The retractable range uses components from the standard azimuth thruster range and provides fast hydraulic lifting and lowering of the unit, enabling it to retract into the hull when not in use, reducing the vessel’s drag.
The UL models are designed for horizontal drive with automatic drive shaft disconnection system. ULE models are designed for vertical drive Both are available with CP or FP propellers. The lifting and lowering is activated by a push button on the bridge Unlocking/locking in position and the engagement cfthe drive shaft coupling is automatic Drive shaft arrangement A complete assembly with a solid shaft including bearings and a remote controlled clutch and a flexible coupling for prime mover.
More retractable hydraulic azimuthing thruster can be offered,pls contact us for more details.