Mcon is the latest generation of control systems for a wide range of propulsion and thruster products delivered by Kongsberg and other suppliers. Years of experience as a leading supplier of tunnel thrusters, propellers and steering gears, as well as support for the vast range of legacy products, is embedded into the new control system
Mcon contains advanced control system software to minimize energy consumption as well as reducing mechanical wear. The development of this software has drawn upon the world class hydrodynamic expertise in Kongsberg.
The common touch-screen display enables user to monitor and operate each propulsion and thruster unit. The amount of information presented on the display is restricted to the basics necessary for the operation of the system. This helps the operator to focus on the most vital information.
Real-time and historical data can be monitored in the Trending view.
All essential operations can be conducted with the lever devices and its pushbuttons and indicators, such as system activation and deactivation, command transfer, backup-control and silencing of audible alarms. Command transfer between multiple operator stations is consistently handled when delivered with our propulsion and thruster control products and optional positioning products.
Motorized levers ensure bumpless transfer of commands.
Through the common display, the operator gets easy overview of the system performance, alerts, signal trends, system settings and modes of operation. The graphical user interface is designed for touch-screen operation with intuitive interaction patterns.
The bridge components are designed as an integral part of the K-Bridge and the K-Master.
Mcon have standardised and efficient network interfaces to other products and a range of shared functions, such as:
- Common palette selection (day, dusk, night) and display dimming.
- Common alert muting.
- Manoeuvre mode selection (such as lever control, joystick, DP or autopilot / track pilot).
- Advanced Manoeuvring (Autocrossing Autodocking).
- Station keeping, Follow the Sun, Anchor Watch.