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XR Rudders and Van der Velden® FLEX Tunnel

VAN DER VELDEN® XR RUDDER

The XR rudder is especially developed for optimal propulsion efficiency in combination with first-class manoeuvring characteristics, which comes from rudder angles up to 80 degrees. The design of the rudder is cost- and fuel efficient. The rudder trunk is eco-friendly and requires low maintenance.

The XR rudders are optimally positioned in the propeller slipstream. This maximises the vessel speed with reduced vibrations and sounds. The rudder profile is developed to lower resistance and is therefore fuel saving.

DMC advises:
To further optimise the propulsion performance, one should consider the complete Van der Velden® FLEX Tunnel package, which includes the Van der Velden® XR rudders, the Van der Velden® XR hydro spoiler and the Van der Velden® FLEX Tunnels.

Specifcations

ADVANTAGES

  • Eco-friendly design
  • Good manoeuvrability
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Low resistance
  • Reduced noise and vibration
  • Competitive price

Application

  • Best suited for vessels operating on inland waterways in all conditions (canals, low water levels, upstream rivers).

Package

The FLEX tunnel performs ideally in deep water, but is also operational for longer periods in very shallow water.

FLEX Tunnel

DMC has developed an innovative retractable tunnel system, especially developed for inland vessels.

The concept behind the Van der Velden® FLEX Tunnel is its ability to retract. The tunnel can be retracted and embedded into the vessel hull whenever necessary. This reduces the overall resistance and increases the efficiency of the vessel.

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With its ultra-sturdy and maintenance friendly design, this steering gear is suitable for every type of vessel.

2DWK Steering System

The 2DWK is a reliable asymmetric steering system, specifically engineered for the Van der Velden® HD and Van der Velden® XR rudder systems.

The 2DWK steering system is suitable for every type of vessel, but it is mainly designed for inland vessels.

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Maintenance friendly 4DWKK steering gear is mainly designed for inland vessels.

4DWKK steering system

The 4DWKK is a reliable asymmetric steering system, specifically engineered for the Van der Velden® HD and Van der Velden® XR rudder systems. The 4DWKK is specifically engineered for twin screw inland vessels with four rudders.

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The system was developed with the latest technologies and is in accordance with current and expected regulations.

SP2700 control system

A unique characteristic of the SP 2700 is its software, which simplifies and improves the start-up process, maintenance and services.

Three options are built into the system, allowing you to choose between main or pilot steering or directly linked emergency steering. FU steering is optional. Alarms are indicated directly on the SP 2700 bridge panel. 

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The HP 7000 can be used in combination with the latest autopilots.

HP7000 control system

HP7000 Steering Installation is the world's safest proportional hydraulic installation.

As the rudder position indicator has its own backup system, this unique steering installation is completely independent of the electrical system.

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