Omnithruster Expands Into New Office And Manufacturing Facility

Omnithruster Inc. has expanded into new facilities to accommodate the growth of its maneuvering and slow-speed positioning systems. Incorporated in the new location will be the administration, marketing, and engineering offices including designing and manufacturing of thrusters, control equipment, and solid-state ac motor starters.

"From a few basic units, Omnithruster has developed a broad line of innovative, unique thrusting systems since 1974, when the concept was first introduced to t h e marine i n d u s t r y , " states Charles M. Aker, vice president and general manager. Systems are being utilized in fishing boats, tugs, barges, o f f s h o r e supply boats, diving vessels, crewboats, geophysical survey vessels, U.S.

Navy ships, tankers, etc., ranging in size from 25 to 3,000 horsepower combinations, and control systems f r om p o r t - s t a r b o a rd thrusting to fully omnidirectional, computerized positioning systems, including radio-control options.

Stanley A. Dashew, chairman and founder of Omnithruster, developed the concept as a solution to the problem of slow-speed propulsion and maneuvering, when he observed a bulk carrier approaching a loading buoy off the coast of New Zealand. The vessel was caught in a strong current and attending line-handling vessels were trying unsuccessfully to maneuver at slow speed in swells.

The basic system parameters were then written to solve these problems.

The new address for Omnithruster Inc. is 15418 Cornet Avenue, Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

90670; telephone (213) 802-1818, telex 194265.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 46,  Sep 1980

Read Omnithruster Expands Into New Office And Manufacturing Facility in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of September 1980 Maritime Reporter

Other stories from September 1980 issue


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.