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Classified complete solutions for marine engines

Classified complete solutions for marine engines

Complete classified systems with ship controls from Bosch Rexroth and engine technology from Bosch unload engine manufacturers.

Manufacturers of medium-speed and high-speed ship engines can clearly reduce their design and classification workload with complete solutions from the Bosch Group. The optimized Common rail systems, which have been especially designed for operation with heavy fuel oil and diesel fuels, also drastically reduce consumption. This enables engine manufacturers to meet the emission limits which have been set with EPA Tier 4 and IMO 3.

The modular ship controls in the Marex product family of Bosch Rexroth cover all types of ships and propulsion systems. All those complete systems are certified by international classification societies which represents an advantage for engine manufacturers.

Until now, engine manufacturers had to coordinate various suppliers for engine technology and ship controls, clarify interface problems on their own, and finally get the results certified by classification societies in a complicated process. With a complete solution from one source, Bosch takes over all these tasks and shortens the time to market for manufacturers. In future, both the common rail system for heavy fuel oil and the maritime common rail system for conventional diesel fuel are planned to function with a higher injection pressure of 2200 bar. This will enable optimized fuel consumption with a reduction in operating costs, and help to fulfill future emission standards. Engine control units adapted for marine applications control the common rail functions and optionally regulate the downstream systems for exhaust gas treatment. Those classified engine solutions round off the ship controls in the Marex product family to an integrated complete system. They communicate digitally with the engine management and fulfill all the specifications for redundancy and safety. Numerous alarm and safety functions ensure the maneuverability in any operation condition. Moreover, the Marex controls monitor the entire powertrain and inform the ship operator about the technical condition of all the critical components. This increases their availability and facilitates the scheduling of maintenance and repairs.

Based on electronic components especially designed for use in maritime applications, Marex controls have proven themselves in ship engineering and have been certified by international classification societies for decades. They consist of a wide range of control elements and visualization tools for the navigation. A modular design makes them ideal for all ship sizes, from yachts to cruise ships. They sensitively control all common ship propulsion systems. This complete solution is suitable for both new builds and replacement of existing controls. In over 80 countries, marine technology experts support engine manufacturers and shipyards in designing and commissioning these complete systems.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the Rexroth brand name, the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling, and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for Mobile Applications, Machinery Applications and Engineering, Factory Automation and Renewable Energies. The company provides customized solutions tailored to the needs and specifications of each individual market. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces, and sells components and systems in over 80 countries. As part of the Bosch Group, Bosch Rexroth and its 38,400 associates generated approximately 6.4 billion euros ($8.9 billion) in revenue in 2011.

To learn more, please visit www.boschrexroth-us.com .

In the U.S., Canada and Mexico, the Bosch Group manufactures and markets automotive original equipment and aftermarket products, industrial drives and control technology, power tools, security and communication systems, packaging technology, thermotechnology, household appliances, solar energy, healthcare telemedicine and software innovations. Having established a regional presence in 1906, Bosch employs over 22,500 associates in more than 100 locations, with sales of $9.8 billion in fiscal year 2011, per preliminary figures. For more information, visit www.boschusa.com .

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, more than 300,000 associates generated sales of 51.4 billion euros ($71.5 billion) in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal year 2011. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent more than 4 billion euros ($5.5 billion) for research and development in 2011, and applied for over 4,100 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial. Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com .

 

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