The AutoChief 600 propulsion control system is a complete
control and safety systems suitable for all 2 and 4 stroke engines, both fixed and controllable pitch propellers.
The system is available for single and dual propulsion lines.
It features a modular design, and can easily be configured for various propulsion
configurations. The AutoChief® features the same distributed and fully
redundant architecture as our machinery automation systems, with no additional emergency
telegraph system required.
Remote control system
AutoChief®600 uses reliable, ruggedized single board Distributed Processing Units, which can be positioned where it is most convenient, considerably reducing cabling cost. The use of
distributed processing units and a dual, redundant CAN field bus ensure reliable operation and bumpless control transfer. The system is event-based to allow immediate transfer of data.
A powerful configuration tool allows quick and accurate adaptation to various engines, so no software customizing is required. AutoChief®600 is suitable for 2 stroke engines, delivered
by MAN B&W and Wartsila, for both fixed and controllable pitch propeller. Also suitable for refit of old Remote Control Systems, and customer configured medium speed.
reddot design award: 2012
LTU 2011 part of the AutoChief® 600 is the control lever for a ship’s propulsion system on the bridge. To stand out amidst the visual noise of the bridge environment, the design is focused on clarity and simplicity. Three levels
of interaction are initiated with the lever and highlighted by colour-coded indicators. On a touch-sensitive display different modes of operation are selected, and side indicators convey the current
position of the lever.
Statement by the jury
»The purposefully reduced design of the LTU 2011 was convincing to the jury, as was its high quality, which makes it possible to meet diverse demands in a variety of situations. «