The ESCO Parallel Hybrid Transmission (PHT) offers your vessel, next to the diesel engine, an extra power source. What’s more, it is an electric motor with all the benefits of full operation mode. You can switch to electric mode to save fuel or you can switch simultaneously with the diesel engine for extra power. You can also use the PHT as a generator. The ESCO Parallel Hybrid Drive also offers you all other benefits from electric sailing such as: a silent engine, relatively low maintenance and friendly to the environment. In addition, the PHT is easy to install between the diesel engine and marine transmission. Special customized connections are also possible.
Sailing on diesel and/or electric power.
The ESCO Parallel Hybrid Drive has three modes:
The diesel engine propels the marine transmission directly. If all power is not used, you can use the diesel engine, via the Power Take Off (PTO), at the same time to power the electric generator. For example, it could be used to charge the battery pack of the electric motor. This opens up the possibility to run the diesel engine on the most efficient RPM.
The diesel engine is disconnected by an electromagnetic clutch and via the Power Take-In (PTI). The electric motor drives the marine transmission.
Both diesel engine and electric motor are connected and together propels the transmission
Esco is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of Gear couplings and Disc couplings. The ESCO products can be found in the industrial and maritime sector. Turbines, compressors, pumps, production machines… ESCO keeps them on the move; and with our own service department, we also ensure that all installations stay in motion.