Timon Flap Rudder
EXCELLENT MANOEUVRABILITY AND COURSE KEEPING
The Timon rudder is known for its excellent manoeuvring and course-keeping performance. This rudder has an open flap linkage mechanism and side bar flap system with a 90 degree angle. It is available in a wide range in sizes, making it the ideal rudder for larger ships such offshore and container vessels.
Optional Energy Saving Devices:
- Asymmetric Rudder Technology (ART™)
- Rudder bulb
Other optional features:
Heel bearing support
This feature improves the performance of the rudder and is often used on fishing vessels. It reduces the load in the neck bearing and it protects the propeller from fishing nets. With heel bearing support, a rudder can be designed with a slimmer profile. The distribution of rudder reaction forces across three points (rudder carrier, neck bearing and heel bearing), compared with a free hanging rudder, increases the overall strength of the rudder, which is especially valuable during trawling operations.
Rudder trunk extension
To extend the trunk into the rudder blade, the lower neck bearing is positioned as close as possible to the centre of the force that is acting on the rudder. This allows the the building of large rudders. With a trunk extension the stresses, from bending in the rudder trunk and stock, are reduced. Also, the reaction forces in the neck and carrier bearing are smaller.
- Best suited to seagoing vessels in the medium to high speed range.
- Excellent manoeuvring and course-keeping performance
- Low noise and vibration levels
- 45º rudder angle + 45º flap angle = total 90º
- Long service life