Gorinchem, 6 May 2020 - On the 10th of April ADS van Stigt received an order for the supply of a selectable reducer gear from Machinefabriek Padmos of Stellendam. Only three weeks later the reducer gear was ready for shipment to Ireland to be fitted by a local yard.
The reducer gear was intended for the fisherman “Sancta Maria” to be combined with a new main engine. To produce the same propeller shaft speed with the new 691 kW @ 1406 rpm Mitsubishi S6R2-T2MPTAW main engine a change of reducer gear was required. The existing Masson W8200 NR was taken out, and the new selectable Masson MM W7400 NR reducer gear was installed.
The new reducer gear is fitted with a type 3 PTO, two selectable hydraulic pump outputs and a live output for the shaft generator.
“This project was unique in that we were able to modify a reducer from our stock in such a way that is was a perfect fit for the installation, including the correct gear ratio, and the correct connection for the existing Renou Dardel adjustable propeller installation. The reducer gear was extensively tested, and painted in Padmos green. All within three weeks after receiving the order” tells Danny Rijckevorst, Sales Engineer at ADS van STIGT.