Schottel Unveil New Large Thrusters Units

By George Backwell at June 22, 2013 00:48
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Offshore vessels, tugboats and ferries all have a common need  –  to turn in their own length, even move sideways at times – and German propulsion specialist propulsion manufacturer, Schottel,  specialises in meeting that need. 'ESVAGT Aurora' (2x SRP 3030 CP): Photo courtesy of Schottel A company whose corporate roots go way back to 1921 continues to lead through its ongoing investment in R&D, now unveiling a new generation of their larger thruster units with their housings hydro-dynamically optimised using CFD techniques. These new thrusters well-known as SRP (Schottel Rudder Propellers) and STP (Schottel Twin Propellers) are available with a variety of reduction ratios to suit all common input speeds whether diesel engine or electric motor driven, and Schottel add that they are more compact in size than existing thrusters in the range. Hydraulic clutch drives thruster hydraulic units The new thrusters come with an independent, hydraulically operated m... [More]

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