Propulsion Systems, Inc. Expands Thruster Line

Propulsion Systems, Inc. of Kent, Wash., has entered the small thruster field with 16 and 24-inch-diameter tunnel thrusters.

In these thrusters, the propeller shaft is driven directly by a hydraulic motor contained in the unit.

Each of these two thrusters is available with three different hydraulic motors, giving the 16- inch thruster ratings of 24, 30 and 40 horsepower, and the 24- inch thruster ratings of 45, 57 and 70 horsepower.

The thrusters can be driven by an independent hydraulic system or off a larger multi-service 1,500- psi or higher pressure system.

Maximum flow in the 16-inch thruster is 42 gpm for a thrust of 925 pounds, and in the 24-inch is 85 gpm for a thrust of 1,750 pounds.

The thrusters are for general purpose use in fishing vessels, workboats and pleasure craft. PSI has available thrusters rated from 24 to 3,000 horsepower, thrusters of fixed or controllable pitch, tunnel thrusters and rotatable compass thrusters.

For additional information on the small thrusters, write to P.K.

Wennberg, Propulsion Systems, Inc., 21213-76th Avenue South, Kent, Washington 98031.

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