficient solution. Due to the precise and easy operation, the customer saves a lot of time and damage.
Bas Broekman of EFG Equipment: ‘We should have done this ten years earlier, which saved us a lot of time. We now change a wire from a drilling rig in 20 minutes instead of a few hours.’
Power and control
DROMEC winches builds the Constant Tension windingmachine from 1.5 to 250 tons. The pulling force increases from 500 kilos to 44 tons. This makes the system suitable for many segments.
Rigging, cranes, drilling and piling racks, winches and umbilicals are examples of markets and products that benefit from this machine. For accuracy, DROMEC winches builds the windingmachines with electric drive and control. In the context of sustainability, this is an advantage. For a specific application related to the machine, DROMEC winches engineers like to think along with the customer.
Unique to this machine is the control. DROMEC’s own developed software platform, customer-specific wishes for the winding machine are realized. DROMEC winches engineers can watch worldwide in the event of a malfunction. With this platform, the system is able to recover energy. The application of active heave linked to the Constant Tension machine is also a development in which DROMEC winches excels!
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Today new stock Dinamic Oil winches arrived at our warehouse.
Dromec can supply several hydraulic winch types directly from stock.
Looking for (Hydraulic) winch? just let us know!
Dromec and the Brazilian company Underwater Transmission start a collaboration!
Dromec further expands sales network to Brazil by starting a collaboration with company Underwater Transmission.
As Dromec we are very happy to report that Mr. Rodrigo Fonseca has become a member of the Dromec family. In his role as Application and Operations Manager, Rodrigo will be an extension for the Dromec organization in Brazil.
For all winch related issues, questions, RFQ’s, project etc. you can contact him on e-mail: email@example.com
We wish Rodrigo all the best and we look forward to a long-term cooperation.
During Christmas time we are limited by telephone in period of December 23th up to the 2nd of January.
Due to a company activity we are closed the 20th and 21st of October 2022.
Delivery or pickup of goods is not possible these days. We are also closed for rush orders.
For very urgent breakdowns you can call our service number: +31 317 68 11 56
In case you have any questions, please let us know.
Because of summer holiday, we are not fully staffed in weeks 31 & 32, but we remain available by phone.
Incase our regular telephone number is not answered, you can reach us on our servicenumber: +31(0) 0317-681156
This week we again supplied an EWA-650-KBV wire anchorwinch. Due to the onboard situation, the requirement was to position the winch directly near the living area, to realise extra free deck space.
Because of this a modification to the bandbrake handle was needed. Now the handle points horizontally forward instead of the standard vertical position.
Also a 35 x 7 non rotating cable is spooled on the drum with right pre-tension. This cable is equipped with an open spelter socket to make anchor assembly quite easy.
Are you looking for a standard anchor winch or are you looking for a special execution? Dromec provides a solution!
Recently Dromec supplied two hydraulic tugger winches of type HPV-12000 to company Herman SR. BV.
Herman SR. BV supplies workboats including crew for all kind of maritime projects. Both HPV-12000 (12 mT on layer 1) as the 15 mT variant, HPV-15000 are available from stock.
The winches are characterized by a solid and compact design and cable capacity of 104 mtr. In 5 layers. Winches are equipped with a disc braken and brake valve and plug and play to use.
As surface treatment, a 3-layer offshore coating RAL9005 is applied. Nice to see that also Dromec’s cable spooling machine type DPW-750 is in use!
Dromec wishes Herman SR. BV many safe and pleasant jobs.
In recent years, we supplied several winches to our customer Waternet Amsterdam. De winches on the photo’s where supplied in 2019 and are used as couple & mooring winches.
In that time, the customer required powerfull and safe winches with minimal impact on shipdesign and free deckspace.
Because outgoing cables run below deck and are completely covered, a safe working environment is created.
Recently we replaced new stainless steel drum covers.
Since 2008 Dromec is a well known name in the world of manriding & personnel lifting winches.
In most cases these winches are developed together with our client with a tailor made winch as end product.
Manrider winches can be found in several industries as Offshore Diving (Launch And Recovery Systems LARS), Offshore cranes, Rescue winches, winches for inspection and repair applications and boat Davit systems.
Do you need a manrider or personnel lifting winch? Electric or hydraulic driven? Including your own personalized controls and full color HMI? Complete stainless steel ?
In the field of spooling machines, Dromec already designed and built many different versions however, this EPW-750-400-KTPF was special again.
This so called “Electric Constant Tension System” can work in a forcerange between 7 and 17 mT and can handle a reelweight of 40 mT !
Via Dromec’s wired full color HMI, the operator has realtime information about adjusted and realtime speed and torque values on each specific cable layer.
This spooling machine will be applied on board of Deme’s Spartacus for rewinding the winches with new steel cables under the right pre-tension. Because of the special design, the cable can leave the machine at several locations so all ships winches can be reached while the machine itself can remain in 1 fixed location.
During a weekend trip in Rotterdam, I came across an old acquaintance of Dromec in the magazine “Inside Rotterdam” namely the UFO restaurant.
In this unique restaurant you can dine at a height of 42 meters and while the floor rotates slowly, you have a 360 degree view of the Rotterdam skyline. Dromec designed and built the top section of this tower.
The top section houses 4 Dromec hydraulic HPH-20000 winches, controls and the hydraulic power packs to raise and lower the restaurant in a safe and comfortable way .
This project shows Dromec’s strength, namely providing turnkey customer specific solutions.
This week we supplied again a Dinamic Oil winch type S20 equipped with cable pressure roller and 3-last winding detection.
The S20 has a capacity of 2mT on layer 4 and stores 76 mtr. Ø12mm cable. Hoisting speed of 49 mtr/min is possible.
Depending on winch type, we can supply several options as: electronic load limiter, encoder, endswitches etc.
Do you like to receive our winch cataloque? Just send us a message.
You can also visit our new website for detailed info about our Dinamic Oil winch programm.
This week, Dromec delivered 2 pcs so called Fall Arrestors.
Purpose of a Fall Arrestor is well known in the world of climbing and mountaineering, and in this case designed in ATEX for applications in the Oil&Gas industry.
If, due to any reason, a load comes down uncontrollably, the Fall Arrestor intervenes and will bring the load down in a save and preset speed.
Dromec designs and produced several Fall Arrestors based on customer spec’s and for several application.
Are you interested in these products? Please contact us!
Vader Piet, Aruba, 14 October 2021 – Kitepower’s mobile Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES), the Falcon 100kW engineered & build by DROMEC, is the very first AWES to be operated in the Caribbean.
The deployment of the innovative wind energy system has been part of “Caribbean Engineer 2021 (CAEN21)”, a military exercise carried out by the Dutch Defence near the area of Vader Piet on the island of Aruba.
The ongoing operation is the follow-up of a five year long collaboration between the Dutch Ministry of Defence and the Delft-based Airborne Wind Energy (AWE) start-up.
At this moment we are busy with the assembly of a special project, we will share more details later on.
For this system, Dromec designed a special cable pulley that is produced by our supplier Hillebrand Verspaning Middelburg. This pully has a diameter of ø1600 mm and is suitable for a ø 86 mm cable. Weight is 1200 kg!
Nice piece of metalworking!
For our customer Geo. Gleistein & Sohn GmbH, the well known producer of Dyneema fiber ropes as GeoYacht, GeoMarine, GeoProfessional & Geolift, Dromec developed and build a winchsystem on customer requirements.
Set contains 2 pcs. EPV-5000 tugger winches with central control that makes it possible to control each winch individualy and pre-tension each Dyneema fiber rope from 500 up to 5000 kg during production.
System is operated by wireless remote control that makes it possible to adjust the speed and CT values as required in the manufacturing process.
This project is a good example of a “Customer idea” translated by Dromec into a technical solution with focus on price.
In mobile applications is quite often 24Vdc available. For this, Dromec also supplies customer-specific winch solutions such as these EWH-700-VE winches.
With a capacity of 700 kg on first layer @ 5 mtr/min, these winches are used in mobile hoisting application during construction of houses. On these winches a 24Vdc IP55 brake motor is applied, that is powered over a DC controller by crane’s own batterypackage.
Winches are supplied including 20 mtr RunnerTwin Tec Dyneema fiber rope.
For an application in internal transportation, Dromec supplied 2 pcs of Dinamic Oil T27 so called recovery winches.
These winches are standard equipped with manual release lever to switch the winch drum in freewheel. Besides that these winches can be supplied with cable guide rollers, cable pressure roller and pneumatic freewheel switch.
Together with these winches, we supplied 2x 22 mtr ø 12mm DynaOne rope including 2 pcs safety hooks.
Contact us for more information about Dinamic Oil winches.
After a lot of positive reactions from inland shipping colleagues about Dromec’s Rotating Bollard, Mr. Reinhold Martin from GMS REIMA Binnenschifffahrt got also interested. In the meantime 2 of these special capstans are on it’s way to his ship.
Mr. Martin made a good choice we think! Dromec’s rotating bollard combines the characteristics of a capstan with a classic static bollard. The special compact design results in more free deck space and a static holding force of 15mT.
Besides that, this EPK-5000 saves also time because in most situations mooring can be done by 1 (one) person.
Do you like to know more? Contact us!
Beginning of june 2021, Dromec supplied a double ECA-4000-KB anchor winch to company Steenbergen Aqua Service / Shipfix. Last week, the old winch was replaced by the new one. This results in some nice photo’s. The compact design results in a lot of extra free space on deck. Again craftsmanship by the guys Steenbergen!
Kiterpower published a great testimonial about our tailor-made winches, winch systems, controls and power transmission. You can read the full article here: https://thekitepower.com/kitepower-and-dromec-building-the-new-generation-of-wind-energy-systems/
Dromec specializes in tailor-made winches, winch systems, renewables, controls, reel machines and power transmission. Dromec’s approach assures the highest reliability in power transmission applications and boasts dynamic and innovative manufacturing techniques when it comes to winch systems. Such features had made Dromec a key development partner of Kitepower since day one, when back in 2015, at the time of REACH, the Dutch company has joined the mission to develop Kitepower’s first commercial Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES).
The role of Dromec is to manufacture the ground station (GS) of the Kitepower AWES, an exclusive development path that so far has brought to life two versions of Kitepower’s combined smart generator and winch system. Within a Kitepower system, the ground station is the component that converts the mechanical energy of the kite into electrical power and is also used to reel the kite in and out by using the generator as a motor.
Kitepower is proud to be cooperating with Dromec in the construction of an energy system capable to play a significant role in the EU’s energy mix and majorly contribute to the global energy transition to renewables.
For other Dromec Green Energy Systems see also www.floatingsolar.nl/en/