Superior to mechanical and hydraulic engine controls with their attendant "throttle creep", and the need for periodic adjustment, the MicroCommander provides precise electronic control for vessels with both mechanical shift and mechanical throttle controls.
A single lever controls both clutch and throttle for each engine.
The MicroCommander is designed for recreational, sport, and commercial vessels from 25 ft to 100 ft, using single or twin engines from 100 to 1000 horsepower.
Within the microcontroller, or actuator, electronic impluses are converted into mechanical output to operate the vessel's throttle and clutch mechanisms.
With operator control heads mounted virtually anywhere on the vessel, proprietary software provides instant, precise response in any maneuver, under any conditions.
The MicroCommander sequential operation provides safety and protection for engine and transmission — in emergency situations, or when docking under adverse conditions, the skipper can maneuver from full ahead to full astern in one quicjk shift without risk of damaging the drive train or engine.
Electronic control connections are via shielded electric cables.
Mechanical control connections are via standard 33C type push-pull cables.
The MicroCommander installs easily on new boats, or as a retrofit on an existing vessel.
The MicroCommander unit can be mounted wherever convenient, close to the engine, keeping mechanical cable runs short.
Plug-in Installation —Supplied plug-in wire harnesses eliminate the need for intricate wiring, and reduce installation times. Custom wiring kits are available for production builders.
With plug connectors, CruiseCommand and the
9000 Series make installation easier, cutting labor
time significantly. Determine cable length, engine
and gear requirements and you’re ready to plug in
this system. To make it even easier, we’ll provide
custom kits to meet specific needs for production
Push Button Set Up: Push button set up makes configuring the parameters for your controls easier than ever before. Simply enter in the parameter code and the processor instantly makes the correct adjustments. Changing configurations at a later time to meet new specifications is just as easy.
Start Interlock: Our neutral start interlock feature prevents engine start up unless controls are on and in neutral and a station is in command.
Sequencing Technology: Speed/shift sequence protection allows shifting from full ahead to full astern in one motion while preventing damage to the engine or gear. Designed with safety in mind, this sequencing technology
allows you to respond instantly to emergency situations.
Synchronization: Engine synchronization is standard on the MicroCommander processor. Synchronization automatically maintains the same speed on multiple engines, thereby increasing operating efficiency, improving fuel economy and reducing noise and vibration. One lever operation is available, allowing control of multiple engines and transmissions with one lever.
Multiple Control Stations: The processor has the capability of supporting multiple control
stations, which allows use of an optional handheld control unit, in addition to mounted control heads. The MicroCommander provides connections for four remote control stations.
Built-in Diagnostic Display: The processor features a display unit which provides information
for set up, system status, or diagnostic purposes.
Troll: The processor controls mechanical or electronic trolling valves or ZF Autotroll. This feature controls clutch slippage while maintaining slow engine speed and enhancing fuel economy. A full range of shaft speeds remain available from any station, without additional switches.
Standard Features —
• Effortless fingertip lever control
• Plug-in connections