VEEM Releases New Gyro Stabilizer Model VG145
VEEM Limited, Australian manufacturer of VEEM Gyro roll stabilizer, announces the release of a new model to add to its range of anti-roll gyro stabilizers.
The new model is called the VEEM Gyro 145 (or VG145) and is an evolution from the VG120 model. The VG145 is 20% more powerful in stabilizing effect than the VG120 model, but contained within exactly the same envelope size and weight as the VG120, making the stabilizing torque density of this product a real game changer for motor yachts around 30m (100’) in length.
The VG145 has been enabled by new bearing technology that has allowed VEEM to spin the flywheel in the gyro stabilizer 20% faster whilst maintaining excellent service life, and drawing no more power from the vessel it is installed in. With internal space in a luxury motor yacht becoming ever more valuable, this improvement in stabilizing torque density offers shipbuilders and yacht owners more for less. The VG145 is Heavy Duty and has been engineered for use in demanding applications like commercial workboats and fast crew transfer vessels, as well as for duty in Superyachts.
A key development focus for this product was capture the increased performance whilst maintaining exceptional service life and long intervals between over-haul, without increasing the size or weight of the new model over the VG120. In order to do this VEEM has made judicious material substitutions for critical components. The base frame structure is now 100% machined from high strength marine grade solid aluminium plate.
The VEEM Gyro stabilizers are an amazing device that bolts into the vessel’s hull. There are no protrusions through the hull into the water. The device utilizes the gyro-dynamics of a high-speed steel flywheel spinning in a vacuum controlled chamber. The VEEM Gyro units deliver their massive roll stabilizing torques whilst producing almost no noise or vibration. Early installations have even been successfully located beneath guest cabin beds.
The VEEM Gyro product range is suitable for installation on luxury motor yachts,defense and paramilitary patrol vessels, naval mine-hunters, fast crew transfer vessels serving the expanding offshore windfarm industry, and commercial offshore supply and workboats.
VEEM Limited is an Australian based high-technology marine propulsion and stabilization system manufacturer serving the global luxury motor yacht, military, fast ferry, commercial workboat and tournament fishing boat industries. Operating from a 10500m2 facility in Perth, Western Australia since 1968, the company was responsible for the very successful patented Interceptor propeller technology that allows the effective pitch of VEEM propellers to be altered, without even slipping the vessel. In addition to its product offerings, VEEM also manufactures stabilizing fins for the US Navy LCS vessel program, Austal Ships fast ferries, and both the Australian Naval and Customs Service Patrol Boat fleets. The VEEM Gyro is the company’s most recent innovative marine product development.