Our thruster control system K-Thrust is an independent remote control
system for electrically driven thrusters, propulsion units and rudders.
Our propulsion and thruster control system offers manual remote control of main
propulsion, thrusters and steering gear. When combined with the capabilities of
a dynamic positioning system, the thruster control system becomes a manoeuvring
system with a complete range of ship-handling functions:
- Manual control from levers
- Auto piloting
- Joystick control with automatic heading option
- Automatic station keeping
The system can be configured with multiple control positions on the bridge and
in the engine control room. Solutions for local control are available for installation
in equipment rooms. Control panels include buttons, control lamps and command -
lever or buttons (special applications). Panels have connectors for indication instruments.
Designed to minimise stress
The users needs during different operational modes were important design criteria
for the system. It has been designed to minimise the level of human stress when
changing operation between automatic (DP) and manual modes.
K-Thrust systems are designed for seamless integration with K-Pos Dynamic Positioning
systems and K-Chief Vessel Control systems by means of network connections. The
integration enables the subsystems to share process information, and eliminates
interfaces between control systems of various makes.
In combination with a K-Pos Dynamic Positioning system, a K-Thrust system provides
a complete vessel manoeuvring concept. From the K-Thrust control position the navigator
then may have access to joystick and auto-heading controls, auto-pilot and station-keeping
A combination with a K-Chief Vessel Control System provides monitoring of propulsion
units and control of auxiliary systems with presentation of individual alarm / monitoring
points and status information, data logging and reporting.
Comply with class rules
K-Thrust components and functions comply with the relevant main class rules (DNV,
ABS, LR) for remote control of propulsion, thrusters and steering gear, as well
as with additional requirements for dynamic positioning systems.