Caterpillar Marine has revealed new wheelhouse displays and started delivering its new engine series for workboats
The US-based company unveiled its CMD series of wheelhouse displays, Cat CMD5 with a 5-in display, CMD8 and CMD13 which has a 13.3-in display, to monitor engine parameters on vessels.
Caterpillar said these second-generation Cat marine displays can seamlessly integrate with other bridge technology, are type-approved and environmentally sealed to be waterproof for a wide range of temperature conditions. With multiple graphic skin options for displaying engine information in different environments, they have Modbus support for monitoring multi-engine applications in a single display including IT camera support enabling visual monitoring of the engineroom from the helm.
“Marine vessel operation should be simple, and the controls operators use should enable a seamless interaction,” said Caterpillar marine product development manager for control systems Adnan Kadribasic.
CMD variants provide operators easy access to current operating data and alarms for engines with configurable screens and a wide selection of languages.
Caterpillar has also started delivering its new Cat C32B 2433 engines with almost 1,800 kW of power. These are part of the C32B product line, which will be available as 12-cylinder engines in a range of power options from 1,340 kW to 1,790 kW.
Caterpillar developed this series with low noise and vibration levels for various operations, such as for new vessel and repower projects or as generator sets.
C32B is a high-power density V-12 engine capable of powering motor yachts and workboats. It is compliant with US Environmental Protection Agency Tier 3 and IMO III emissions requirements for diesel engines.
Cat C32B 2433 engines will be available to order in Q4 2021, with production expected to begin in mid-2022.
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