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Published: Jul 2015
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PMC: Prime Mover Controls

Prime Mover Controls (PMC), based in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, began in 1969 as a small governor service shop, servicing virtually all types of Woodward governors. Over the years, PMC has kept up with new developments in governor technology and has maintained a dedicated and experienced staff of service technicians, as well as extensive test equipment. Servicing and adapting new Woodward governors to a wide variety of applications, both on and offshore, continues to be a significant part of PMC’s business.

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  • The PMC Series 8202 Engine Order Telegraph
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  • The PMC Series 8202 Engine Order Telegraph This is a compact marine telegraph for single or twin screw systems. It operates as a stand-alone or back-up system, and functions independently of the ship’s main propulsion controls and allows emergency operation when primary remote controls fail.

Prime Mover Controls (PMC), based in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, began in 1969 as a small governor service shop, servicing virtually all types of Woodward governors. Over the years, PMC has kept up with new developments in governor technology and has maintained a dedicated and experienced staff of service technicians, as well as extensive test equipment. Servicing and adapting new Woodward governors to a wide variety of applications, both on and offshore, continues to be a significant part of PMC’s business.

In 1973, PMC began design and manufacture of remote control components, instrumentation and system for marine applications. These systems have been refined and proven through years of dependable operation. PMC marine control systems include propulsion controls for controllable and fixed-pitch propeller systems as well as thruster and winch controls. These control systems have been installed on hundreds of vessels world-wide.

Custom Control Consoles

PMC started making control consoles in 1978. These consoles are completely pre-wired, tubed and tested before leaving the factory. The company’s level of integration of control and navigation equipment has evolved through the years. PMC in partnership with other manufacturers and subcontractors now have the ability to supply complete turnkey packages for all types of commercial vessels. To date nearly 100 ship sets of consoles have been designed, manufactured and commissioned by PMC.

Company Overview

• Product and System Engineering

Today’s marine industry requires more than high quality control components. It demands comprehensive interaction between customer and supplier in a relationship built on extensive knowledge and experience.

The high performance and reliability found in our integrated propulsion control systems are the products of that partnership.

• From Concept to Final Design

If your projects require a committed team effort, we are prepared to meet the challenge. Our in house design team works closely with you to convert your specialized requirements into a complete integrated system.

• Research and Development

Every product developed by PMC originated from an application need.

We have environmental testing facilities to enhance the development of products for the harsh marine environment. These facilities also assist in the testing required to obtain approvals from marine regulatory and classification bodies.

• Software Development

For software development PMC maintains the latest computers, operating systems, and software development tools. A state-of-the-art Integrated Development Environment (IDE) allows rapid software development and thorough testing of all hardware and software components.

• Component and System Manufacturing

Our highly qualified personnel are committed to details. All components and systems are manufactured to the ISO 9002 quality standard and all components are put through two complete test cycles.

• System Testing

Your system is fully tested and verified before shipment. This includes; documentation, programming, regulatory approvals and factory testing as a complete system.

• Commissioning

Our dedicated, trained and experienced staff of service technicians are available for installation assistance and start up.

This commissioning can include PMC equipment, system interfaces or complete integration and verification to ensure smooth trials.

• Training

Customer training for the operation and maintenance of control systems is a service provided by PMC. Our customers may take advantage of our shop facilities, for hands-on training, or arrange to have one of our technicians visit your location.

• Preventative Maintenance

PMC offers preventative maintenance and consulting services. Other services include sensor calibration and assistance with periodic automation safety tests. PMC also offers service kits and system spare parts.

• Service

If trouble arises with a system, be it with PMC components or an integrated component, PMC offers complete field services and comprehensive maintenance programs.

• Repair

PMC maintains a staff of repair technicians, an extensive parts inventory, as well as up to date test equipment. If you cannot afford down time, PMC can offer exchange units during repair.

Product Overview

As a true engineered solutions company, PMC’s product and service offering is as broad as its customer’s needs. Literally!

PMC designs, develops, manufacturers and services a wide range of products, and every product developed by PMC originated from an application need. Some of the product highlights include:

• Alarm Annunciators

• Drop-in Propulsion Control and Instrumentation Plates

• IMACS Integrated Machinery Alarm & Control

Distributed analog and digital inputs or outputs

Industry standard inputs

Galvanically isolated inputs and outputs

Stand alone alarm display

Single or dual high speed network

Standard or marine ruggedized workstation

Event logging and trending

Integration with controls

Power management

Communication gateways to other systems

On-line self diagnostics

Ship to shore data transfer and remote diagnostics

• Instrumentation

• Mimics

• MPC-CP Marine Propulsion Control

Digital System for Vessels with Controllable Pitch Propellers.

Load sharing, Load control, Safety interlocks, Redundant, and Fault

tolerant.

• MPC-D/MPC-FP Marine Propulsion Control

Digital System for Vessels with Fixed Pitch Propellers.

Safety interlocks, Redundant, and Fault tolerant.

• MPC-U Azimuth Propulsion Control

• Navigation Light Controls

Bulb, fuse, and wire monitoring

Dual fused input power source

Auto transfer

Group transfer

Modular construction

• Propulsion Control Heads

Standard designs

Custom configurations

Electric Shaft operation

Suitable for a wide range of marine applications

• Propulsion (Engine Order) Telegraphs

Lever, Pushbutton, Azimuth, Single or twin screw, Separate standby group, Wrong direction alarms, Compact, Watertight, Serial network link, Data logging, Self diagnostics

• Tank Level Monitoring and Alarm

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