The ACE Winches' Reel Drive System (RDS) supports a range of reel sizes to accommodate individual client requirements. The RDS is designed and manufactured for use in controlled, high tension spooling, deployment and recovery of subsea products globally from umbilical’s, risers and flow lines, flexible pipelines, power cables, telecoms and tubing to wire ropes and mooring lines.
The patent protected Reel Drive System consists of two towers that disassemble into eight, easily transportable, modules. Together they can accommodate a maximum flange diameter of 14 meters and are capable of operating at extreme temperatures. The towers are configured using a slave and master configuration with two gear boxes in each drive hub.
Each system can be supplied with reels; built in or standalone hydraulic power units and modular track systems to allow for multiple reel operations. ACE supporting personnel deliver expert assistance in global installation, commissioning and operation.