005-11 Lohr, 2011-01-22

Everything at a Glance - Thanks to Excellent Connections

The Marex OS II control system

The Marex OS II control system can be operated via a Yacht Controller wireless remote - a convenient solution for ship captains

Rexroth and Yacht Controller make docking even easier for ship captains: a newly designed standard interface between the Marex OS II remote control system and the Yacht Controller wireless remote now provides an additional practical docking function. Boat pilots can now choose the best vantage point to gain an optimum overview of the navigation situation. With complete ease of use and fine-tuned maneuvering capabilities.

The driving impulse for the development and implementation of the standard interface was the frequently voiced demand for remote operation capabilities, especially in the pleasure boat market. Based in Milan, Yacht Controller S.r.l. offers end users its well established wireless remote controller. The newly designed standard interface enables a simple, reliable connection to the proven Rexroth remote control system Marex OS II.

Yacht Controller and Rexroth developed the interface as a collaborative effort. It is simply registered by the control system as an additional station. The Yacht Controller can access the gearbox via the interface; it can be activated with an existing trolling valve and coupling occurs with the pre-adjusted slack.

Secure interaction between the two systems was a key consideration for the R&D departments at both companies: in the event of power failure or a serious error signal from the Yacht Controller, a separate signaling line ensures the activation of other control stations for changing command to one of them. Yacht Controller expanded its remote controller to include two radio channels, thus further increasing the reliability of radio transmission.

As a manufacturer of remote control systems for nearly all motorized maritime vessels – from yachts to classified workboats – Rexroth is well established as a provider of reliable, technically mature solutions that also chart new courses in terms of design. Marex OS II is only one example of the company’s maritime expertise.

Bosch Rexroth AG is one of the world’s leading specialists in the field of drive and control technologies. Under the brand name of Rexroth the company supplies more than 500,000 customers with tailored solutions for driving, controlling and moving. Bosch Rexroth is a partner for industrial applications and factory automation, mobile applications and using renewable energies. As The Drive & Control Company, Bosch Rexroth develops, produces and sells components and systems in more than 80 countries. In 2009 Bosch Rexroth part of the Bosch Group, achieved sales of around 4.1 billion Euro with 34,200 employees.

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