The new ACS (Attitude Control System) monitors the pitch, roll and speed of the vessel and then automatically adjusts the trim tab angle to bring the boat back to the optimum ridge angle. The Mente ACS will adapt to and work with all leading brands of trim tab including ElTrim, Bennett, Lenco.
Both the ACS R (roll) and the ACS RP (Roll Pitch) automatically adjust the boat to the optimum attitude in the roll axis, eliminating heeling. This is especially important for small and fast boats.
ACS RP automatically adjusts the boat to the optimum attitude in pitch and roll axis improving visibility and also enabling speeds in the "semi-planning" range. Owners of larger boats may find this particularly useful. It also gets the craft onto the plane quicker and more reliably without manual intervention.
- Control in the roll and pitch axes
- For all types of boats
- Trim tabs connected on the backside
- Controls roll and pitch for Single ram tabs.
For all boats:
- Planing and semi-displacement hulls
- Shaftdrives, sterndrives, IPS and outboards
- Boat lengths from 20 ... 50 feet
** Controls roll and pitch ** Controls pitch (Trim angle)
Direct trim tab connection
The wires of the actuators or hydraulic pump are connected directly to the backside of the control panel
Compatible with all popular trim tabs:
- Electromechanical trim tabs, Lectrotab, Lenco
- Hydraulic trim tabs, Bennett, Instatrim
The tab position is estimated and displayed for all kinds of trim tabs
Automatic control is suspended while turning...
While making a turn, the boat leans inwards. Thanks to built-in solid state gyros, the system is able to detect heading changes and prevent automatic corrections while turning. Unnecessary adjusting is avoided and the boat exits the turn with optimum attitude. The AUTO indicator blinks while making the turn to indicate that the ACS is blocked and not active at that moment. Once set up on a steady course again, the ACS contnues measuring and correcting the attitude, taking the altered conditions into account.
For all sea conditions
• The automatic control adapts to varying sea conditions
Off the plane sleep
• Automatic control is suspended while off the plane
• The trim tabs are retracted to prevent marine growth
Please select which unit you require for your trim tab set up:
ACS R - controls Roll for single Ram tabs
ACS RP - controls Roll and Pitch for single Ram tabs
ACS A - As the ACS RP but with a connection for optional flybridge panel
ACS AD - As the ACS A but for trim tabs with double cylinders
FCP - Flybridge Control panel with 12m cable and connector
CP - Control Panel for ACS A
C-12 - Control Panel Cable 12m
CU A - Control Unit for ACS A
CU AD - Control Unit for ACS AD
C-A-SUPPLY - Supply wire and connector (for ACS A and AD)
Installation Instruction links click here