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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.

Specs

The steering wheels are equipped with an adjustable friction device that keeps the wheel in position when released, and acts as a steering damper when moved by hand. Optionally, they can be spring loaded for auto return to midship position. The default electrical signal transmitter is a 2KOhm potentiometer that returns 10-90% of its supply voltage. The IP rating is IP56. A LED illuminated dial is included. Also available in a miniaturized execution, also known as the PMA-96.

Options

  • Spring loaded i.e. the steering wheel will be forced to midship position when released, by means of a special coiled spring;
  • Electric shaft stepper servo motor for automatic line up with remote stations or autopilot system;
  • 4-20mA outputs;
  • Directional contacts or pushbutton switches for NFU (Non Follow Up) steering.
  • An alternative for the wooden wheel models is the steering hub, a very rugged device that will accept commercially available steering wheels from third party suppliers.

Steering wheels are type-approved by ABS, BV, CCS, DNV-GL, LRS, NKK , RINA and RMRS.

For all inquiries about this product, please fill out the form below. Our control units are available as part of a remote control systems with an integrated telegraph and/or electric shaft system. After submitting the form, a sales representative will contact you shortly.
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