OPTIMAL PROPULSION EFFICIENCY
The XR rudder has been especially developed to deliver optimal propulsion efficiency in combination with first-class manoeuvring characteristics which come from rudder angles up to 80 degrees. The rudder has also been designed to be cost and fuel efficient. The rudder trunk is eco-friendly and requires minimal maintenance.
XR rudders are optimally positioned in the propeller slipstream. This maximises the vessel speed while reducing vibrations and noise. The rudder profile has been developed to be low resistance which reduces fuel consumption.
To further optimise the propulsion performance, the complete Flex Tunnel package should be considered. This includes the XR rudders, the XR Hydro spoiler and the Flex Tunnels.
- Best suited for vessels operating on inland waterways in all conditions (canals, low water levels, upstream rivers etc).
- Eco-friendly design
- Good manoeuvrability
- Reduced fuel consumption
- Low resistance
- Reduced noise and vibration
- Competitive price
- 2DWK STEERING SYSTEM
- 4DWKK STEERING SYSTEM
- SP2700 CONTROL SYSTEM
- FLEX TUNNEL
- HP 7000 CONTROL SYSTEM
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.
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.
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.