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Efficient Steering with adaptive autopilot
With the latest development in adaptive technologies, the FURUNO Autopilot FAP-3000 provides an uncompareable quality in steering and control, with optimal routing and low fuel consumption as a result.
FAP-3000 is based on many years of experience in cost efficient and safe autopilot design. It is designed with a tiller on the control panel, where the navigator can directly change set-point, both heading and radius. The navigator is never in doubt, when an order is given due to the required actuation force of both tiller and push buttons.
The panel is designed with push buttons that has LED backlight and an LED lightbar above each button. The lightbar clearly indicates which mode is in use, so operation can be done safely.
To ensure the best experience and readability on the display at all times, the navigator can choose between day, dusk and night view.
FAP-3000 has two sets of adaptive modes to help with fuel efficiency and steering optimization. The Autopilot adapts its performance based on the choice made by the navigator.
Three options are available, depending on how tight the vessel needs to follow the set heading. Economy mode provides the most relaxed, fuel saving heading control by minimizing use of rudder movements.
Three options are available, depending on the vessel´s loaded condition. The Autopilot will automatically optimize the steering based on the chosen condition.
For comfortable and accessable steering at the navigator’s chair, an Armrest Panel is available, as well as a 5 inch vertical Armrest Display that can be built into the same front plate for a slim line control panel.
In order to ensure safety and avoid any possible confusion by the navigator, the Armrest Panel has similar layout and functional style as the autopilot control panel.
The autopilot can have up to 4 control panels onnected to the same AEU (Autopilot Electronic Unit) in case more panels are requested. n FAP-3000 new parameter settings can be uploaded directly to the Autopilot via USB key. It makes it quick and easy to make adjustments if needed.
FAP-3000 offers an improved human machine interface with extensive opportunities in its design and
functionality. Retrofitting from FAP-2000 to FAP-3000 does not require any console work, as the equipment is designed to fit into the existing cut-outs onboard. FURUNO can identify and deliver the correct Autopilot setup based on known ship data, making it as simple as possible for the crew onboard. This makes it cost efficient, while also minimizing the time needed to perform the retrofit.
Older/other Autopilots can be retrofitted to FAP-3000 by performing an observation of the existing system.
Advantages of retrofitting:
Besides Heading and Track control, FAP-3000 can be used in Course Mode which is a drift compensated heading control. No manual corrections are necessary, as the Autopilot automatically compensates or any drift by using the Gyro as dynamic reference and GPS signal as static reference to stay on course.
The navigator can plan changes ahead by programming next heading, next course or next radius which is stored in the Autopilot and ready to be executed. It is especially useful when navigating in narrow waters uch as the archipelagoes. When programming the next settings, the navigator can keep the actual settings available in the background and thereby be able to make an easy swap between modification of ongoing maneuvers and programming mode. The Autopilot control panel clearly and logically displays the step by step programming using the terminology “next” to avoid any possible confusion.
For dual rudder vessels, FAP-3000 can display the Toe angle on the control panel. When using Toe angle control of the rudders, it is possible to optimize the fuel consumption by avoiding loss of propulsion.
-15°C / +55°C
-15°C / +55°C
Tested up to 93% RH at 40°C
0,7g acc. to IEC 60945:2008
80 - 2000 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008
0,15 - 80 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008
0,15 MHz – 2000 MHz acc. to IEC 60945:2008
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