Smartgyro introduces SG40 and SG80 gyro stabilisers

Gyro stabilisation technology company Smartgyro is introducing the SG40 and SG80.

The two advanced gyroscopic stabilisers are said to offer unique performance and maintenance benefits to boat owners and boatbuilders.

Smartgyro sales manager, Carlo Gazerro, says: “The SG40 and SG80 are the first in a complete range of gyroscopic stabilisers that has been meticulously designed to incorporate the key benefits that are crucial to boatbuilders and boatowners. The result is an efficient, highly sophisticated product that greatly improves on-board comfort for boaters and is easy to install and maintain. We aim to partner with OEMs to fit our units in new build boats, giving more people the option of experiencing life on-board with a gyroscopic stabiliser.”

Maximising roll reduction under every sea state and condition, the stabilisers combine mechanical, electronic and aesthetic technology to create a high-performance product with an extended operating life.

Notable design innovations include the high-speed rotating flywheel in a sealed, airless enclosure to minimise heat generation and reduce power consumption. The stabilisation capacity offered is due to efficient, precise control electronics equipped with algorithms that optimise the operating parameters in real time.

To prevent heat dissipation to the surrounding environment like some other stabilisers, Smartgyro units are liquid cooled, allowing high performance, long life of the bearings, and the ability to install the stabiliser even in the hottest places such as engine rooms without compromising performance, or adding cooling auxiliaries systems. A pressurised, closed loop braking system uses hydraulic cylinders and proportional valve, acting on the precession axis of the gyroscope in a dynamically controlled way to ensure the most efficient roll reduction.

The company says the advantage of the SG40 and SG80 is that all maintenance operations can be performed onboard, significantly reducing downtime and service costs, and extending product life. Measuring 0.86 x 0.93 x 0.72m (SG40) and 1.08 x 1.11 x 0.87m (SG80), the Smartgyro stabilisers feature a modular design, creating new installation opportunities in vessels with small access spaces.

Le Spezia-based Smartgyro, backed by strategic partner YANMAR Group and its companies, including Vetus, Maxwell and Flexofold, will launch the SG40 and SG80 at Genoa Boat Show, alongside the company’s new brand identity and logo.

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