MaK LESS Cuts Engine Installation Costs
State-of-the-art marine engines are increasingly dependent on electronic engine monitoring and control. By using the advanced MaK Large Engine Protection/Safety System (LESS), the time required for engine installation, commissioning and maintenance can be considerably reduced.
MaK LESS is available for the larger MaK long-stroke medium-speed marine engines, comprising the M 25 C, M 32 C and M 43 C series. At current the technology suits main engines driving a Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP). However, a version tailored to easing operations of multi-engine plants on large cruise vessels is underway. Advanced engine control box MaK LESS integrates different functions involved in engine monitoring and control by using just two small, resiliently mounted control boxes at the back of the engine.
MaK LESS technology as well as the advanced control cabinet allow for efficient testing, installation, commissioning and trouble-shooting of MaK marine engines. Even when all the monitoring and control tasks are integrated in a single device, both the control box and the control cabinet still rely on independent functional modules for flexible customisation. By using preassembled units which are connected via standardised bus systems, highest reliability and lowest cost can be achieved.
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