001-12 Lohr, 2012-01-21

Emergency Stop Ensures Safety on Ships - Rexroth offers an emergency stop device for classified and non-classified ships

The switch unit is easy to operate and the design blends in with any bridge.

The switch unit is easy to operate and the design blends in with any bridge.

Emergency stop devices are prescribed on all control stations and on the engine in classified ships. The directives for this function are strict, as this is the only way to ensure that machines respond reliably and directly in emergency situations. Rexroth equips classified ships with this function. The company also offers class-compliant equipment for non-classified ships of all sizes.

As a manufacturer-independent system, the emergency stop function from Rexroth can be used in engines of different makes and with various safety systems. Depending on the system, it uses various technological principles, such as a switchable resistor or diodes for wire break monitoring.

This device is wired independently of the alarm system and remote control for each individual engine. As a result, users can be sure that malfunctions in other areas will not affect the emergency stop function. It is also protected against accidental operation.

The emergency stop can be integrated in ships with multiple control stations using a cascading principle.

On request, the emergency stop can be pre-configured for use with the Marex OS II remote control and / or Marex AMC alarm and monitoring system, or supplied together with the respective system. This way, the user benefits from an integrated Rexroth system that blends in perfectly and ensures an attractive bridge design.

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 34,900 associates generated approximately 5.1 billion euros in revenue in 2010.

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The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. In the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology, some 285,000 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in fiscal 2010. For 2011, the company forecasts sales of more than 50 billion euros and a headcount of a good 300,000 by the end of the year. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 350 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 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 3.8 billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

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