PI 050-14n 2014-06-04

Ammersee Lake: Swedish technology in Bavarian nature

School vacation is travel time for families. One travel destination that combines nature and technology with one another is Ammersee Lake near Munich with its two paddle steamers. During a trip on the boat, passengers can enjoy nature in the Alpine foothills, making use of modern Swedish-German technology without even knowing it. The RMS Diessen, which was first inaugurated in 1908, and the RMS Herrsching, a paddle steamer which has been newly built for the first time in 70 years, both have an unusual drive technology. Diesel engines supply a hydraulics system that drives the paddles directly using two heavy-duty engines from Bosch Rexroth. The company from Franconia manufactures these engines in the Swedish Mellansel. The special advantage of these power packages: Hydraulic motors provide the full torque across the entire output range. Therefore, the ships don't need mechanical transmission units and react quickly to control orders.

Copyright image: Bosch Rexroth AG


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