Simrad AP70 Mk2 Autopilot Controller

The AP70 Mk2 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of professional mariners aboard a variety of commercial vessels.

Replacing both the AP70 and AP80 as our IMO/SOLAS autopilot controller, the AP70 Mk2 retains much of the well-reputed platform of its predecessors, but with a brilliant new display and modernised software interface.

Engineered for responsiveness, robustness and ease of use, the AP70Mk2 pairs a precision rotary control dial with dedicated buttons for instant access to steering modes, several custom-configurable work modes and multiple rudder/thruster integration.

  • Wheelmarked for use on board SOLAS vessels (IMO, MED-B)
  • Advanced configuration and tuning options to suit all ships
  • Compatible with all common rudder/drive types
  • Up to 6 rudders/thrusters integration
  • Heavy-duty rudder feedback support
  • Configurable work modes and low/high speed modes
  • No Drift steering holds course against wind and tide
  • Navigation steering, route following
  • Command transfer and multiple control stations support
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    The AP70 Mk2 is a dedicated autopilot controller designed to meet the needs of professional mariners aboard a variety of commercial vessels.

    Replacing both the AP70 and AP80 as our IMO/SOLAS autopilot controller, the AP70 Mk2 retains much of the well-reputed platform of its predecessors, but with a brilliant new display and modernised software interface.

    The AP70 Mk2 accommodates installations with up to six drives. Previously only available with the AP80, this premium feature is now a standard in the AP70 Mk2.

    Engineered for responsiveness, robustness and ease of use, the AP70Mk2 pairs a precision rotary control dial with dedicated buttons for instant access to steering modes, several custom-configurable work modes and multiple rudder/thruster integration.

    Wheelmarked for use on SOLAS vessels
    The AP70 Mk2 builds on, and continues the legacy of the SIMRAD Pro autopilot product portfolio. Its performance, robustness and quality are proven and recognised with the wheelmark symbol, making it suitable for all vessels ranging from small work- boats to large tankers.

    Advanced configuration and tuning options to suit all ships
    Parameters ranges and tuning options to support vessel dynamics. Adjustable for all weather conditions, hull types, work situations. Suitable for retro-fit on old ships as well as modern new-builds.

    Compatible with all common rudder/drive types
    Water jet, Azi-pods, Voith-Schneider, Rudder, outboard. Control signals to control, hydraulic pumps, solenoids, analog current/voltage, control/handshake signals.

    Up to 6 rudders/thrusters integration
    Dual rudders, fore and aft thrusters supports large and complex installations and redundancy.

    Heavy-duty rudder feedback support
    Simrad heavy-duty rudder feedbacks are supported.

    Configurable Work Mode and Low/High Speed Modes
    Autopilot settings can be tuned for optimal performance in separate low-speed, high-speed, and Work modes. The user-configurable Work mode allows the autopilot system to be configured for optimal response in a specific situation, such as a fully laden vessel, configurable thruster usage.

    No Drift Steering
    No Drift mode integrates GPS navigation with auto-steering, using position data to counteract the effects of wind and tide. This allows the AP70 Mk2 to maintain a straight track over ground on the current course, without the need to manually set a waypoint or route.

    Navigation steering, route following
    Navigation steering controls the ship on a pre-planned route from a Simrad MFD, Simrad ECDIS or third party MFD and ECDIS.

    Command transfer and multiple control stations support
    Command transfer is a mechanism useful in multi-controller installations. It enables the officer on watch to allow, deny the transfer of autopilot control to control devices such as a secondary AP70 Mk2 or a remote controller on a bridge wing station, above deck, or aft bridge depending on the work scenario. The AP70 Mk2 can also be used in an open configuration, where control flow is unrestricted.

    Display

    Backlighting Levels White/Red
    Display Resolution [pixels x pixels] 480 x 480

    Other

    Languages English(US), English(UK), Danish, German, Spanish, Finnish, French, Greek, Icelandic, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Afrikaans, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Bulgarian, Hebrew, Hungarian
    Type Approval HCS, HSC, Wheelmark, US Coastguard, CCS, and RMRS approved depending on autopilot computer

    Technical/Environmental

    Mounting [S,F,B] Flush, bracket
    Operating Temperature -30C to +55C (-22F to +131F)
    Operating Temperature Stored -25C to +70C (-13F to +158F)
    Waterproof Standard/rating Exposed IPx6
    Product Width 253mm (9.92")
    Product Depth 144mm (5.67")
    Product Height 54mm (2.13")
    Product Weight 1.4 kg (3,1 lbs)

    Networking Connectors

    NMEA2000 1x CAN Micro-C port, 1 LEN PC Connectivity: 1 x Ethernet port

    Power

    Power Consumption 0.7A at 12V, 0.4A at 24V
    Power Supply (Supply Voltage) 12/24VDC +30 -10%

    Information

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    SERVICE & SUPPORT

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    Our Service & Support program aims to provide the best possible experience, even on occasions when support or replacement is required.

    Choosing to have your system installed by a Certified Dealer adds 2 Year Onboard Support and 24 Hour Replacement to your support package. This is available only on systems installed by a Certified Dealer and valued at over US$2500.

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    LIMITED WARRANTY

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