Prop.act. Ortlinghaus Quality.

Independent trolling solution.

  • Variation of propeller rotation at engine idling speed

  • Precise and safe manoeuvring

  • Pinpoint accuracy in any situation

  • Variation of propeller rotation at nominal speed

  • Precise and safe positioning

  • Self-sufficient, ready-to-install system solution

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Prop.act – our new shifting clutch system is a hydraulically actuated, wet-running clutch unit. It is a stand-alone system, wich is bottom mounted. Within the drive train it can be connected between two shaft ends of the cardan shafts for example.

Prop.act impresses with a series of technical innovations and advantages, which make it efficient and economical to use.

The Prop.act clutch system can be applied in hybrid propulsions between the E-engine and the diesel engine for example. In this case the power take off can't be used because a stand by pump has to be installed.

Essential Advantages.

Prop.act is a sophisticated end-to-end system, which, for example, allows complete installation of the rudder propellers in the ship. 

The clutch system is fixed to the ships bottom as a stand-alone solution.

The wet-running of the clutch ensures wear-free operation (within defined technical limits).

Integrated oil supply
The supply of pressure oil and cooling oil is integrated with a built-in oil tank. As a result, no separate pumps, valves and heat exchangers are required, which makes additionally piping and expensive installation superfluous. Cabling due to shipping standard. 

Defined drive interfaces enable simple assembly of the driveshaft through adjusted connection dimensions. 

The operation of Prop.act generates little noise. 

Integrated sensors
Built-in sensors produce all necessary signals for operation and monitoring.
This eliminates the need to install additional sensors and makes overall installation much easier.



Prop.act data

Tabelle technische Daten Prop.act EN

Prop.act control

Simple integration into vessel control systemProp.act Steuerung

With offer the Prop.act as a package complete with a controlsystem. In other words: Our customers do not have to bother with programming or actuation of the components and can completely rely on Ortlinghaus to do this. Integration of our controls in the vessel control system is straightforward and described on provided integration sheet.

The integrated display provides an overview of all of the necessary details concerning the conditions of the clutch, possible fault messages and also warnings, and it enables adjustment of the parameters.