With immediate effect, SCHOTTEL is offering its propulsion solutions with an additional safety function: Safeguard Basic, developed by VULKAN Couplings, constantly monitors the load of torque-transmitting components. It warns of overloading of the power train at various stages, thereby making it possible to avoid unplanned downtimes. It is centred on two proximity sensors that measure the torsion angle of the shaft. Safeguard is available in two versions: either as the Safeguard Basic monitoring unit or as an integral part of the system in the Safeguard Active variant that enables direct intervention in the control of the propulsion system.
The system, comprising SCHOTTEL RudderPropellers and VULKAN shaft lines with Safeguard, is suitable for both newbuildings and retrofits.
The new subsidiary SCHOTTEL Italia opened for business on 1 October 2020. Managing Director Giorgio Alemanno brings with him extensive market expertise and many years of sales experience in the shipping industry.
SCHOTTEL expanded its international network of subsidiaries with the opening of a new branch office in Istanbul in January.