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Digitax ST Plus servo drives and servo motors from Control Techniques are being used to handle boats being cleaned using Italian company Imera Progetti’s automatic hull cleaning system.

The Corydoras hull washer was designed and produced for boat servicing company Morace Port Facility and Services, situated in Padova near Venice, and provides a ‘drive-through’ in-water hull cleaning service to remove algae, seaweed and crustaceans without the time and expense of a dry dock.

The system comprises a partially submerged load-bearing structure and a boat handling system and there is a range of cleaning brushes and rollers suitable for safely cleaning the hull and any additional structures such as stabilisers and rudders as well as propulsion components and propellers.

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Key benefits of product application

  • The Control Techniques drives are designed to provide the total on-board control of the washer’s multiple axes of movements, from the movement of the vessel through the washer at 1m/min to the precise movements of the brushes and rollers.
  • Each of the drives is fitted with an SM-Applications module and all are linked via Control Techniques’ own high-speed drive-to-drive communications system, which enables the synchronous transmission of a virtual master to all connected systems.
  • The brushless motors adopted have been specially customised for the application to provide protection from high ambient temperatures and the effects of marine corrosion.

Control Techniques

Control Techniques, an Emerson Industrial Automation company, is a world leader in the design, production and marketing of electronic variable speed drives for the control of electric motors. Our strategy is to concentrate on delivering drives and servo products that enhance the productivity of our customers’ machines and processes.

We operate through a global network of drive and application centres that both distribute product and add value by building our drive products into custom designed systems and by offering the highest levels of customer service.

Our Control Techniques drive centres also provide us with invaluable feedback and market intelligence so that we can further improve our products and service. This customer focused strategy will enable us to continue to grow profitably.

Our competitive edge is based on our unique focus on drives, our strength in research and development, our investment low-cost manufacturing and an effective worldwide marketing strategy.

Emerson Industrial Automation, a business of Emerson, is a global technology provider that enables productivity, efficiency and quality gains for customers across a spectrum of industries. Our products include alternators, electric motors and drives, electrical distribution devices and mechanical power transmission, fluid automation and ultrasonic joining solutions. Visit our website for more details.

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