Esco Power has developed a complete Hybrid Electric Solution Package HESP. This package consists of a compact efficient electric motor, a complete electrical cabinet with installed frequency inverter, PLC and diesel engine control box. All hybrid functions are controlled and shown on a 7’’ or 15’’ touch screen.
A high quality lever head and mode select buttons give you an easy and perfect hybrid command. When choosing ‘diesel mode’, PHT clutch will be engaged and conventional way of diesel navigating is selected. Your lever leads you from idle to maximum diesel power and speed.
When choosing ‘electric mode’, PHT clutch will disengage diesel engine from driveline. Your lever gives full movement with E-power only, up to maximum allowed with the installed E-power. Allowing you to shut down the diesel engine.
When choosing ‘automatic mode’, you select a unique HESP operation mode : Your lever operates first with a limited movement in E-propulsion up to what is maximum allowed with E-power installed and then switches automatically, after synchronizing with diesel speed, to diesel power, and goes with continued lever movement up to maximum diesel power and speed.
When in diesel mode or in diesel operation, the generator mode can be selected to generate power to the batteries. When selecting marine gear override, you can generate power to the batteries at quay or at anchoring, keeping marine gear in neutral position.
Last but not least, the HESP system provides a Back-Up mode ! To secure operations, the hybrid system can be switched off and you can operate in the conventional way as emergency system.
Batteries, battery management system and shore connection can be offered in association with a battery specialist partner.
Of course, we can complete the solution package with a proper Twin Disc marine gear, preferably a QuickShift® model for the extremely soft and fast engagements.