Solutions: Tugboats

Since 1994, Rugged Controls has worked with leading tugboat companies to provide accurate and reliable winch monitoring solutions for all tugboat/workboat applications .

Rugged Controls line monitoring program is a groundbreaking software/hardware package that tracks towline tension history over time and allows towing and ship assist operators to accurately monitor the usage and safe remaining working life of their synthetic or wire ropes. Rugged Controls Line Tension Monitoring software interface works with or without an LCI display to process sensor data and provide automatic, real-time tension tracking as well as an accumulated tension history of the specific rope being monitored.

Foss Tugboat Winch Instrumentation, winch display, tension monitoring

Rugged Controls has worked with Foss tugs to provide winch monitoring solutions for their tugboats involved in ship assist and tanker escort services.

Crowley Tug Response, winch data-logging, tensiometer

Rugged Controls has worked with Crowley tugs to provide winch monitoring solutions for their tugboats involved in ship assist and tanker escort services.

Bollard pull testing

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 tensi

Svitzer Point Chebucto Winch Instrumentation, rope tension monitoring

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...

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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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