Surface drive presentation from France Helices without video
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1. SURFACE DRIVE SYSTEM (SDS) 2012.France Helices
2. About France Helices
Founded in 1977
The original Surface Drive System
Zinc anodes and accessories
01/26/12 3. Naval Engineering
Study, approval, solutions
Launching, sea trial upon request
01/26/12 4. Manufacturing
Having our own foundry with a capacity of 3.5 tons for NI-BR-AL, iron, bronze, manganese, stainless steel, aluminium materials, ensures that we can manufacture within a specific time limit and in doing so, achieve the utmost in quality.
Our workshop, equipped with a wide range of the latest technology, allows us to manufacture all kinds of parts conforming to ISO tolerance specifications and to operate under the watchful eye of quality control organizations.
France Helices production capacity allows the manufacture of shaft-lines up to 10 meters length, and CNC machine milling up to 4.5 X 2 X 1.6 meters.
01/26/12 5. Surface Drive System Advantages
15 % speed increase over stern drives
Tremendous steering capacity at high speed ( U-turn in less than 2 boat length)
The ability to use the boat in shallow water
The guaranty of performance
The reduction of maintenance cost (Especially over water jets)
The possibility to carry out general maintenance without requiring specialised engineers.
The small amount of spare parts to keep in the inventory
A world-wide assistance in 24 hours for spares or technicians.
01/26/12 6. Is a Surface Drive Advantageous for my Vessel?
It depends on the following factors:
Surface drives operate best at top speeds over 35 knots
Use of the vessel (Patrol, Interceptor, Dive, Ferry, Yacht)
Hull Type (Planning hull)
Gear Box type
01/26/12 7. The SDS Package
Each SDS surface drive is based on the same assembling principle.
The drive is a mechanical package that transmits the engine power to the propeller.
The SDS surface drive is composed of 7 main parts.
The steering cylinder
The trim cylinder unit
The lower sphere unit
The thrust box unit
01/26/12 8. SDS Diagram 01/26/12 9. France Helices SDS Sizes 01/26/12 10. SDS Weight Table 01/26/12 11. What makes the SDS different?
France Helices has over 100 years of propulsion experience
Every SDS is designed to meet an application and vessel target speed (Using our unique, sophisticated software).
Every project begins with a resistance calculation. France Helices is the only surface drive manufacturer that does this.
France Helices designs and manufactures our own propellers. No sub-contracting.
Highest possible quality of manufacture. All alloys are thoroughly tested and all units are computer and visually inspected multiple times before shipping.
01/26/12 12. Screw Selection
France Helices manufactures the proper screws for each SDS quoted
The screw is designed with the SDS
Vessel target speed tolerance is within 1%.
All propellers comply with ISO 484 Class S
01/26/12 13. Quality
Standard warranty is 12 months from date of vessel commissioning. A special extended 18-month warranty is available at minimal cost.
Propeller thrust 100% guaranteed.
Vessel speed (within 1%) guaranteed under certain conditions.
24 hour service.
01/26/12 14. Multiple control options 01/26/12 15. Class Approved 01/26/12 16. Comparison vs. Others 01/26/12 17. Locations Around the World 01/26/12 18. Contact Us
For a FREE, no-obligation quote, contact us:
01/26/12 France Helices Asia Marine Propulsion Pte., Ltd. 10 Anson Rd., #26-04 International Plaza Singapore 079903 Attn: John Miele +63-917-872-7988 [email_address] View our blog at:http://www.speedafloat.com