Propulsion control at the tip of your finger

Propulsion control gives the operator a clear picture of the propulsors and thrusters in use at the time. The Lilaas propulsion levers are designed for the operation of multiple propulsion engines or motors. They can also be used for bow and stern thruster control. The control levers are small, robust and reliable and they are suitable for every kind of vessel.

Lilaas propulsion levers are designed for electronic control and come equipped with potentiometers and micro-switch contacts. A combination with a signal amplifier is often made. All operator functions for the propulsor 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, Profibus and Profinet signals emitted by a special Lilaas interface unit
  • other outputs: in consultation with Elma Components

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For more than five decades Lilaas has been the innovative leader in designing levers for ships, boats, barges, yachts and other types of vessels. The propulsion levers are made in Norway and feature sleek and ergonomic designs. The company is continuously looking for opportunities to further improve its solutions for propulsion control. By listening to the ever evolving needs of customers, Lilaas is challenged to come up with new and innovative solutions and control units.

Integration & automation of propulsion levers. Turnkey solutions by Elma

  • Propulsion levers from Lilaas 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 or to the ship’s PLC. This integration leads to an electronic shaft control system (AESS). As part of Elma’s turn-key approach the complete system will be functional factory tested (with or without class and/or customer in attendance). If desired, the system can also be installed and commissioned in situ by Elma engineers.
  • 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 propulsion control levers.


Related terms: propulsion control lever, Lilaas propulsion, control ship propulsion, lever ship’s propulsion, propulsion controller, propulsion handle, propulsion control unit