Pneumatic Line Throwers for the Marine Industry
Restech Norway is the inventor and manufacturer of PLT® Pneumatic Line Throwers, and offers a variety of line throwing devices for marine vessels.
Restech Norway products are certified under the ISO 9001: 2008 standard, and have received approvals from Det Norske Veritas (DNV GL), the US Coast Guard, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the Chinese Classification Society (CCS), and DG Shipping.
There are two main versions of the PLT®, the PLT® and the PLT® Mini, recognized for its durability in harsh environments. The PLT® R 230 the markets only Solas-approved, air-driven, line-throwing appliance.
Pneumatic line throwers for vessels
The PLT® is a powerful line thrower that launches seven projectiles between 90m and 250m. Combined with the company’s 230 Projectile, it complies with the Solas 74 requirement and has no expiry date.
Restech Norway’s six other projectiles are used for heaving lines, hooks or life buoys, and can be launched up to 140m with strong lines.
The PLT® Mini is a small, hand-operated device that launches seven projectiles between 50m-100m. It is ideal for vessels requiring maneuverability and flexibility, such as tugs or rescue vessels.
As the launchers operate on compressed air, they have some clear advantages when compared with other technologies.
Line Throwing Appliances with no expiry date
The PLT® R 230 is a Solas-approved setup with no expiry date, meaning that the same LTA stays with the vessel for its entire lifetime.
Accurate Pneumatic Line Throwers
The PLT® Launcher can repeat a shot within 5m to 8m of a target up to 240m away in a strong crosswind. Numerous tankers and floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels use the launchers to increase their safety zones and carry out loading procedures.
Efficient launchers for shipping operations
The PLT® provides an increased range while still being able to connect with a vessel or land structure. The result is enhanced efficiency and safety during ship-to-ship, bunkering, towing, mooring and rescue operations.
Reusable launchers and projectiles
The PLT® is a multi-shot unit, recharged by an on-board air compressor or spare cylinder. When filled, the PLT® can fire from four to seven shots before refilling.
The PLT® Mini is a single-shot unit operating on CO2 or compressed air. Restech Norway’s projectiles are also reusable.
About Restech Norway
Established in 1989, Restech Norway’s main office is located in Bodø, a small city above the Arctic Circle in Norway. Its sister company, Restech Asia Pte. Ltd. is located in Singapore.
These two locations serve the global market through a worldwide network of distributors.