Hydraulic pivoting hatch covers
Pivoting hatch covers make the most efficient use of available deck space. They are primarily used when multiple panels are not required, or when the deck arrangement is configured to have a short, vertical stowage space.
Large pivoting hatch covers are used in feeder container ships. Small pivoting hatch covers are particularly useful for covering small hold openings, such as grommet stores, which are used for storing wire slings and other cargo lifting gear used on general cargo vessels. Typically these are deep storage spaces with a small hold opening.
Due to the vertical stowage position of pivoting hatch covers, the dimensions of other deck machinery, for example cranes, have to be carefully taken into account when designing a pivoting hatch cover arrangement.
The size of the hatch opening and the space available for panel stowage are the main criteria for opting for pivoting hatch covers. The maximum length of a pivoting hatch cover is 45ft. The arrangement for a hold opening can be configured to meet the needs of a specific cargo hold as follows: a single pivoting hatch cover (1+0); two pivoting hatch covers facing each other (1+1); or one pivoting hatch cover used in conjunction with another type of hatch cover (1+n).
As with folding hatch covers, pivoting hatch covers are operated by hydraulic cylinders.
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Services for hydraulic pivoting hatch covers
Conversions for hatch covers
MacGregor’s conversion specialists adapt hatch covers to meet new market needs and lengthen their efficient service life.
Modernisations and upgrades for hatch covers
MacGregor’s modernisation services adapt hatch covers to meet new market needs and lengthen their service life.
Spare parts for hatch covers
Original MacGregor seals, components and bearing pads for hatch covers increase safety on board and ensure a longer service life for hatch covers.
Other hatch covers
Folding hatch covers
MacGregor folding hatch covers are designed to optimise cargo handling operations and ensure the safety of your ship.
Hatch cover control systems
Harsh conditions on deck mean that MacGregor sources specially-designed hydraulic and electrical control system components from select suppliers.
Hatch cover load transmission
Small pads play big part in structural performance; MacGregor is able to offer a range of bearing pad options to suit every operational need.
Hatch cover sealing solutions
High quality MacGregor sealing solutions deliver a long service life, reduce maintenance costs and increase safety.
The MacGregor MacRack is an efficient, electric-drive system that combines drive and lift operations for side-rolling hatch covers.
Piggy-back hatch covers
MacGregor piggy-back hatch covers offer a compact, efficient design when there is insufficient deck space to accommodate folding, side-rolling or end-rolling covers.
Side-rolling hatch covers
MacGregor side-rolling hatch covers are commonly used on the weather decks of larger bulk carriers, such as Panamax and Capesize vessel types.
Stacking hatch covers
Stacking hatch covers for weather decks are usually all hydraulic in operation and the panels move into stowage or closure positions in a specific sequence.