Leading dynamic positioning and vessel motion control systems supplier, Navis Engineering Oy, is showcasing STCS 4000, its new multipurpose integrated steering and thruster control system, at SMM in Hamburg from September 4 -7.
STCS4000, based on digital technology, has already been delivered to two AHTS hulls for the MMC 974 project at Grandweld Shipyard in Dubai under the supervision of Lloyd’s Register and to a pilot boat for the PI-22 project at Pella Shipyard in St Petersburg.
The system is designed to control the engine start and stop functions, to indicate the status of drive and power supplies and provide visual and audio alarms on supply failures, oil levels, drive overloads and other emergency situations.
STCS4000 offers an absolutely new approach to information display in ‘lower level’ control systems and, with flexible configuration, simple network architecture, it is the most compact and functional of its type in the industry. All the system devices are interconnected by CAN.
Based on the priority display of alarms and information, the system makes it possible to fit more than 20 messages within the boundaries of the main panel screen, thereby making it multipurpose while keeping its dimensions to a minimum.
STCS4000 has a colour display with a 130° viewing angle and anti-glare surface and uses a radical new type of combined indicator for the required/true rudder position display. The indicator incorporates a unique system of emergency transfer of pointers to an unseen dial area, in case acceptance limits are exceeded or indicator power failure occurs.
Navis Engineering is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will be unveiling a rebranding at SMM to mark the latest stage of its progression. The Navis Engineering team will be at Stand B6 301 during SMM.