This project consisted of redesign and retrofit of a fluid swivel and top-end hinge support for a pair of 500-hp omni-directional ship’s thrusters. The thrusters were used for dynamic positioning of a 185′ research vessel. The fluid swivel supported 6000 psi hydraulic pressure and included a pair of 2-inch primary flow ports plus case return and position feedback sensor.
These 50-hp, 5000-psi hydraulic thrusters were custom designed for on-water propulsion and dynamic positioning of an amphibious aircraft. They provide 360° continuous azimuth capability with heading feedback for integration with the satellite navigation system. Special features support manual through-hatch deployment and attachment.
This device is designed to dispense high strength magnets used in the assembly of OEM automotive components. The Dispenser reliably separates individual magnets from a stack and presents them for ready access by the machine operator. The design virtually eliminates jamming and misfeeds common to the hardware it was designed to replace. A locking magazine supports material tracking and control requirements.