Rhiannon Ballard This Week in Technology Raymarine Evolution Autopilot
Raymarine has created a “drive
wire” autopilot system that has been approved for use with SeaStar Solution’s electronic steering system. Optimus EPS, one of SeaStar’s program,
provides power steering, while Optimus 360 adds 360 degrees of maneuvering capability through the use of a joystick. The autopilot system connects directly to the Optimus systems to deliver on-point course keeping and simple operation. The Evolution program uses Automagic calibration and Dockside wizard. Hella Commercial Lighting The Commercial Vessel Lighting catalog from Hella marine offers a closer look to their advanced transport lighting. Hella uses the latest LED technology. The Commercial Vessel Lighting List shows, in detail, the advantages of LED product for marine vessels. Their lighting
provides efficiency while improving safety. All Hella Marine’s lights offer UV and impact
resistance, an IP67 rating, a five year warranty, and electromagnetic compatibility. Hydraulic Tester by STAUFF
STAUFF’s new SDMKR reversible flow device accurately monitors hydraulic components,
allowing measurements of pressure, temperature, and flow to occur simultaneously. This allows captains in the wheelhouse to monitor the performance of valves and pumps in the engine room. This device can be installed in both return and pressure lines. Burst discs protect the machine from accidental overpressure. When this pressure is exceeded, the discs break and oil is transported through a bypass. Deluxe Flotation Jacket This jacket, offered by Absolute Outdoor, Inc. combines the safety of a life jacket with the warmth of a normal jacket. The jacket is lined with foam, which helps keep the wearer comfortable and creates 15.5 pounds of buoyancy. It also boasts SOLAS-grade reflective material for visibility. Immersion Suit Also offered by Absolute Outdoor, Inc. is an immersion suit, which allows for increased visibility in the water through the use of a yellow inflatable pillow, face mask, and ankle adjustments. The arms are also articulated to allow extra movement. There is a Neoprene pocket and attachment point to fit personal locator lights.