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The Vitters 3076 J-Class 43.6 m. sailing yacht “Svea” is equipped with an SSE-IQAN system to control the Scania main engine and the Twindisc gearboxes with a folding propeller and active trolling. There is a central control location in the vessel’s cockpit with three separate options: cruise mode without trolling, maneuvering mode with high idle and trolling control, and sail mode with selectable high or low idle for hydraulic control of the winches. The CPP control system is equipped with an IQAN-MD3 master module that contains three Can buses.
Sea Shepherd’s “Ocean Warrior” is a modified Damen FCS5009 52 m. Fast Crew Supplier type Axebow Explorer Vessel. The vessel is equipped for both diesel and electric navigation. The diesel operation uses a four-fold CruiseCommand system to control the MTU motors and Reintjes gearboxes, and electric navigation is enabled by a two-fold MiniCommand system to control the vessel’s electro motors. Both systems can be operated from two locations on board using control stations integrated in the captain chairs, and switching between the diesel and electric system is possible on both locations.
The Damen FYS 6710 68 m. Fast Yacht Supply Vessel type Axebow is engineered with MTU motors and Reintjes gearboxes that are controlled by a four-fold CruiseCommand system. There are four locations on board from which the system can be controlled: on the main bridge (imbedded in the dashboard), on two outside wings and in the engine room. The gearboxes are equipped with an active brake and the control station in the engine room has a bridge release option. Finally, a backup telegraph system is incorporated in the installation.
During Europort Rotterdam 2017 we presented the iQJ joystick system by means of a model simulation. Visitors could use a joystick to control a model ship in a water tank, to experience the comforts and nuances of this innovative system.
The key feature of the operation of the iQJ joystick control system is the principle of a static situation: all impellers are stopped when the joystick is not touched. This works easier than joysticks that work according to dynamic positioning, whereby the ship is kept dynamically on course at all times. In contrast to the pricey high-end dynamic positioning systems that require all kinds of measuring equipment, our iQJ joystick is a lot simpler and therefore more affordable.
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From 5 - 8 November 2019 Europort, organised in the world port city of Rotterdam, will be the international maritime meeting place for innovative technology and complex shipbuilding. Europort has a strong focus on special purpose ships including offshore vessels, dredging vessels, construction vessels, naval vessels, workboats, inland vessels, fishery vessels and super yachts. With almost 30,000 professional visitors and 1,100 exhibiting companies Europort belongs to the world’s leading maritime meeting places.
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