Ships of all sizes need a skillful captain to maneuver them into port, where space is often tight and the weather can be unpredictable. They rely on thrusters on the vessel sides to help them. For strong thruster performance, Danfoss has developed a range of propel systems and intelligent controls. Today, fast and efficient docking is a much easier job.
With a turning capability of 360°, thrusters can push a ship in any direction. Maneuverability is particularly powerful when multiple thrusters are installed.
Using our advanced electrohydraulic components and controls, it’s possible to enhance thruster performance with variable propel speed and even variable blade control. The proportional PVG valves and H1 hydrostatics deliver thruster power in an integrated system that can be linked by CAN bus with other control systems on board. That’s a big advantage – particularly when hydraulic components are located in different parts of the ship.
Retrofitting an iconic Finnish ferry
For retrofitting the iconic Finnish ferry - Prostvik, Danfoss Editron introduced its new direct current-link solution, consisting of a compact and lightweight diesel-electrical drivetrain. The main benefits of installing a diesel-electric system are significantly reducing the ferry’s environmental footprint, as well as achieving redundancy.
Taipei buses driving the electrical bus revolution
The city Taipei in Taiwan turned to Danfoss Editron. Asking them to power their first line of all-electric bus line with Editron's drivetrain system. With this system the buses have no emissions and can run over 260km at full capacity and 300km when empty.