ZF Marine Debuts ZF W10000 Transmission

Posted by Irina Tabakina

ZF Marine Propulsion kicked off day 1 of SMM 2014 in Hamburg by introducing the new workboat transmission family – ZF W 10000 – enhancing the range of ToughGear series transmissions. The new family is designed specifically for the commercial craft segment. “We spent a lot of time talking to the market, but more importantly, listening to the market,” said ZF Marine’s André Körner, Head of Product Line, Commercial and Fast Craft. “The W10000 is the direct result of market feedback.”
The W10000 is rated to 2,610kW (3,500hp) at 2,100rpm, and its compact design increases power density compared to the current offerings. Just as importantly, the W10000 represents a transmission family of a new generation based on our standardized platform for component sharing, with the aim of reducing complexity and increase service parts availability across various product families.
The new transmission is available at launch with ratios from 2.0:1 up to 7.9:1. “Here also we responded to market demand,” Körner said. “Our customers are requesting deeper ratios and the W10000 delivers.”
The transmission can be ordered in reversing, non-reversing and hybrid-ready (PTI) versions. W10000 transmissions also incorporate an integrated shaft brake, a 1,000kW (1,340hp) Top PTO, and has many accessories including ZF Autotroll available for various applications and vessels with dynamic positioning requirements.

ZF Extends Hybrid-ready Transmission Range

ZF Marine also introduced the ZF 3300 PTI transmission at SMM, which expands its product offering in it hybrid-ready product portfolio. Designed to be powered through standard diesel engine input, or via alternate power source through a Power Take In (PTI), this new transmission is designed as a hybrid-ready solution. The ZF 3300 PTI is designed with the flexibility in mind, ready to be integrated into a variety of hybrid vessel propulsion solutions. It is rated up to 1,940 kW (2,600 hp) at 2,450 rpm, with a wide range of basic ratios from 3.00 to 5.00 (incl. PTI ratio with spur gear up to 16.25). The transmission is available with a host of optional accessories, including Top, Live, and Pump PTO compatibility, as well as the optional trailing pumps.


(As published in the October 2014 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

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