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Veth Propulsion develops and produces various types of rudder propellers from 50 kW up to 3MW. The type of rudder propeller that best suits your needs depends on factors such as the type of vessel you have and any other requirements you may have. Does your vessel have little draft and you want 360 degree manoeuvrability? If so the Veth Z-drive is a good solution, Veth Propulsion will customize the thruster to your specific needs.
Advantages of the Z-drive (compared to a conventional system)
Horizontal vs. Vertical (Z-drive vs L-drive)
In the case of electric and hydraulic units, you can also choose for a vertical drive: the Veth L-drive. Here, the motor is mounted vertically and the upper gearbox with optional clutch is eliminated. The integrated steering transmission, however, is the same as on a Z-drive. An advantage of an L-drive is that, in the absence of a gear transmission, the resulting efficiency is higher than the one of a Z-drive.
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