The core business of Kwant Controls is the design and manufacturing of various types of control units for the electrical remote control of practically all kinds of propulsion and steering devices, such as: traditional main engine/clutch/CPP-FPP shaft lines, tunnel thrusters, azimuthal thrusters, rudders and water jets.

  • Most units can be equipped with drive motors for automatic lever synchronization in a multi-station electric shaft/telegraph system.
  • Various machinery interfaces can be selected from e.g. potentiometer, 4-20mA, micro-switch contacts or even integrated CAN.
  • In case of remote control failure, one can rely on our traditional lamp type Engine Order Telegraphs, for signalling between Bridge, Control- and Engine Room.
  • Feedback from the vessel’s actuators can be displayed using our panel- or ceiling mounted range of indicators.
  • Customer specific control panels, with built-in lever units, signal lamps, pushbuttons, indicators, buzzers, electronic dimmers et cetera can be supplied. These panels are available with interface modules and PLC’s, together forming a Propulsion Remote Control system tailored to customer requirements, completely functional Factory tested (with or without class and/or customer in attendance).
  • For maximum flexibility of control on board, and eliminating the need for having fixed control positions, class approved portable wireless control systems can be supplied with all control devices integrated.


  • DECT based wireless technology, providing 240 channels. Automatic selection of free channel. DECT communication is a registered system only accessible for authorized participants.
  • Unique worldwide address coding to identify transmitter / receiver combination.
  • Redundant diversity control by 2 processors each for transmitter and receiver.
  • Engine alarm lead to vibration of the portable transmitter and generates an acoustic signal while displaying the specific alarm.
  • Presentation of battery status + pre announcing of empty battery.
  • Presentation of RSSI radio signal strength indication.
  • Out of range or excessive tilting will activate alarm at the Wheelhouse and will set signals to “zero”.
  • Emergency stop button sets signals to “zero” and activates alarm at the Bridge.
  • Control can be taken over at the Wheelhouse any time.
  • Portable take over only allowed with all controls in neutral position.
  • Power supply receiver 10-30VDC.
  • Power supply portable transmitter with NIMH rechargeable battery (operating time approx. 20 hrs continuous operation).
  • Spare battery and battery charger included.

The wireless remote control system is approved by DNV-GL and LRS.


  • Presentation of shaft rpm, Rudder, thrusters position and relevant engine alarms on an LCD display by means of analogue or digital (bar graph) indication.
  • Interface between receiver and propulsion / steering systems:
    • Analogue signals e.g. 4-20mA or 0-10VDC;
    • Digital inputs/outputs;
    • CAN-Bus / Profibus / device net, RS232 or RS 485.
  • Different sizes and control units configuration available
  • Receiver with integrated or external active antenna with data cable (L = 5-50m).
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