Novotechnik Sensors feel right at home on the seven seas and countless rivers. In the highly advanced control systems on ferries, cruise- and container ships they measure and control rudder blade and rudder propeller system position and ensure the correct feed rate of the controller.
Special ships, tugboats, cable laying ships, and ferries are equipped with rudder-propeller drivers in order to improve maneuverability.
These rudder-propeller drives rotate a full 360° so that thrust can be applied in any direction. In a multi-drive system, a satellite navigation system and a computer can be used to achieve a synchronized and independent regulation, which can exactly position the ship even in heavy seas.