Navis AP4000 is a type approved heading control system designed to fit ships of any size, including high speed crafts.
Autopilot is designed to fit literally any type of the ship.
It conforms with the latest requirements, and in combination with several ECDIS is approved as a track control category C and DNV-GL NAUT (AW) class notation.
ROT pilot mode is available for river-going vessels.
For specific application we can offer control of the vessel heading on a slow speed using bow thruster assistance.
InterfacesAll interfaces are supplied in a one single box so you just choose the right one during commissioning, no need to select cards before order. You can just keep one autopilot on your stock, that can fit to any type of the gears to have the fastest delivery time to your customer.
PropulsionWe have experience with all the types of propulsion units — rudders, water-jets, azimuth thruster including multiple azimuth thrusters installation.
Complicated projectsOne of the most complicated project we have now is a 300m length LNG carrier, featuring independent control of 3 azimuth thrusters and a redundant installation of two autopilots onboard.
If you have not the typical configuration or specific requirements — let us know. We are ready to customize the system, prepare project specific quotes and drawings.
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Sensors interfacesGyro or satellite compass: $–HDT, $–THS (10Hz data update rate)
DGPS: $–GGA, $–VTG, $–GGL
Speed log: $-VHW, $-VBW
Wind sensor ( required for windvane mode only): $–MWV(R), $–MWV(T), $–MWD, $–VWR
ECDIS or chart plotter: $–APB, $–BWC, $–HTC/$–HTD or $–HSC
Steering interfaceSteering control systems: Proportional control via 0…10 V, ±10 V or 4…20 mA
Steering gear: Solenoid valves 24V DC (up to 3A load current) or proportional valves ±10V
CTS pilotSystem keeps the boat on set course over ground avoiding drift.
TrackBoat heading is kept automatically on a route receiving waypoints from chart plotter or ECDIS.
System changes vessel heading with predefined rate of turn.