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.
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.
Centralized data processing resulting in fewer components, less maintenance and increased reliability
User friendly interface for control, installation and maintenance
Use of a redundant, real-time-capable, established standard protocol
For main engine, clutch/gearbox (main switchboard, AMS, IAS, PMS)
Special levers with stepper motors for seamless transfer between control panels
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.
Intuitive system operation, selection of propulsion unit and operating mode
Free sailing and harbour mode allow the propulsion units to be controlled according to prevailing ambient conditions (e.g. confined waters)
Manual control or automated holding of yaw angle always available
Thruster biasing helps the ship's movement to be controlled responsively and sensitively