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Steering Gear and Control


Horizontally mounted, totally enclosed, fan cooled reversible electric motor and right angled reduction gearbox with an electromagnetic disc brake and emergency manual release at the non drive end. The steering motor mounts directly on to the thrust unit and is sized to rotate the steering deflector in either direction at approximately 6 rpm.

As standard, motors are supplied with IP65 enclosures, anti-condensation heaters, thermistor overload alarms, AC variable speed drive to suit integrated joystick and dynamic positioning control systems.

A gear driven duplex transmitter assembly is also included providing azimuth feedback to our manual control panels and any integrated joystick or dynamic positioning systems.



Floor mounted enclosure to IP65 for installation in the thruster compartment, containing PLC control of all thruster start, running and alignment functions, AC variable speed drive for infinite torque / speed control of the steering motor and local control of all thruster functions by single screen menu driven operator interface panel.



Drop-in weather proof flat panels for installation into wheelhouse, bridge wing or aft control stations, incorporating:-


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