Datum Electronics Ltd has been granted a contract to supply Shaft Torsion and Power meters to Griffon Hoverwork for their two new 12000TD hovercraft.

These vessels are being built for Hovertravel to take passengers from Southsea to the Isle of Wight.
The contract will see Datum Electronics supply systems that can be fitted to all future Hovercraft being designed and built by Griffon Hoverwork for their customers worldwide.

The Torsion meter system will be designed to fit the main flexible drive shafts and provide live propeller shaft data relating to performance of the craft for torque and power levels, fuel efficiency and including the monitoring of transient torque events.

Data is available digitally via the crafts on-board network, enabling the customer to monitor live information in the cockpit and on-shore if required. The systems have a full range of additional output formats including Ethernet, analogue and serial data.

Paul Lynch, Sales Manager at Datum said: "We are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to work with Griffon Hoverwork for supply of these Torsion meter systems. In being awarded this contract we see yet another application where our technology can be applied in obtaining essential and valuable data in harsh environments."

"Datum Electronics have entered an exciting phase in the provision of Torque and Shaft Power measurement solutions. Our cutting edge modular technology researched and developed in-house, has given us a market lead in terms of specification.

"This coupled with our willingness and ability to provide tailored and custom solutions has led to endless opportunities to incorporate accurate torque measurement systems worldwide"

"This contract has also given us an opportunity to work closely with another key member of the south east marine sector."