Our Haptic Controls

By integrating force-feedback technology in our maritime controls, we lead the way in sustainable maritime operations. Our tech enhances operator-vessel interaction for operations that are safer, more efficient, and environmentally friendly, promoting reduced emissions and fuel consumption.

Smart-Ship currently offers a range of fully type-approved haptic-feedback control levers for maritime manoeuvring applications: the Throttle and Bow Thruster levers, Azimuth lever and Tiller lever.

In combination with the Haptic Control Algorithm, any kind of information from a (3rd party) information system can be translated into an intuitive and actionable advice.

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Environmentally friendly

Fuel Savings

Increased Safety

Decreased OPEX

Future-proof

Enabling Electrification & Green Shipping

Insight in Operator Performance

Remote & Semi-Autonomous Ready

Customisable

Custom branding

Unlimited functionalities

Programmable LED indicators

Environmentally friendly

Fuel Savings

Increased Safety

Decreased OPEX

Future-proof

Enabling Electrification & Green Shipping

Insight in Operator Performance

Remote & Semi-Autonomous Ready

Customisable

Custom branding

Unlimited functionalities

Programmable LED indicators

The Smart-Ship HUB is the multi-functional gateway between the controls, the vessel, the operator and the cloud. The HUB can source data from any system onboard the vessel in any format and transfer this securely to the cloud for visualisation and analysis. Next to that, the HUB can function as a gateway for remote service and maintenance. The HUB can also enable advanced haptic functionalities by sourcing data from the vessel directly and transferring that into actionable haptic feedback. Finally, the HUB can be equipped with additional IO to accommodate screens, buttons or other HMIs.

Added value of the HUB

Remote Servicing

  • Remote installation
  • Remote updates
  • Remote expert service

Data Dashboard

  • Fleet overview and benchmarking
  • Energy and performance analysis
  • System health indications
  • Reporting
  • Long term trend detection

Additional haptic functionalities

  • Connect any data source on the vessel directly to the haptic controls

 

Additional HMI interfaces

  • Possibility to add screens, buttons or any other HMI directly to the HUB.

Throttle

The most versatile lever for throttling operations in the market: This lever is fully type-approved and can be used on bridge and open deck due to the IP56 rating. A Standard or Bow Thruster layout can be provided for single or dual thruster operation, with custom branding (upon request), as well as various (redundant) sensor outputs.

Azimuth

A top-notch control lever with full range of motion. The Azimuth lever is type approved and can be provided with various (redundant) sensor output options for both directions, as well as custom operating ranges. The LED indicators are dimmable and can be fully customised and the lever can be branded to your desire.

Tiller

Our Rotary controller providing with full range of motion for all your control applications. Making it ideal for rudder, winch, and backup propulsion control. This Type-approved lever comes with an IP56 rating for open deck applications, as well as various (Redundant) sensor outputs and custom branding options.

Type Approval Certificate

Applications

Aboard your ship

Smart-Ship’s universal installation capability allows seamless integration of their products on any ship, adapting to diverse maritime needs. Their skilled technicians employ a modular and flexible approach, ensuring compatibility with vessels of varying sizes and specifications. From cargo ships and ferries to yachts and tugboats, Smart-Ship’s commitment to adaptable installations guarantees a smooth and efficient upgrade for every ship.

Smart-Ship’s products are also a great way to enable remote controlled shipping. Through Smart-Ship’s innovative technology, captains and crew can manage navigation, propulsion, and critical systems from a centralised location, ensuring a new era of smart and remotely-controlled maritime operations. By implementing Smart-Ship’s force-feedback controls in remote control stations the operators’ remote situational awareness is significantly increased by receiving feedback on distances to object, thruster characteristics and safety warnings.

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Sustainable operations

Together with partner D&A Electric, Smart-Ship is bringing a sustainable maritime future a little closer. By providing operators with feedback on how to make optimal use of D&A Electric’s innovative hybrid drivetrain technology, it becomes even easier to meet new regulations, lower emissions and reduce OPEX!

Next to that we are able to link our levers to any kind of traditional or alternative method of propulsion, enabling the operator to always use the system in an optimal way, whether the vessels uses conventional, electric, hybrid, fuel-cell or wind-assisted propulsion.

Smart-Ship started by developing a system where data from both horizontal and vertical acceleration sensors mounted on small fast ships were used as an input for our haptic algorithm. Using this data, the algorithm provides real time dynamic feedback on the wave impacts and vibration dose. The operator is provided with a speed advice in the throttle lever that is generated on the basis of the predetermined safety limits.

Next to that we have expanded our system to be linked to an array of sensor data relating to water depth, GPS-location and obstacle detection, allowing us to provide operators with real-time actionable feedback regarding the safety of their operations.

Furthermore, we developed a module that allows operators to always be aware of the action radius and the optimal cruising speed of their vessel by communicating a reference point in the throttle lever. This leads to both reliable and efficient operations on tight time tables while maximizing the action radius of your vessel.

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Our controls are:

Enviromently friendly

Increased Safety, Fuel Savings, Decreased OPEX

Customisable

Unlimited functionalities, Custom branding, Programmable LED indicators

Future-proof

Insight in Operator Performance, Enabling Electrification & Green Shipping, Remote & Semi-Autonomous Ready

Smart-Ship controls can be installed on any vessel, new built or retro-fit.

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Smart-ship controls are designed to be compatible with any vessel configuration, whether hybrid, conventional, or alternative. Do you want to know what we can do for you?