JonRie introduces new Container Master winch series

Written by Nick Blenkey
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APRIL 20, 2016 – JonRie Intertech, Manahawkin, NJ, has introduced a new Container Master series of winches.

Featured on Crescent Towing’s new 92 ft ASD tug Mardi Gras, the winch was designed with increased braking capability and rope capacity to deal with the 8,000 TEU containerships calling on the Port of New Orleans.

Designed by Jensen Maritime, Seattle, WA, the Mardi Gras was built by Steiner Shipyard, Bayou La Batre, AL.

The Container Master series is a heavy duty design to deal with increased loading due to increased sail area of today’s containerships.

The winch system features JonRie’s New Gen-X Controls with haul effect foot pedal and joystick operation to provide proportional control of the line haul and line out modes of the winch.

The controls feature JonRie’s state of the art proportional render block to allow the tug a controlled a free wheel to move swiftly away from its tow in the strong Mississippi currents.

The controls have a message screen to allow the engineers to know the parameters of the winch and if a malfunction occurs the screen will note the cause.

The system has bypass control to negate the SCRs when running and just monitor the winch load across the line of the bus to help reduce heat.

The controls features JonRie’s new auto abort/back up system to allow the operator a one-move abort system. If 120 V AC is lost to the system the controls switch over to a 24 V DC back up system allowing continued abort function

.JonRie’s standard systems are also included on the new tug including a tension readout system with a red back light with dimming controls for better night vision for the master while still displaying the load on the tug and winch.The system also features a JonRie aft bollard capstan for barge work and river towing.

Crescent Towing’s new equipment prepares the port for the increased tonnage coming through the expanded Panama Canal in the near future.

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