Solutions: Oceanographic

Rugged Controls has supported oceanographic research with winch monitoring and data-logging since 1986. The University National Oceanographic Laboratory System (UNOLS), NOAA, US and Canadian Coast Guards and various other international organizations are standardized on Rugged Controls winch monitoring technology.

From complex rugged multi axis force and rotational sensors to simple instrumented shackles, Rugged Controls provides end to end oceanographic solutions. Installations can range from small coast/estuary survey vessels to global research vessels. Winch Monitoring solutions can range from a simple local display installation to a full research ship installation with multiple local and remote winch stations including data logging and deck machinery.

R/V Sharp

Rugged Controls provided a harmonized monitoring system for the R/V Sharp, described as the most advanced coastal research vessel in the United States.

R/V Revelle

Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has one of the largest academic research fleets in the world, with four research vessels.  

Instrumented Hanging Block

Multi winch interface and data logging solutions for the R/V Weatherbird II and R/V Bellows.

LM Gould, payout display, tension instrumentation, mooring

Rugged Controls has been involved in supporting the polar research vessels in their winch operations for many years. 

University of Rhode Island RV Endeavor Ship Set

Rugged Controls Wins Major Award from NSF/UNOLS

RV Thompson

Rugged Controls was contracted by the UW to replace antiquated custom winch monitoring electronics with cutting edge monitoring technology.

winch display, tension monitoring, custom

Probably the largest remote display of winch parameter data in the world was fabricated for the R/V "Roger Revelle" by Rugged Controls.

Instrumented sheave solutions for oceanographic survey

About Us

Rugged Controls is an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of rugged programmable controllers, sensors, instrumentation, controls and automation equipment used in industries ranging from oil & gas, industrial, oceanographic to mining to construction. Our brand of multivariable controllers is continually selected in mission-critical applications where rugged durability, viewability, accuracy and data acquisition is required.

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