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Tokimec is the new name for

Tokyo Keiki, a leading Japanese company in composite sensing tech- nology. For almost a century the marine systems division of Tokimec has developed new and innovative products for commercial, luxury, lei- sure and fishing craft. Tokimec offers marine radars, gyrocom- passes, autopilots, GPS navigators and RASCAR radar systems.

Tokimec's BR-1800 series rasterscan radars have automatic tuning and sea clutter suppression to provide simple operation. A newly developed MIC for the front-end of the receiver helps to keep a lower signal-to-noise ratio. IMO versions are available with a Gyro/Log inter- face unit and a passive type performance monitor.

Some of the gyrocompasses pro- duced by Tokimec are the ES-series, the GM-20/2 land the TG-5000. The

ES-series includes Type ES-10 which uses the master compass directly in steering without using repeaters and

Type ES-11A which uses repeater compasses. This type of gyrocom- pass has been installed on over 20,000 different vessels since it came on the market.

The GM-20/21 is one of the world's smallest gyrocompasses featuring a syncro output, which can be used to drive the Tokimec PR-1000 steering control. The GM 20/21 is made up of a master compass which is ideal for operators of small commercial ves- sels and fishing boats due to space limitations.

The TG-5000 gyrocompass is pri- marily for medium to large ship installations and conforms to IMO standards. The master compass and a transmission box make up this unit. It is reported to be easy to operate since there is only one con- trol switch and speed error is automatically corrected. This se- ries also offers other desirable features such as emergency back-up functions and an extensive repeater circuit.

The Tokimec PR-8000 autopilot conforms with the recommendations of SOLAS, the IMO, and the rules and regulations of many countries and classification societies. Each unit can be customized to fit aboard a particular vessel with its func- tional units mounted either into the stand-alone system or into console and cockpit configurations. The unit provides two steering modes which are the adaptive mode, which uses the Model Reference Adaptive Con- trol System (MRACS), and the PID mode which enhances the stability and accuracy of course functions through a new control system.

The GR-1000 GPS navigator has a continuous fix mode with a mul- tichannel receiver that can give complete position fixing. The dis- play gives navigational as well as simple plot functions. The unit also gives various types of navigational data such as waypoint and time to go to a destination. Any desired route can be set and changed with a print out of the information if de- sired.

The RASCAR radar system has touch-screen capabilities which eliminate the need for additional buttons and knobs. The radar offers a variety of features as well as many optional functions to make opera- tion easier.

For more information and a free brochure detailing the products of- fered by Tokimec,

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Jeffboat To Build 10 Tank Barges For Mobil

Jeffboat, Inc., Jefferson ville, Ind., has begun construction of ten 240- foot double-hull tank barges for

Mobil Corporation, Fairfax, Va. The construction contract is valued at about $10 million.

To be used on the Mississippi

River and inland waterways for the transportation of crude and oil prod- ucts, the tank barges will have a beam of 54 feet and draft of 9-1/2 feet. The barges will be fitted with the latest vapor recovery and inert gas systems, cargo gaging and level monitoring and alarm equipment.

The vessels will replace single-skin barges currently being operated by the Marine Transportation Division of Mobil. The new double-skin barges are expected to be delivered and in operation by the end of this year.

Mobil's Marine Transportation

Division moves over 100 million bar- rels of crude oil and other products in the inland and coastal waters of the U.S.

For free literature on the boat and barge building services of


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Transverse Thruster

Installed On Trawler

The 1000th Schottel transverse thruster will be installed into the bow of a trawler at the ASENAV yard in Chile. The STT-170 LKT thruster is rated at 184 kw at 1,470 rpm. The trawler will also receive a second Schottel transverse thrust- er, an STT-330 LKT, in its stern.

Schottel is one of the world's lead- ing manufacturers of azimuthing propulsion units and maneuvering aids, with its transverse thrusters covering a power range from 30 to 1,650 kw. Units rated at 500 kw or higher are available with either fixed-pitch or controllable-pitch pro- pellers.

Introduced in the 1960's, the

Schottel transverse thruster have been operating successfully world- wide in vessels of varying sizes and types. The Schottel pressure-equal- izing tunnel, known since 1970 as the Anti-Suction-Tunnel, or AST, was also a major improvement to vessel maneuverability.

For further information on Schot- tel's transverse thruster or AST,

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Electronics Update

Tokimec Color Radar Tokimec Autopilot Tokimec RASCAR Radar

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