Wärtsilä Control upgrade for gearbox starters

A gearbox controller malfunction can lead to unexpected maintenance and long repair periods, resulting in high operational costs and lost revenue from off-hire. Wärtsilä is committed to supporting you throughout the entire lifecycle of the supplied equipment and maximising the useable life of your assets. That’s why we designed a control upgrade for our now obsolete FX1S-type Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) for gearbox standby pump starters. This is a 1:1 hardware replacement with order-specific converted software.

    • Ensure reliable and trouble-free operation for Wärtsilä gearbox pump starters
    • Hardware that is a 1:1 replacement to ensure quick, trouble-free replacement
    • Minimised disruption to vessel operation with fast two-week delivery lead time and commissioning time of approximately one day per controller
    Technical info
    • The upgrade is applicable to gearbox standby pump starters with an FX1S type PLC in marine, offshore, special and merchant vessels.
    • The gearbox standby pump starter is located close to the gearbox, while the controller is situated inside a control cabinet.
    • To minimise cost, the replacement controller has the same physical dimensions as the existing unit, meaning that the existing cabinet, cabling and panels can be retained.

    Wärtsilä gearboxes (PRT GE-SV, GE-SH, GE-TH)

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