Voith – Schneider Propeller

The Intelligent Propulsion System for Safe Shipping

The Voith Schneider Propeller (VSP) combines propulsion and steering in one unit. This unique vessel propulsion solution was developed 90 years ago by Austrian engineer Ernst Schneider. Today Voith Schneider Propellers are in use all over the world wherever precise, safe and efficient maneuvering is of the essence.

Voith provides propulsion sytems tailored to a wide range of applications:

  • Yachts
  • Ferries and Passenger Ships
  • Offshore Oil and Gas
  • Special Ships
  • Tug Boats

The VSP principle is strikingly simple and fascinating at the same time

With the VSP, magnitude and direction of thrust can be set stepless and as necessary. A circular disk with movable and controllable blades installed at a 90 degree angle to the disk rotates at the vessel bottom.

The magnitude of thrust is determined by the rotational speed of the disk; the blade angle determines the direction of thrust. A perfect propulsion system for precise maneuvering, even under adverse conditions.

Voith Schneider Propeller Types and Dimensions.

Also see Voith’s Inline Thruster and Inline Propulsor.

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