Propulsion control system ThrusterCommand

propulsion control system
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User-friendly control system for thrusters A complete control system is standard equipment in the ZF scope of supply. It is designed to control a single azimuth thruster and provides follow-up steering- and propulsion control, as well as independent backup- and emergency stop functionality. Advantages User-friendly steering system Precise in steering Outstanding interfacing with other systems such as: Dynamic Positioning (DPS) Joystick system (JCS) Heading control (Autopilot) Voyage Data Recorder (VDR) Alarm- and monitoring systems (AMS) Ethernet based system with a redundant data path Compact panels High level of redundancy Customization of panel layout possible Function ThrusterCommand is integral part of the ZF Thruster portfolio Available for Azimuth and Tunnel Thrusters Thruster Control Unit (TCU) places in the immediate vicinity of the thruster Control panels In general one control panel on the bridge IP56 front protection wing panels possible Machining Room Control Panel (MRCP) Remote Control Panel(s) with full options (RCP) Additional Remote Control Panel(s) without backup (ARCP) Interfaces Propulsion and steering interfaces Serial interfaces to VDR and AMS systems Optional interfaces to HCS (autopilot), DPS and JCS External indicators can be connected and displayed as well Control system is capable of interfacing with prime movers such as diesel engines and electric or hydraulic propulsion systems Steering the system either with a hydraulic or electric steering system Thruster data logging for service and data analysis purposes Thruster status monitoring and alarm sensors Type approved by all major class societies


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