Thomas VetterAfter technical high school, Thomas studied physics at the University of Stuttgart, graduating in 1989. In the same year, he founded Aradex GmbH with fellow students. The company’s motivation is making current research results usable for industrial applications within a shorter time. As CTO, Thomas is primarily involved in innovations in the context of the target applications of the products.
Highly redundant parallel hybrid propulsion for marine applications
The propulsion drives of ships are of great importance for the safety of the ship. Therefore, the propulsion drives must be highly available. Depending on the exact application, intensive validation of changes in the propulsion of a ship is necessary. Besides pure electric propulsion, Aradex presents a special version of parallel hybrid propulsion with extremely high redundancy. To reach the highest redundancy we use AC induction motors, which have no impact on the diesel-driven drivetrain in case of any defects. A special version even needs no additional gearbox.