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Alpha Marine Systems Rides Rising Economic Tide
January 28, 2018
PDF 3000 Manuals Now available on line.
MODEL 3000 GENERATION 10 UPGRADE
Over 4000 Upgrades and counting!
Over 4000 customers have taken advantage of this terrific way to keep their Autopilot current.
Over the years technology changes and this is a very cost effective way of keeping your system in step with the latest that technology has to offer.
Because of its popularity we will continue upgrading existing 3000 control units to the BRAND NEW GENERATION 10 configuration for only $895.00.
Please contact the service Department for details.
Introducing the PHASE IV compass
Alpha Marine as the world leader in producing high accuracy flux gate compasses for commercial as well as military applications is proud to introduce our PHASE IV autopilot compass.
The PHASE IV compass builds upon the servo technology proven in our Spectra and 3000 systems that has allowed vessels to go virtually everywhere there are navigable waters, even to very high magnetic latitudes where most compasses fail to offer acceptable performance. The PHASE IV compasses also offer our unique "Hydro-Stasis" damping which obviates the need for subsequent signal processing to remove the errors produced by vessel roll and pitch and provide the ultra fast response necessary to accurately maintain heading even in down wind conditions.
PHASE IV compasses are available as retrofit for both our 3000 and Spectra pilots at a cost of $895.00 and are now standard equipment on all new pilots.
The PHASE IV compasses include a two year warranty
Virtual Rudder Position
While not having to install a sensor at the rudder makes an autopilot easier and less expensive to install, recent research has shown that there is no substitute for an actual rudder position sensor. If there are no asymmetric rudder loads, the vessel is equally easy to steer both to port and to starboard, the rudder position can be modeled in the control processor.
However, if there is any asymmetry such as weather helm the processor is no longer able to accurately model the position and autopilot performance degrades rapidly.
All of our current pilot models feature a close coupled position sensor which allows the tightest most accurate steering possible.
All of our Ball Screw linear Drives have the sensor built into the drive itself making the installation much easier, since there are no extra sensors to install, and ensuring the very best heading control.
RoHS and WEEE
Because of how our products are built and installed the autopilots built by Alpha Marine Systems Inc. are exempt from the requirements of RoHS and WEEE.
As good stewards of the environment we do offer to provide for the disposal and treatment or recovery of any equipment of our manufacture that is returned to us, freight prepaid, for disposal.
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