The KONGSBERG K-Steering 600 steering system provides a unified control system for the vessel’s rudder or rudders, allowing the operator to take control of the steering gear instantly at any of several control positions on the bridge or to transfer control to the autopilot, dynamic positioning system - DP, or an independent joystick system depending on the systems installed.
The bus-based communication between intelligent components simplifies installation by reducing the number of cables required, and so reduces the overall cost.
Two controllers are the main units of the K-Steering 600 control system. The controller cabinets are located near the steering gear and a communication bus links the operator panels and steering devices to them.
The Helmsman wheel sends commands to the rudder controller on redundant CAN lines. It can control single or twin rudders.
The Mini-wheel also sends commands to the rudder controller on redundant CAN lines. In a twin installation the Mini-wheel can control single or twin rudders - in synchronous mode.
MINI-WHEEL WITH FEEDBACK DISPLAY
An alternative Mini-wheel is available with separate or integrated feedback display. This Mini-wheel also sends commands to the rudder controller on redundant CAN lines and can control single or twin rudders (synchronous mode).
RUDDER CONTROL PANEL
The Rudder Control Panel is a touch-sensitive operator panel featuring:
Setpoint and feedback indication
Buttons for mode selection
Pump control and indication
Indication of control position and modes
Manual or automatic dimming and palette control