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Tech Files

Innovative products, technologies and concepts

Voith’s eVSP

With the new electric Voith Schneider Propeller (eVSP), Voith is pushing ahead with the continu- ous electrifcation of its drive technologies. The eVSP features a permanent-magnet synchronous motor integrated in the propeller. The complete omission of gears reduces noise and frees space on the ship. In addition, the eVSP offers ship operators a degree of fexibility in the choice of power generation (energy source) as well as low maintenance requirements. Furthermore, the eVSP features favorably weight characteris- tics and can be mounted without any shaft train restrictions.

Photo: Hamilton Jet

Electro-Hybrid Drive Debuts

HamiltonJet unveiled its new Electro-Hybrid Drive (EHX) sys- tem, which it says offers all the advantages of electric drive with the full capabilities of diesel. The system is designed to deliver lower fossil fuel consumption combined with the speed, maneuverability, effciency and safety of waterjets. With EHX, HamiltonJet delivers the electric motors, power electronics and control system seamlessly integrated with the waterjets, engines, gearboxes or clutches.

The control system manages the hybrid energy fow between engines, batteries and motors, while charging and discharging the batteries as required. There are four different modes of operation: diesel only, electric only, charging or electric boost. EHX can also be confgured for an electric-only vessel with the option of a fully inte- grated HamiltonJet solution. HamiltonJet recently acquired a 15-m aluminum hydrofoil-assisted catamaran test boat that it is reftting with the new EHX waterjets. Previously a recreational vessel used for cruising the waters of New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, the vessel is bound for a relaunch following the reft as the showcase for

HamiltonJet’s newest technology.

Photo: Voith

Magnetic fall protection AlphaFeverCamera Yacht Nav Systems SafeSea EPIRB1 Pro

McNetiq launched a new line JRC/Alphatron Marine intro- Sperry Marine and Telemar Ocean Signal developed what it of magnetic anchors for fall duced a Body Heat Camera Yachting have collaborated calls the world’s most com- protection when working at in response to COVID-19. The on bridge systems for su- pact Category 1 (auto-deploy) height. The operator is con- Body Temperature Measure- peryachts, including the 54-m Emergency Position Indicating nected to this anchor with a ment Camera which is able to MLR, which has completed a Rescue Beacon – the Safe- measured working line so that measure object’s temperature successful frst year of voyages Sea EPIRB1 Pro, which is 30 the worker can never get past at a high accuracy in real time, with no downtime to its bridge smaller compared to other the unsecured edge. with accuracy up to ±0.5°C. systems. EPIRBs, the company said. 50 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • July 2020

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