Azimuth Levers for propulsion & dynamic positioning

The azimuth lever from Lilaas is the most reliable and has the highest quality of its kind. The compact, rugged and multifunctional control unit is made in Norway and comes with a sleek and ergonomic design. It simply and safely controls the azimuth of every type of vessel.

Lilaas azimuth control levers are designed for electronic control. They are equipped with potentiometers and micro-switch contacts, combinable with signal amplifiers. All operator functions for the thruster can be collected in one device: setpoint, feedback indication, emergency stop, control position indication, start/stop buttons or other project dependant functions.

Available outputs:

  • standard potentiometer output: 5KOhm (per axis)
  • a 4 – 20 mA signal from signal amplifier
  • CANbus-signal emitted by a special Lilaas interface unit
  • other outputs: in consultation with Elma Components

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Integration & automation of Azimuth Levers. Turnkey solutions by Elma.

  • Lilaas’ azimuth levers can be equipped with drive motors for automatic synchronization in a multi-station system.
  • Elma offers custom-made panels and ceiling mounted indicators that display the feedback from the ship’s actuators.
  • In order to visualize the output from Lilaas control levers Elma offers customer-specific control panels, including built-in lever units, signal lamps, pushbuttons, indicators, buzzers and electronic dimmers.
  • Control panels can be connected to special Lilaas CAN-interface modules and/or PLC’s. This integration offers an electronic shaft control system (AESS). As part of Elma’s turn-key approach the system will be completely functional Factory tested (with or without class and/or customer in attendance). If desired, the system can be installed and commissioned in situ.
  • Maximizing the flexibility for on-board control and meeting the need for fixed control positions, Elma designs and builds class approved, radio remote control systems. These remote control systems integrate all control devices, including azimuth control levers.

For over six decades Lilaas has been the innovative leader in designing azimuth control units for ships, barges, yachts and other types of vessels. The company is continuously striving to further improve its azimuth solutions while thinking along with its customers. All mechanical parts are produced in the Lilaas factory in Norway. This enables customers to be sure of a high quality and of quick delivery times.

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