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Simrad AP80 Autopilot Display

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Simrad AP80 Autopilot Control display is a state of the art type approved autopilot. Simrad AP80 can be used as a standalone autopilot control unit, or is perfect as a second station in an AP80 system. Wheelmark approved, HCS, HSC

  • 5inch colour bonded display
  • Fully adaptive, self-learning software
  • Total of 6 user modes available
  • Unique WORK mode: customize the parameters to suit individual vessel needs
  • Triple support of independent rudders and multiple thrusters
  • 2 basic systems using the same modules: design and build to your unique requirements
  • Full 2 year warranty backed by our global service network
  • Wheelmark approved, HCS, HSC

The Simrad AP80 raises the bar yet again for autopilot systems. The IMO-compliant, adaptive heading control system provides complete heading and course control for your entire fleet of vessels.

With six individual Work profiles, CAN bus networking and triple support of independent rudders and multiple thrusters, the Simrad AP80 is a more flexible and dependable solution that adds value to your operations.

The AP80 is one of the smartest autopilot solutions on the market today. Its adaptive software adjusts to wind and wave conditions, helps lower operating costs, and reduces risks as sea and working conditions change.

The AP80 is built from ruggedized marine-grade aluminium. In addition to the dedicated mode, command and turn keys and rotary knob, a USB port is provided for storing and uploading of autopilot settings. Individual master preferences or fleet settings are easily saved and restored, providing a smart way to ensure consistent operation.

Both the AP70 and AP80 systems are made from ruggedized aluminium, have a 5inch bonded high sunlight viewable screen, and can be panel (flush) or bracket mounted.

Like all our products, Simrad's autopilot systems are backed by a full two-year warranty that is supported by a global service network.

Remote Controls
The AP70 and AP80 integrate with 3 different full function remotes: Follow-Up Control, Non Follow-Up Control, and the Quick Stick™. Each has a 35mm x 25mm (approximately 1inch) display, are type approved, and can be desktop or panel (flush) mounted. Each remote is also backward compatible with Simrad’s AP24, AP28, NSS, NSE, and NSO.

  • The FU80 (a manoeuvre controller) is a Follow Up remote which means that the rudder, when hand steering, moves to the commanded angle set by turning the knob to port or starboard.
  • The NF80 (a drive controller) is a Non Follow Up remote which means that the rudder, when hand steering, moves as long as the steering lever is kept at maximum port/starboard position. It can also be used for course change when autosteering. The lever has spring return to mid-position.
  • The QS80 (Quick Stick controller) operates the same way as NF80 when the joystick is kept to port or starboard. When the joystick is moved forward and released, the autopilot goes into automatic mode. When the joystick is moved backwards when automatic steering is active, the autopilot goes to standby. If the joystick is moved backwards when standby, the rudder moves to mid-position. The joystick has spring return to center position.

Autopilot Computers
The Simrad AP70 and AP80 bring with them a range of 7 new autopilot computers. Their main job is to receive events from the various control units and remotes on SimNet, transmit the chosen mode back to the control units, and steer the vessel according to current mode.



AP80 Control Unit
Manual and installation guide

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