Provides reliability, safety and outstanding functional range
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine provides a full range of steering control systems to accommodate many types of vessels and yachts. Through modular design many different requirements can easily be met, from pleasure boats to mega-yachts and vessels with multiple rudders. All components of the steering control system are connected via reliable CAN-bus technology.
The modular concept of configuration for the Total Steering Systems uses standard components configured in almost any required arrangement, such as:
With the added benefit of multiple steering positions and autopilots, the advantages of a Hydraulic Steering system are plentiful.
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine’s Total Steering System is a sophisticated steering control system that provides reliability, safety and an outstanding functional range. The advanced steering control system consists of modular system architecture and fulfils individual customer requirements. It can be used for all vessels with single and dual rudders and on vessels with fore and aft bridges or fore and aft workstations.
Each single rudder activity increases fuel consumption and cost. For this purpose the NAVIPILOT 4000 can adapt automatically to the current weather and sea conditions.
The adaptive autopilot reduces rudder activity depending on weather and sea state conditions. Less rudder activity results in less fuel consumption for a more cost-effective solution.
The autopilot system receives its orders from the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine ECDIS and transmits steering commands to the steering system. The orders may be manual changes of wanted heading, turn radius or rate of turn or it may be orders originating from track control along a selected route. Together with Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Bridge ECDIS and Conning Information Display, the Integrated Bridge Autopilot forms a complete system for automatic track control.
Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine offers customised console frames in different sizes and configurations. These frames are pre-wired, configured and fully tested in order to reduce installation costs and commissioning time. We allow fast, simple and cost efficient installation on board, therefore the Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine solutions are perfectly suited for both, newbuilding and retrofit projects.
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