Wärtsilä NACOS TRACKPILOT Platinum
Wärtsilä NACOS TRACKPILOT Platinum

Automated steering for safe, optimised vessel navigation and reduced crew workload.


The strive for efficiency, increasing traffic and larger vessels lead to a demand greater than ever for highly accurate automated steering to optimize vessel performance whilst reducing the crew workload.

Wärtsilä successfully combines decades of experience in heading and track control with the benefits of modern platform technologies and innovative user centred design. Thus we can provide navigators with a reliable co-pilot for the most demanding navigational situations.

The TRACKPILOT comprises an interface to the vessel’s steering and propulsion system and a computer that runs the control algorithm. Both devices are connected to the Platinum redundant ethernet backbone. This architecture allows operation of the TRACKPILOT from multiple operator stations, always conveniently in reach for the navigator.

The optional SPEEDPILOT allows automatic execution of the optimal speed profile scheduled for the voyage. The resulting reduced workload and in-time arrival capability contributes to a safe and efficient voyage execution.

Key benefits

  • Fully integrated TRACK Control Solution
  • Unique SPEED Control Mode
  • Operation from multiple workstations and locations
  • Option for redundant installation

All features

Heading Mode

In Heading Mode the TRACKPILOT steers with with a pre-set heading. Wind and current influences are not corrected.

Course Mode

In Course Mode the TRACKPILOT steers with a pre-set course. Wind and current are considered and a drift correction angle will be calculated.

Track Mode

In Track Mode the TRACKPILOT steers with a sequence of waypoints. Wind and current are considered and a drift correction angle will be calculated.

Anchor Control Mode

This Mode keeps the ship’s heading and within user defined limits during anchor operation by extending the TRACKPILOT interface to actuate the ship’s stern transversal thruster or an azimuth Thruster.

Speed Mode

The SPEEDPILOT Mode offers additional automatic execution of the speed pattern of a pre-planned Route. It allows constant Speed or constant RPM operation, Speed Profile Mode with individual Speeds per Route segment or Arrival Mode, where Speed is automatically adjusted to meet a set arrival Time. Following SPEEDPILOT modes are available: • Set Lever Mode • Set RPM Mode • Set Speed Mode (SOG or STW) • Arrival Time Mode • Planned Speed Mode

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