Product Announcement from Novotechnik U.S., Inc.
Application: Ship Propulsion System
Product: Rotary Potentiometer IP6501
Special ships, tugboats, cable laying ships, and ferries are equipped with rudder-propeller drivers in order to improve maneuverability.
These rudder-propeller drives rotate a full 360° so that a thrust can occur in any direction. In a multi-drive system, a satellite navigation system and a computer can be used to achieve a synchronized and independent regulation, which can exactly postion the ship even in heavy seas.
Wherever industrial machinery operates within an accuracy of microns, you'll find Novotechnik at work. Novotechnik position sensors enable bullet trains to smoothly round curves at high speed, and fly- and drive- by-wire for jets and cars respectively. They are used to maintain constant speed in packaging machines and for precise positioning of injection pins and dosing cylinders in injection molding machines. You'll find them in mobile and medical equipment, in machine tools, in laboratories – in any application where accuracy, repeatability and reliability are paramount.