Hydraulic Retractable Thrusters
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Thrustmaster hydraulic retractable thrusters are thru-hull
azimuth thrusters using Thrustmaster’s exclusive hydraulic
podded propeller drives. They are available in a range
from 75hp (55kW) to 3,000hp (2250kW) with either open propeller
or with nozzle. Thrusters can be supplied in aluminum or
in steel construction to match vessel hull material.
The hydraulic power system is normally supplied by Thrustmaster
and may be configured for our hydraulic pump driven by customer
furnished diesel engine or other prime mover, which may be placed
at any convenient location in the vessel. Hydraulic piping
or hoses connect between the hydraulic pump and the thruster.
The hydraulic drive provides fully proportional propeller speed
control while the engine is running at constant speed.
Low profile units are available for shallow hull depths.
All units can be configured as combination thrusters, whereby
the thruster performs as a tunnel thruster in the fully retracted
mode, while freely azimuthing when lowered. A hull fairing
plate is normally attached to the bottom of the thruster to reduce
drag when the thruster is stowed.
Please contact our sales
department for a proposal tailored to your application requirements.
Retractable Hydraulic Thrusters AutoCAD Drawings
Notice, all drawings are typical only, and can be adjusted
to meet your application needs. We can vary the propeller size
and leg length to best meet the vessel configuration, user preference
or speed versus thrust requirements.
Please note that these drawings are for illustration purposes
only. Please contact your Project Manager about details for your