Variable pitch propellers

How to choose this product

A variable pitch propeller resembles an ordinary propeller. However, the inclination of its blades can be altered to change its angle of attack with respect to the water.

Applications

These propellers optimize performance under different load conditions. For this reason, they are often used on tugboats.

Technologies

Such propellers operate as do others, by creating a pressure difference between the forward and aft blade surfaces. However, an internal mechanism allows the angle of the blades to change while the vessel is underway. In some, the pitch can be inverted, allowing the vessel to move backward without changing the rotational direction of the engine.

How to choose

Propeller size will depend on vessel size and engine power. Another factor is the operation of the servomotor controlling blade pitch. The propeller's constituent material also should be considered. Variable pitch propellers often are custom-built. Manufacturers have software and special equipment to aid selection.

Advantages

- Flexibility
- Optimum performance
- Efficiency

Disadvantages

- High cost

25 companies | 53 products (boats or nautical equipment)

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1 products Schottel
video Schottel SCP CP
For ships 4 blades adjustable SCP CP Schottel

SCHOTTEL Controllable Pitch Propellers (SCP) are the appropriate solution when highest propulsive efficiency for changing speed or load are required and...

2 products Rolls-Royce
Rolls-Royce ABP
For ships adjustable ABP Rolls-Royce

The Kamewa range of ABP is based on a hollow hub with blades bolted to it from the inside. A unique feature is the method of bolting the blades to the hub using simple hand...

Rolls-Royce CP-A
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) CP-A Rolls-Royce

The Kamewa CP-A controllable pitch hub is an evolution of the XF5 system, renowned for its high efficiency and its blade bearing arrangement designed to avoid peak pressures...

1 products MAN Diesel SE
MAN Diesel SE
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) MAN Diesel SE

MAN Alpha Controllable Pitch Propeller as standard Mk 5 versions are 4-bladed and 5-bladed versions...

Wärtsilä Corporation
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Wärtsilä Corporation

Wärtsilä Controllable Pitch Propellers offer excellent efficiency and manoeuvrability, and are recommended for ships requiring frequent port calls. Wärtsilä CP propellers are the...

Berg Propulsion BCP
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) BCP Berg Propulsion

The BERG Controllable Pitch Propeller is developed for heavy-duty applications with a pitch setting hydraulic servo cylinder in the hub. The hub lubrication system is a unique oil circulating system...

Berg Propulsion BTT
Bow thruster for ships tunnel type BTT Berg Propulsion

Berg Transverse Thruster system - type BTT is a controllable pitch propeller normally used for constant shaft speed. The propeller unit and the gear housing can be removed from the tunnel when installed...

Schaffran Propeller + Service
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Schaffran Propeller + Service

For over three decades various ship types have been equipped with SCHAFFRAN hydraulically operated controllable pitch propellers (CPP) and shaft installations and are operated successfully. Through distinct...

4 products MaxProp
MaxProp CLASSIC 2
Variable pitch boat propeller (2 blades, adjustable) CLASSIC 2 MaxProp

The original two blade Max-Prop was designed in the early 70’s for the high tech racing boats. Since proving itself in the racing arena, the two blade classic Max-Prop has...

MaxProp CLASSIC 3
Variable pitch boat propeller (3 blades, controllable) CLASSIC 3 MaxProp

With the increased popularity of the cruising vessel, Max-Prop introduced in the early 80’s it’s three blade classic model which soon became...

MaxProp WHISPER
Variable pitch boat propeller (5 blades, adjustable) WHISPER MaxProp

The Max-Prop Whisper uses five blades to provide quiet operation and impressive thrust. Especially against heavy wind and seas, the fifth blade will maintain boat speed on a heavy vessel. Also, the fifth...

France Hélices HPV - CPP
Variable pitch boat propeller (4 blades, adjustable) HPV - CPP France Hélices

Easy fittings of the electric commands, combining best security and best flexibility (as the automatic pitch reduction in case of engine...

1 products MAUCOUR FRANCE
MAUCOUR FRANCE CP
Variable pitch boat propeller (4 blades, adjustable) CP MAUCOUR FRANCE

The advantage by using CP propellers is that the propeller can be adjusted to pitch suitable to all conditions such...

Mecklenburger Metallguss
For ships adjustable Mecklenburger Metallguss

Since decades belong propeller blades and other components for ship propulsions of many different applications to MMG´s production line, such as: Controllable pitch propellers (CPP); Composite propellers; POD-drives. These...

1 products Scana Volda
Scana Volda
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Scana Volda

Scana Volda manufactures controllable pitch (CP) propellers in the power range from 500 kW to 15.000 kW, with propeller diameters from approx. 2000 mm to 7500 mm. The hydrodynamic design of the propeller...

3 products West Mekan
West Mekan TYPE FR
Variable pitch boat propeller (3 blades, adjustable) TYPE FR West Mekan

Fixed pitch adjustable propellers are used when the optimal propeller design is not known or if fixed pitch propellers are not available. This solution allows the...

West Mekan TYPE FR
Variable pitch boat propeller (4 blades, adjustable) TYPE FR West Mekan

Fixed pitch adjustable propellers are used when the optimal propeller design is not known or if fixed pitch propellers are not available. This solution allows the...

West Mekan
For ships adjustable West Mekan

Controllable pitch propellers (CPPs) are used when performance requirements exceed what a fixed pitch propeller can offer. The pitch is adjusted during sailing...

Bruntons Propellers AUTOPROP RANGE
Variable pitch boat propeller (3 blades, controllable) AUTOPROP RANGE Bruntons Propellers

Autoprop is unique! This remarkable propeller can be found on thousands of sailing yachts the world over! Fitted to all the BT Challenge yachts, and tested in the most arduous conditions, Autoprops benefits...

1 products Finnoy
Finnoy
For ships adjustable Finnoy

CP Propeller The CP Propellers are manufactured from 1000 mm to 5000 mm in diameter. They are delivered with 3, 4 or 5 blades. The propeller hub and blades are manufactured in Ni.Al.-bronze. They can...

Hundested Propulsion Systems CP series
For ships adjustable CP series Hundested Propulsion Systems

The Advantages of Controllable Pitch Propellers A fixed propeller, designed for maximum speed, cannot give maximum power at low speed, while a fixed propeller designed for power, cannot achieve maximum...

Hundested Propulsion Systems PCU
Control unit for ship PCU Hundested Propulsion Systems

Fully reversible hydraulically powered proportional pitch control unit. The pitch can...

Hundested Propulsion Systems CPG
Reduction gearbox for ships for CPG Hundested Propulsion Systems

Controllable Pitch Gearboxes We have designed and produced our own marine gearboxes since 1985. We call them CPG (Controllable Pitch Gearbox). This is because they all have built in pitch control for...

1 products Masson Marine
Masson Marine
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Masson Marine

Our products combine the best aspects of ZF and of FH propellers. This is because both were a part of Masson-Marine at some point in their history. Our propellers are assembled in France or in China,...

5 products Helseth
Helseth 4SX
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) 4SX Helseth

Helseth Propulsion manufactures three- and four-bladed adjustable pitch (AP) and controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems. Each propeller is tailor-made to...

Helseth 4TX
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) 4TX Helseth

Helseth Propulsion manufactures three- and four-bladed adjustable pitch (AP) and controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems. Each propeller is tailor-made to...

Helseth 4T
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) 4T Helseth

Helseth Propulsion manufactures three- and four-bladed adjustable pitch (AP) and controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems. Each propeller is tailor-made to...

Helseth 4H
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) 4H Helseth

Helseth Propulsion manufactures three- and four-bladed adjustable pitch (AP) and controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems. Each propeller is tailor-made to...

Helseth 3H
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) 3H Helseth

Helseth Propulsion manufactures three- and four-bladed adjustable pitch (AP) and controllable pitch (CP) propeller systems. Each propeller is tailor-made to...

Zhejiang Helicetude Propulsion Co., Ltd.
Pitch propeller for ships (custom-made, controllable) Zhejiang Helicetude Propulsion Co., Ltd.

Type: according to the hub mechanism and type of pitch setting force, divided into 3 types: A type, B type, and C type, A, B is push-pull type, C is cylinder in hub type Key feature: Characteristics: Simplify...

1 products Seahawk
Seahawk S5
Variable pitch boat propeller (3 blades, controllable) S5 Seahawk

New blade design is up to 20% more efficient than previous models Use of Duplex 2507 for the blades allows a very thin cross section, while retaining great strength Body components cast in 316L "O"...

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