MacGregor electric-driven deck machinery

With extensive experience and proven technologies, MacGregor electric-driven deck machinery is designed to improve safety, reliability, and environmental performance.

Electric-driven deck machinery provides significant benefits to shipbuilders and ship-owners. It is easy to install and maintain, due to a reduction in the number of components and consumables used. Reliability and performance are improved by incorporating proven technologies that have been further developed to optimise weight and increase competitiveness. Operational availability is maximised and unplanned downtime minimised through the use of qualified components and the latest technology. 

Safety, which is MacGregor's highest priority, can be further enhanced by selecting the combined windlass and mooring winches, where an emergency operation feature for VFD-driven winches ensures a continued operation in case of a failure of the inverter. 


  • Mooring winches
  • Combined anchor-mooring-winches
  • Windlasses

Electric-drive benefits

  • Higher efficiency
  • Less maintenance
  • More options for operational control and load monitoring 
  • Lower power consumption 
  • Less deck space is needed for the equipment, no hydraulic piping
  • No risk of oil spills
  • Better connectivity 


Technical features

  • Pulls 160 - 350kN
  • Chain diameters for 66 - 147 mm stud link chains and roller stoppers (bigger chain diameters on request)
  • Single, double, or triple drum design
  • Undivided or split-type drums
  • With or without auto-tension device
  • With pole-changing motor or frequency-controlled drive
  • With or without remotely controlled letting-go the anchor, with automatic speed limitation
  • With or without chain length and speed indication
  • With or without remote control from ships’ sides or wheelhouse
  • Acc. ISO 3730 and OCIMF recommendations
  • Different foundation types (strip, bolt, self-aligned)

Assembly, installation and service friendliness

Anchor Windlass

  • Divided bearing steel structure and bearing shells 
  • Easy removal of the shaft with pinion
  • Optimised access for bolt tightening
  • Safe Lifting Eyes according to DIN 82024


  • Variable frequency drive
    • Stepless speed control
    • Optimised speed setting for auto-tension operation
  • Pole-change motor
    • Simple and reliable
    • Fixed rotation speeds

Chain wheel

  • Optimised weight construction with standardised geometries based on IACS

Band brake 

  • Wear indicator


  • Compact and divided gearbox for easy maintenance
  • Optimised oil pan shape for less gear oil need without the risk of overheating

Pedestal bearing 

  • Self-aligning roller bearings for easy deck mounting and increased lifetime
  • Other bearing types available upon request 
  • Easy access for bolt tightening 


  • Less wear and tear by re-arranged contact zones

Rope drum

  • Stainless steel brake rim (option)
  • Easy access to lubrication points

Safety features

  • Hydraulically operated cable lifter brake (option)
  • Auto-tension function
  • Remote Control with Emergency Stop
  • Frequency conversion alarm including under voltage, lack of phase, bus voltage overload, overcurrent, motor temperature high, overload, etc.


Option for OnWatch Scout

OnWatch Scout increases the flow of information and moves support from a reactive to proactive mode, with operational data streamed directly from the vessel, monitored, analysed, and used to provide guidance on performance.

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