Samson And SMATCO Join To Expand Traction Winch Market
Samson Ocean Systems, Inc.
and TBW Industries, Incorporated have reached an agreement whereby SMATCO, Inc., a TBW Industries Company, will be licensed to utilize Samson's Traction Winch designs and patents for manufacture and sale to their customers.
The Traction Winch was developed by Samson for use with double-braided rope used in hawser systems for single point mooring buoys, originally in the North Sea and now throughout the world.
Under the agreement, the winch will be identified as the "SMATCO TRACTION WINCH, engineered for SAMSON BRAIDED ROPE." SMATCO serves the marine and offshore oil industry with an extensive line of towing, anchorhandling and mooring winches, capstans, windlasses, stern rollers and related machinery.
Samson designs and manufactures braided ropes up to 30-inch c i r c u m f e r e n c e and 2,500,000- pounds tensile, and combines this capability with special hardware to provide the marine and ocean industry with rope systems for deepwater berthing, towing, supply vessel mooring, deepsea mining, multipoint and pierside mooring.
Traction Winches are now required for these systems as an improved method to handle the larger ropes coming into use for deeper water and more sophisticated mooring and towing concepts.
It is expected that the agreement will provide the heavy marine and ocean industry with a unique combination of advanced winch engineering and related equipment from SMATCO, Inc., and stronger and more costeffective synthetic fiber strength members through Samson's recently formed Systems Division.
Information and literature on SMATCO Traction Winches engineered for Samson Braided Ropes may be obtained from J. Linehan, Samson Systems Division, 99 High Street, Boston, Mass. 02110.
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