PUSHPIN® ATB COUPLING SYSTEM
Pushpin® is an articulated Tug & Barge connecting system. The ATB System can be used for transport of various goods (oil, wood, ore, etc. ) in various operational areas (inland, coastal, offshore).
We strive to be flexible and adapt to our customer’s project needs. For this reason the customer has a choice of various driving energy solutions for the system (pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical), as well as a choice for the extent of modification to the barge, either forming a notch or a modular tubular solution.
PUSHPIN® COUPLER BENEFITS
Pushpin® Coupling System is a perfect choice for a retrofit projects, because the system is very light and has low, on board, space requirement. The available system size range and our knowledge of load estimation provide flexibility and optimization to the overall installation.
NEW BUILDING INSTALLATION
The Pushpin® Coupling System is a perfect choice for a new building projects as well. Very small overall system weight and space requirements lead to an optimized Tugboat design, which means a competitive overall investment cost. Operational and service costs related to the Pushpin® system are also very low.
PUSHPIN® COUPLER SUMMARY
- Light system weight
- Small space required
- Easy installation
- Feasible for second hand tug boats installation
- Optimized tugboat design
- Competitive investment
- Class approved reliable system
Pushpin®-SliderRig Coupler System remains secured to the barge which freely adjusts to relative vertical motion while loading and unloading the barge.
Pushpin®-Pad Coupler System (Patents pending) uses an electro-mechanically operated, front flange with a uniquely designed ‘wearplate’ that fills the gap between the tugboat and the barge, which is designed to withstand the lateral load exerted between the tugboat and the barge.
Pushpin®-El Coupler System is an electric operated ‘screw-gear’ Pin Actuator.
The other important area of our activity, and one that we have continued to work on since 1969, is the field of valve control systems for modern ships, such as ro-ro/ro-pax, cruise liners, ice-breakers etc. Our most recent solution is a Pleiger Electro-Hydraulic “EHS” Actuators, which has been a pioneer in the market. The actuators, with modern marine instrumentation, such as tank content measuring equipment, pumps and valves, make a viable package and provide added value for the shipyard and owner.
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