MAN Diesel & Turbo presents a new high-efficient VBS propeller generation on their stand in Hamburg. A VBS Mk 5 version of the Alpha Controllable Pitch Propellers, which has been developed on the basis of the industry’s state-of-the-art design tools combined with the company’s vast experience accumulated from more than 7,000 propellers.
The new programme is designed to propel a wide range of different ship types with CP (controllable pitch) Propellers – customised to match their individual operational requirements, power modes and optimising points. The new VBS Mk 5 generation consists of a complete range – a total of 20 new hub sizes, which are handling outputs from 1,000 and up to 40,000 kW. The new range spans from hub diameters of 600 mm and up to 2,150 mm – distributed on three series designs: S (small, 600-940 mm), M (medium, 1,020-1,550 mm) and L (large, 1,640-2,150 mm).
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