A bow-thruster with variable-speed drive provides better maneuverability of a ship. A variable-drive system incorporating a 125 hp three-phase slip-ring induction motor and a Smit Varislip transductor control-unit is discussed. After a brief explanation of the working principle of the Smit Varislip, the construction of the bow-thruster and its drive is described. The main features of this drive are summarized.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Smit Nijmegen Electrotechnische Fabrieken N.V.

    Groenestraat 336
    Nijmegen,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Groters, G
  • Publication Date: 1970-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • Holecpost
    • Volume: 6
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Smit Nijmegen Electrotechnische Fabrieken N.V.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00024838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 4 1973 12:00AM