Strong performance

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.

Related products

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    PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers

    Our powerful PLUS+1® microcontrollers bring intelligence to every node of a distributed control system. And they are equally effective for stand-alone control in smaller machines.

  • PLUS+1® I/O modules
    PLUS+1® input/output modules

    Expand the capabilities of your vehicle control system with our CAN-based input/output modules. These stackable microcontroller add-ons integrate new control functions smoothly and effectively.

  • DM430E series
    DM430E series

    The DM430E series display is a modernized 4.3” display platform designed with supreme viewability, a variety of programmable backlit button pads and an Engine Information Center application created on the PLUS+1® platform.

  • DP700 series
    DP700 series

    DP700 series with 7.0” TFT color rugged displays. User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Vector-Based Screen Editor (VBSE) for fast display development. Available with two camera inputs.

  • DP600TM series
    DP600TM series

    DP600TM, DP610TM with 6.5” TFT color rugged displays (both in- and out-of-cab usage). User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Classic Screen Editor (CSE) for fast display development.

Related applications

  • Winches

    Winches are used for a range of applications all over the world. Danfoss hydraulics deliver smooth, safe control.

Related solutions

  • Propel

    We can partner with you to design and implement hydrostatic drive solutions. That provide operators with machines that are easier to maneuver. We are committed to helping you provide a more profitable investment for your customers.

  • Connected solutions
    Connected solutions

    Danfoss Telematics solutions are easily integrated into OEM processes without the need for specific programming knowledge. This helps saving you time and money. 

Case studies

  • Danfoss powers Asia’s first E-ferry in Taiwan
    Danfoss powers Asia’s first E-ferry in Taiwan

    Replacing diesel with electricity - an efficient and cost-effective solution for reducing ferry emissions.

  • Sailing the electric revolution
    Sailing the electric revolution

    As part of a global plan designed to better support Gothenburg’s growing commuter infrastructure, Sweden’s second-largest public transportation company Västtrafik launched an initiative to help alleviate the emissions.

  • From generic to specific in functional safety
    From generic to specific in functional safety

    Increased safety demands are an ongoing challenge in the mobile machinery market, and OEMs are working hard to comply without compromising machine performance.

  • Mobile solutions for marine applications
    Mobile solutions for marine applications

    With Danfoss marine solutions, you can rule the waves.

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