Product News: Controls & Controllers
Electronic Control System suits commercial marine applications.
Press Release Summary:
August 27, 2010 - Providing electronic shift and throttle, EVC-D Electronic Vessel Control System features push-button panel where driver can select cruise control, single-lever mode, low-speed mode, power trim assistant, and throttle only. Controls are for all Volvo Penta propulsion systems, including IPS, sterndrive, and inboard shaft. With single-lever mode activated, all engines are handled with one lever and engines' rpm is automatically synchronized, minimizing both vibration and noise.
Original Press Release
More Functionality: New Electronic Vessel Control System
Press release date: August 20, 2010
Handling twin engines with port and starboard lever is sometimes a tricky business. With the new single-lever mode activated, all engines are handled with one lever (the one the driver chooses). This makes it much easier to fine-tune engine speed, especially since the new controls offer a steady hand rest. Single-lever mode also automatically synchronizes the engines' rpm. This greatly reduces both vibrations and noise. It is available at any engine speed and is easily turned on or off with the function button on the control. Cruise control
Cruise control on a boat might seem superfluous, but there are some great benefits with this Volvo Penta option: all engines are automatically synchronized to run and hold the same rpm. The driver can then change the chosen rpm in small increments with a +/- button on the front of the new control. In practice, this means very relaxed and safe driving with the hand rested on the control and fingertip command of engine speed with the button. The function is equally useful at low and high speeds. While driving where there is a speed limit, adjusting to the exact limit is now much easier. And at high speed, the driver can find the most relaxing rpm and fine-tune for the best fuel economy, checked on the Volvo Penta trip computer. EVC-D for the whole range
The new EVC-D is fully classified and approved for commercial operations. Installation is very easy with the HCU integrated in the control unit, which radically reduces the amount of wiring and also enhance reliability. EVC-D is standard for the whole Volvo Penta commercial range: IPS, Inboard and sterndrive. For further information, please contact Åke Edman, AB Volvo Penta, phone: +46 (0) 31 3225190, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org