Power range up to 55 kW
The Elbow Thruster is a variant of the Veth tunnel bow thruster. The greatest difference is that the Elbow Thruster is suitable for smaller power ranges up to 55 kW.
Simplicity is key
The advantages of the Elbow Thruster are similar to those of the Veth tunnel bow thruster. The innovative aspect of the Elbow Thruster is that simplicity served as the basis for the development. The lack of gearbox has resulted in a more attractive price tag.
Advantages of the Elbow Thruster
A drive shaft with a propeller is placed in the curved tunnel at an angle. At the top of the tunnel an electric or hydraulic motor is mounted, which drives the rotation of the shaft in 2 turning directions (Port and Starboard). This causes the water to be pushed to Port/Starboard.