Veth Propulsion is presenting a revolutionary concept in the field of electric propulsion: the Veth Integrated L-drive. This innovation offers the following benefits:
Compact design: extremely low mounting space requirements
Quiet; minimal noise production
Built using proven Veth Propulsion technology
Outstanding manoeuvrability thanks to the 360-degree thrust
Electric motor inside the ship; few vulnerable components underwater
Simple to install
Slip ring cabinet unnecessary
Optimal flow of water thanks to ’Shark Tail’ on counter-rotating propeller
Very compact thruster
The PM motor was designed in collaboration with Visedo and allows for a much lower mounting height. On average, a PM motor is 40% to 60% more compact than an asynchronous motor. This PM motor is integrated into the thruster and makes a very compact thrusters, when combined with the special mounting method, the alignment of the headsets and the adjustments to the control box. The design makes use of every millimetre, without compromising quality.
The Veth Integrated L-drive is diesel-electric driven, which results in hugh noise reduction in the first place. The choices Veth Propulsion made for a L-drive (no gear transmission in the vessel), a water-cooled PM-motor (re the air-colled asynchronous motor) and electrical controlling (re hydraulic controlling) guarantees even more noise reduction.
High efficiency and minimal resistance
Because an L-drive has only one gear transmission, it already results in higher efficiency. A PM motor, in particular the part load, is more efficient than an asynchronous motor.