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Control Systems

Propulsion control systems from SCHOTTEL enable reliable and economical control of propulsion systems on vessels of all types and sizes. They include a wide variety of control panels, levers, indicators and displays that can be optimally adapted to the specific requirements of each vessel. These systems provide every captain with the ultimate tool for safe and easy operation, manoeuvring and positioning.

PROPULSION CONTROL SYSTEM

PropControl

The modular and highly standardized propulsion control system from SCHOTTEL reliably transmits the control instructions of the ship's crew to the propulsion unit. Every propulsion type as well as auxiliary units, clutches, gearboxes and motors are controlled. Analogue, digital and serial interfaces are available to enable seamless and secure communication with peripheral systems on board. All elements of the system from the sensors and actuators to the switch cabinets, the underlying software and the control desk components are developed, designed and manufactured by SCHOTTEL.

A wide range of control panels, indicators and control levers ensure that the high requirements in terms of ergonomics, safety and regulations are met in all applications.

PropControl

FEATURES

   

HIGH-PERFORMANCE PLC

Centralized data processing resulting in fewer components, less maintenance and increased reliability

CLEAR DISPLAY

User friendly interface for control, installation and maintenance

DUAL CAN-BUS

Use of a redundant, real-time-capable, established standard protocol

MULTIPLE INTERFACES

For main engine, clutch/gearbox (main switchboard, AMS, IAS, PMS)

ELECTRIC SHAFT

Special levers with stepper motors for seamless transfer between control panels


INDEPENDENT JOYSTICK SYSTEM

MasterStick

The SCHOTTEL MasterStick is a joystick system which can control up to six propulsion units simultaneously. The thrust and the alignment of the propulsion units are controlled and distributed by computer in such a way that all translational and rotational movements required for manoeuvring the vessel are executed optimally. To do so, the nautical personnel only needs to operate a single control lever. The ship's movement can thus be controlled intuitively and comfortably in any desired directions of motion or in a combination of those.

MasterStick

ADVANTAGES

  • SIMPLIFIED STEERING | Precise positioning and complex manoeuvring with a single joystick
  • FASTER REACTION | Immediate stop with activated thrust biasing, no thrust reversal necessary
  • INCREASED SAFETY | Easier operation of vessels, more focus on operating and environmental conditions
  • FLEXIBLE AND RELIABLE | High-performance industry standard PLC

MasterStick

FEATURES

   

Marine proven control panel

Intuitive system operation, selection of propulsion unit and operating mode

Optimized operating modes

Free sailing and harbour mode allow the propulsion units to be controlled according to prevailing ambient conditions (e.g. confined waters)

Auto heading

Manual control or automated holding of yaw angle always available

Thruster biasing

Thruster biasing helps the ship's movement to be controlled responsively and sensitively