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Maxwell VWC 1500



The VWC Series is designed for automatic vertical handling of chain only anchor rodes while offering an independent capstan for the retrieval of a secondary rope and chain rode or to assist with docking procedures.

Supplied with reversing solenoid


  • Fully automatic single or dual direction chainwheel operation.
  • High-quality finish on above-deck components.
  • Heavy chrome over marine-grade bronze.
  • Integral chain pipe and stripper are aligned for virtually jam-free operation providing automatic feed of chain into and out of the anchor locker.
  • Port and starboard chainpipes for twin installations. (Sizes 2200 and above only).
  • Cone-type brake/clutch mechanism permits manual free fall anchoring.
  • Cone clutches, unlike dog clutches, provide smooth progressive engagement ensuring safe and precise operator control.
  • Chainwheel locking pawl.
  • Optional band brake available for 3500 series units.
  • Functional rope hauling from any direction using independent MAX-grip™ snag-free warping drum with clutch disengagement of chainwheel for positive control of all ropes.
  • Simple through deck installation by modular design and precise alignment of gearbox to the top works utilising marine-grade stainless steel bolts.
  • Anodized aluminium gearbox and spacer on 1000 and 1500 models. Marine-grade alloy gearbox housing, finished with a two coat paint system on 2200, 2500 and 3500 models
  • Heavy duty, dual direction motor, designed for marine winches.
  • Low profile configurations (no warping drum) are available.


  • Model 1500
  • Maximum Pull 680kg
  • Chain Size (Short link) 6-10mm 1/4" - 3/8"
  • Line Speed (Normal working) 18m/min 60ft/min
  • Power Supply (DC) 12
  • Motor Power 1200W
  • Net Weight (Electric) 24kg 52lbs


  • Model VWC1500
  • A 80mm 3 1/8"
  • B 195mm 7 11/16"
  • B1 (Low profile) 98mm 3 7/8"
  • C 56mm 2 7/32"
  • D 252mm 9 5/16"
  • E 262mm 10 11/32"
  • F 224mm 8 27/32"
  • G (Std deck clearance) * 100mm 4"
  • G1 (Extra deck clearance) 150mm 6"
  • H (Working height of drum for rope warping) 44mm 1 3/4"
  • I 165mm 6 1/2"

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    • Shipping Weight: 5lbs
    • Manufactured by: Maxwell

    This product was added to our catalog on Friday 30 April, 2010.

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