With its electronic control system, Voith provides a full system solution for the propulsion system. The modular control system is customized to the characteristics of the proven Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) and Voith Radial Propeller (VRP), eliminating the need for complex interface integration. As a consequence, commissioning time and costs are reduced. The electronic control system is primarily used in applications requiring precise positioning, for example in offshore supply vessels, vessels for the installation and servicing of offshore wind farms, tugs based on the RAVE concept as well as double-ended ferries.
With its handling recommendations for more fuel-efficient operation, the electronic control system reduces fuel consumption. Various electronic control functions and interfaces to other systems permit precise propulsion system actuation and control as well as remote diagnostics via the internet. To monitor the propulsion system, all data and status reports are logged. Monitoring is possible both from the bridge as well as from the machine or propeller room. Open interfaces to third-party systems ensure that existing systems can be integrated. Communication is via CAN bus, Modbus, TCP/IP, Modbus RTU, Profibus DP or NMEA.
The control components such as joystick, steering wheel or propulsion control lever are designed ergonomically in line with the latest research. They round off the comfort of this new control system.