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DYNACON specializes in the custom design and manufacture of winches and handling systems ranging from D.C. electric drive drum winches for oceanographic applications to electro-hydraulic and diesel-hydraulic traction winch systems with motion compensated cranes for deep-water and retrieval of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), towed bodies, oceanographic instrumentation, autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and other payloads since 1986.These systems are used around the globe for launch and recovery missions. All of our LARS systems can be modified to suit a variety of ROV launch and recovery specifications for our clients. Our product line features winches, umbilical handling systems, levelwinds, remote operated vehicle (ROV) launch/recovery systems, cable engines, overboarding sheaves, hydraulic power systems, and other related products.

Formed in 1986, DYNACON's 85,000 square feet of manufacturing space services all aspects of the production process including in-house design, engineering, fabrication, assembly, and testing are accomplished at our Bryan,Texas facility.

DYNACON winches and handling systems can be designed and built to meet certification requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping, the U.S. Coast Guard, NAVSEA SS800-AG-MAN-010/P-9290  or other certifying agencies. DYNACON winches and handling systems can be designed and built to meet certification requirements of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping, the U.S. Coast Guard, or other certifying agencies.

DYNACON Capabilities

Our primary goal is to understand our customer’s specific requirements of their project. This ensures that the final product is a solution that fits our customers needs. All aspects of the production from concept to completion are performed at DYNACON.

DYNACON has extensive experience in the design and manufacture of winches and Launch and Recovery Systems. This experience, coupled with our sound engineering practices and experienced personnel, has earned DYNACON one of the best reputations in the industry.  We recently added a service department for care and maintenance of cables and field repair of equipment.

DYNACON Products:

  • Conventional Drum Winches
  • Traction Winch Systems
  • Specialized Launch & Recovery Systems
  • Heave Compensation Systems
  • Overboard Sheaves
  • Cable & Umbilical Umbilical Lubrication Systems

DYNACON Services:

  • Cable & Umbilical Lubrication
  • Cable & Umbilical Spooling
  • Handling System Maintenance & Repair Services

DYNACON Applications

Our products are used for:: 

  • Oceanography
  • All Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) Work Classes
  • Subsea Exploration/Recovery
  • Subsea Cable Burial & Repair
  • Cable Laying Operations
  • Subsea Coiled Pipe & Flexible Coiled Tubing Deployment
  • Atmospheric Dive Systems & Manned Submersibles
  • Commercial & Military

Our Staff

DYNACON draws upon the experience and knowledge of all of its personnel to produce equipment of the highest quality and reliability. However, it is the responsibility of the DYNACON's design and engineering personnel to assimilate input from this pool of experience and, through recognised engineering practices, develop the drawings and documentation required to produce quality and reliable products which fulfil the specific requirements for the customer for whom it is intended. DYNACON's current design and engineering staff include industry, experienced professionals skilled in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and application software design and development.

Safety and Quality Assurance

DYNACON management recognizes that safety and product quality and reliability are the responsibility of every employee involved in the design, manufacture, and delivery or service of equipment to our customers. DYNACON has an established written Quality Assurance Plan that is actively administered by a Quality Assurance Manager and organization. The plan applies to the entire organization and incorporates functions including administration, procedures and controls, facilities and standards, purchasing, engineering and drafting, manufacturing, and acceptance test procedures.

DYNACON is dedicated to providing products that lead the industry in safety with the environment in mind.We hold ourselves to the highest safety standards in order to insure every person returns home at the end of the day.