Azimuth thruster (Rexpeller)
Rexpeller, the "King of Propellers," is the name of Kawasaki's outstanding line of azimuth thrusters.
A fully azimuth-steerable thruster, the Rexpeller works as a propulsor and a rudder all in one.
Since 1983 Kawasaki has been a leading supplier of azimuth thrusters, providing its Rexpeller for a wide array of vessels, from tugboats to cable layers, and other workboats as well as offshore vessels like drillships, supply boats and more.
Since the propeller rotates 360 degrees around its vertical axis, the thruster can perform double duty, propelling as well as steering a vessel.
Able to generate thrust in any direction, the Rexpeller not only delivers excellent maneuverability but maintains superior positional accuracy as well. The crash astern function significantly shortens a vessel's stopping distance.
•Extensive product line
Wide range of input power to meet virtually any vessel specifications
Input power: up to 5,500 kW
High-efficiency duct, small pod and large-diameter propeller generate stronger bollard thrust.
•Low vibration and low noise
A skewed propeller design and vortex eliminator minimize vibration and noise.
•Easy installation and maintenance
Compact design with built-in clutch and hydraulic components
•Built lightweight but tough
Component designs optimized with the latest in finite element method (FEM) analysis
•Available with controllable pitch propeller (CPP) or fixed pitch propeller (FPP)
•Can be installed with either L or Z drive configuration
Highly accurate control via easy operation
Works with navigational devices and positioning systems to enable autopilot and dynamic positioning
Can be coupled to protective devices such as automatic load control (ALC) and overload protection (OLP) systems (for CPP)
We Offer an extensive range of azimuth thrusters for various types of vessels.
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Can be linked to any prime mover
The thruster can be linked to any prime mover whether it be a diesel engine or an electric (vertical or horizontal) motor.
Can be installed in an offset configuration.