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CKM - Canting Keel Manager

CKM - Canting Keel Manager

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The CKM solution main unit, dedicated to the canting keel control


CKM(Canting Keel Manager) is designed for monohulls with a canting and/or retractable keel, operated by an hydraulic or an electric system.

handles the keel safely,
secures the vessel in case of capsizing or loss of the keel,
manages automaticaly the tacking sequence,
integrates optimal keel angle data compared to the heel,
records the history of manoeuvres and events, and delivers a usage report,
enables a manual, semi-automatic or automatic keel control.

System description:
CKM main unit
unlimited remote control panels connected on the busCAN
CKM ControlCenter software as an extra. Ethernet connection.
Keel angle sensor, limit detection and hydraulic pressure sensors
Hydraulic or electrotric power used


6 output relays for actuators
7 Analog inputs for sensors
5 digital inputs
3 PWM outputs for proportional solenoid valves
2 busCAN-NMEA inputs
Data and events record
Tacking sequences coded
9° of freedom sensor integrated
Simple and straightforward programming of features and specific modus operandi
Low electric consumption

Our last CKM deployment
June 2021, onboard PALBY MARINE an Elliott 35SS which has won the 650nm race around Denmark just after the CKM commissioning.
Michael Møllmann owner and skipper of the boat says:
"Very happy with the improved functionality and data transparency of our newly installed Canting Keel Manager from Ocean Data System"
"Integrated solution that serves the purpose - solid after-sales support"
"Good support and service during installation and good follow-up"

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