Tugboats

Bollard Pull

Rugged Controls has recently developed a new rental fleet of tension measuring links, shackles, running line tensiometers, and data-logging equipment.  This fleet of devices will measure line tension up to 1,000,000lbs. 

“Over the years, we have offered equipment for bollard pull testing and certification for tugboats and now we have invested in and made available a fleet of rental devices so that more naval architects, tugboat operations managers, and engineers can perform these services on their own,” said Tom Rezanka, Vice President Rugged Controls.   

Svitzer Canada

Rugged Controls worked with Svitzer, through our long time winch partner Hawboldt Industries, to instrument the winches for tension monitoring on the Point Chebucto and the Bedford, tugs based in Nova Scotia...

Foss Maritime

Rugged Controls has worked with Foss tugs to provide winch monitoring solutions for their tugboats involved in ship assist and tanker escort services.  Interfacing LCI local displays to existing load pins installed on both ends of each brakeband  and rotational sensors on the drum, Rugged Controls provided tugboat operators an accurate and reliable display of tension, speed and scope.  Layer compensation algorithms were required to compensate for changing circumference as the line spools on or off the drum.

Crowley

Rugged Controls has worked with Crowley tugs to provide winch monitoring solutions for their tugboats involved in ship assist and tanker escort services.  Interfacing LCI local displays to existing load pins installed on both ends of each brakeband and rotational sensors on the drum, Rugged Controls provided tugboat operators an accurate and reliable display of tension, speed and scope.  Layer compensation algorithms were required to compensate for changing circumference as the line spools on or off the drum.

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Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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