NautoPilot 5000, AutoPilot

NautoPilot 5000

Adaptive heading control system

Ship autopilots take over control according to a fixed course or according to a predetermined route (waypoint list). On larger ships they are integrated into a comprehensive electronic navigation system (ECDIS).

NautoPilot 5000 has been specially designed for all ships of 100 m length and above. NP 5000 is the top-of-the-range Anschütz autopilot and combines best steering performance with reduced rudder activity for less fuel consumption.

KEY Benefits

Precise steering performance

Anschütz autopilot systems use proven steering algorithms and are well recognized for precise steering performance and reliability.

  • Heading control mode, and in addition course control and track control modes
  • In course control mode the autopilot compensates drift deviations automatically
  • Approved as part of a track control system in combination with several ECDIS

Advanced functional range and fuel saving

Besides steering performance, NP 5000 offers a multitude of unique functions that support safe and economic autopilot operation.

  • Fuel-saving thanks to weather adaptivity (ECO-mode)
  • Simple adjustment of autopilots parameters by use of heading and rudder plotter
  • Cross acceleration monitor for identification of dangerous situations
  • High precision track controller (e.g. when sailing in archipelagos)

Easy familiarization for crews

Crews will feel familiar with NP 5000 after a few minutes due to its intuitive operating philosophy and a 5.7” graphical touch display.

  • Main functions are operated via hard keys, e.g. course change by turning and pushing the knob
  • Secondary functions are operated via soft keys on the touch screen
  • Graphical information provided by the display eases operation