We have just delivered the two thousandth AutoChief® 4 to Hyundai Heavy
Industries. The AutoChief® allows remote control of the ship’s main engine
from bridge, bridge wings and engine control room. Our first AutoChief®
remote control system was delivered in 1967, and so far a total of nearly 3000 vessels
have been fitted. We see this as the result of high quality, ease of operation and
a global support network.
Dependable and easy to use
The words of Reidar Haakonsen QA manager with the ship owner Dyvi says it all:
”The AutoChief® remote control system onboard the Dyvi Antwerpen was
fitted when the ship was built in 1973 – 31 years ago. It is still working perfectly.
We find it very dependable and easy to use, and intend to keep both the ship and
the AutoChief for a number of years to come.”
Our AutoChief® control systems are designed for slow and medium speed
diesel engines using fixed or variable pitch propellers. Any combination of remote
control, engine telegraph, engine safety system, digital governor and order printer
can be included.
- Ease of use
- Reliable operation
- Bumpless control transfer
- Immediate response
- Quick adoption to various engine types
- Few moving parts to reduce maintenance requirements