In submarines, electrical auxiliaries are used to power units like pumps, fans, and compressors. If DC machines are used for this purpose, for example, they require a great deal of space, extensive maintenance, and are expensive to operate. Modern permanent-magnet (PM) synchronous machines with variable-frequency control via a suitable, highly efficient drive power converter can offer significant advantages in terms of efficiency and maintenance in an integrated system. In close cooperation with our project partner, VINCORION has developed a solution with optimized system technology and acoustics that stands out thanks to its outstanding efficiency, small size, zero maintenance, and low costs.
As a systems provider, VINCORION offers a solution with a PM drive unit (PM synchronous machine and power converter) that features the advantages of a compact design and infinitely variable control of the process variables, while at the same time offering outstanding acoustic and magnetic properties. Users benefit from high drive and system efficiencies – the hotel load can be effectively reduced, significantly increasing the submerged cruising range of conventional submarines.
Wear and tear, for example of carbon brushes, does not occur thanks to the technology, so maintenance is reduced to a minimum. The power converters are equipped with an intuitive control panel so that they can also be controlled locally and can be adapted to a large number of different tasks via simple parameterization.
Variable-speed PM drive units from VINCORION represent a quantum leap for system suppliers and users of auxiliary drives for submarines. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you want us to adapt the system to other areas of application.