Marine

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.


Application:
Ship Propulsion System

Product:
Potentiometric rotary sensor, series IP6500

 

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 postion the ship even in heavy seas.


Application:
Rudder feedback on Autonomos Underwater Vehicle (AUV)

Product:
Linear transducer, potentiometric, series T 50

The linear transducer is located in a cylinder filled with oil. This is for pressure compensation and for having good environment for the sensor. The AUV operates down to a water depth of 3.000 meters.

The linear sensor is directly connected to the inertial navigation system of the AUV.