Schottel’s latest propellers win industry endorsement

Schottel’s Dynamic RudderPropeller (SRP-D)

Source: Schottel

Schottel’s Dynamic RudderPropeller (SRP-D) with fast thruster response has been endorsed by Navis Engineering, the dynamic positioning control systems manufacturer.

A joint investigation focused on the mechanical capabilities of the new thruster and how well Navis’ NavDP4000 control system can be adapted to it. 

During thruster-thruster interaction, simulations revealed up to 45% less thrust loss with a 98° inclined gearbox compared to a regular 90° gearbox.

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