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Distributed by Any reference to Raytheon orRTN in this manual should be interpreted as RaymarineThe names Raytheon and RTN are owned by the Raytheon CompanyLinear GuideDrives coveredM81130 Type 1 Linear Drive 12 VM81131 Type 2 short Linear Drive 12 VM81132 Type 2 long Linear Drive 12 VM81133 Type 2 short Linear Drive 24 VM81134 Type 2 long Linear Drive 24 VDocument number 811753March 20012 Linear Drive Installation GuideImportant information Safety notices WARNING Product installation This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with the instructions contained in this handbook Failure to do so could result in poor product performance personal injury and or damage to your boat Because correct performance of the boats steering is critical for safety we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that an Authorized Raymarine Service Representative fits this product WARNING Navigation aid Although we have designed this product to be accurate and reliable many factors can affect its performance As a result it should only be used as an aid to navigation and should never replace commonsense and navigational judgement Always maintain a permanent watch so you can respond to situations as they develop EMC conformance All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine environment The design and manufacture of Raymarine equipment and accessories conform to the appropriate Compatibility EMC standards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised Handbook information To the best of our knowledge the information in this handbook was correct when it went to press However Raymarine cannot accept liability for any inaccuracies or omissions it may contain In addition our policy of continuous product improvement may change specifications without notice As a result Raymarine cannot accept liability for any differences between the product and the handbook Raymarine Ltd 2001Linear Drive Installation Guide 3Introduction Product description Welcome to the installation guide for the Raymarine linear drive This product is intended to operate the boats steering mechanism as part of a Raymarine autopilot system It is designed for boats with existing mechanical steering systems CAUTION This drive moves the rudder directly from the tiller arm or rudder quadrant Before installing the drive check that the boats steering system can be backdriven from the rudder The outstanding design of the Raymarine linear drive unit provides powerful thrust fast hardover times and quiet operation low backdrive force to minimize the drives effect on the boats steering when the autopilot is in standby a powerful electric motor controlled by an fail safe clutch using a high tensile belt drive and epicyclic gearbox high performance for minimum current consumption Clutch cable Push rod Rod end Motor cables Motor gearbox and Mounting foot clutch assembly D50751 Figure 1 Main parts of the linear drive Contents This guide contains 1 Product specifications page 4 2 Installation instructions page 5 3 Maintenance information page 144 Linear Drive Installation Drive specifications Table 1 Drive specifications Performance Type 1 T1 Type 2 short Type 2 long at nominal voltage M81130 12 V T2S T2L M81131 12 V M81132 12 V M81133 24 V M81134 24 V Maximum boat displacement 10000 kg 15000 kg 20000 kg 22000 lb 33000 lb 44000 lb Peak thrust 295 kg 480 kg 480 kg 650 lb 1050 lb 1050 lb Maximum stroke 300 mm 300 mm 400 mm 12 in 12 in 16 in Hardover to hardover time 11 sec 11 sec 14 sec 35 no load Maximum rudder torque 735 Nm 1190 Nm 1660 Nm 6500 lbin 10500 lbin 14700 lbin Power consumption 1836 W 4872 W 12 V typical average 6696W 24 V Other information applies to Types 1 and 2 shortlong protected for use in engine compartments CE approvals conforms to 89336EC EMC EN609451997 9425EC RCD Drive Installation Guide 5 Drive dimensions A midstroke 197 mm 78 in 50 mm 2 in 79 mm 31 in 114 mm 45 in 90 Drive Dimension A 4 fixing holes suitable Type 1 700 mm 275 in for 10 mm 04 in bolts Type 2 short 700 mm 275 in Type 2 long 850 mm 335 in D50811 Figure 2 Linear drive instructions Parts required To install this drive you will need Parts supplied linear drive mounting foot assembly consisting of foot pivot pin washer x2 Rclip x2 tiller pin assembly see Figure 6 consisting of tiller pin Rclip top washer lock washer nut 12 inch UNC nylock Additional parts suitable securing bolts and lock nutslock washers see page 10 suitable cable and electrical connectors for the drive motor and clutch see page 12 Note Make sure you have obtained these additional parts before you start installation6 Linear Drive Installation Guide Installation steps WARNING Electrical safety Make sure you have switched off the power supply before you start installing this product Follow these steps to install your linear drive unit 1 Consult the EMC installation guidelines page 6 2 Mount the drive page 8 3 Connect to the course computer page 12 4 Complete the check page 14 1 EMC installation guidelines All Raymarine equipment and accessories are designed to the best industry standards for use in the recreational marine environment Their design and manufacture conforms to the appropriate Compatibility EMC standards but correct installation is required to ensure that performance is not compromised Although every effort has been taken to ensure that they will perform under all conditions it is important to understand what factors could affect the operation of the product The guidelines given here describe the conditions for optimum EMC performance but it is recognized that it may not be possible to meet all of these conditions in all situations To ensure the best possible conditions for EMC performance within the constraints imposed by any location always ensure the maximum separation possible between different items of electrical equipment For optimum EMC performance it is recommended that wherever possible Raymarine equipment and cables connected to it areLinear Drive Installation Guide 7 At least 3 ft 1 m from any equipment transmitting or cables carrying radio signals eg VHF radios cables and antennas In the case of SSB radios the distance should be increased to 7 ft 2 m More than 7 ft 2 m from the path of a radar beam A radar beam can normally be assumed to spread 20 degrees above and below the radiating element The equipment is supplied from a separate battery from that used for engine start Voltage drops below 10 V and starter motor transients can cause the equipment to reset This will not damage the equipment but may cause the loss of some information and may change the operating mode Raymarine specified cables are used Cutting and rejoining these cables can compromise EMC performance and must be avoided unless doing so is detailed in the installation manual If a suppression ferrite is attached to a cable this ferrite should not be removed If the ferrite needs to be removed during installation it must be reassembled in the same position Suppression ferrites The following illustration shows typical cable suppression ferrites used with Raymarine equipment Always use the ferrites supplied by Raymarine This product has ferrites mounted internally D35482 Figure 3 Typical suppression ferrites Connections to other equipment If your Raymarine equipment is to be connected to other equipment using a cable not supplied by Raymarine a suppression ferrite MUST always be attached to the cable near to the Raymarine unit8 Linear Drive Installation Guide 2 Mounting the drive Mounting the drive unit involves four main steps ensuring correct drive alignment securing the drive to the boat connecting the drive to the steering system completing a steering check Drive alignment When mounting the linear drive unit check that it is aligned correctly The main drive assembly must be at right angles to the mounting surface see Figure 4 The drive unit must be at right angles to the tiller arm when the rudder is amidships see Figure 4 A mid stroke Side view 90 Drive A mid stroke B tiller arm radius Type 1 700 mm 275 in 250 mm 10 in Type 2 short 700 mm 275 in 250 mm 10 in Type 2 long 850 mm 335 in 355 mm 14 in Top view B tiller arm 90 radius D50771 Figure 4 Drive unit alignment The push rod must be accurately aligned with the tiller arm plane of rotation The ball end fitting only allows up to 5 degrees misalignment between the push rod and tiller arm plane of rotation see Figure 5 CAUTION Accurate angular alignment is extremely important You must not exceed this 5 degree limit under any Drive Installation Guide 9 5 Max 5 Max D50781 Figure 5 Alignment between push rod and tiller arm plane of rotation Securing the drive Mounting location Before you secure the drive to your boat you must first check the suitability of the mounting location CAUTION Consult the boat manufacturer if you have any doubt about the strength or suitability of the mounting location Structural strength This drive produces a considerable amount of force so you must mount it on a solid structure ie a substantial frame member in the boat In some cases you may need to build a special frame to mount the drive unit To prevent excess noise and vibration do not attach this drive to any structures that support cabins Drive orientation You can attach the drive unit mounting foot to any suitable horizontal or vertical surface If required you can also mount the drive unit upside down General position Refer to the EMC installation guidelines page 6 Make sure the drive will be accessible for future servicing Environment This drive is not waterproof so you should mount it in a dry location clear of any bilge water10 Linear Drive Installation Guide Securing bolts Attach the mounting foot with four stainless steel M10 38 inch bolts and lock nutslock washers Note Always mount the drive as securely as possible to make sure it performs reliably and remains correctly aligned Connecting to the steering system CAUTION Consult the steering gear manufacturer if you have any doubt about the strength of the existing tiller arm or rudder quadrant This drive produces a considerable amount of force so you must ensure that your tiller arm or rudder quadrant can cope with the peak thrust specified in the Table 1 Drive specifications Use one of these methods to attach the push rod to the rudder stock 1 Independent tiller arm we recommend that you attach the linear drive unit to the rudder stock via an independent tiller arm the Edson and Whitlock companies offer standard fittings for their steering systems 2 Steering linkage tiller arm or rudder quadrant in certain cases you may be able to attach the push rod to the same tiller arm or rudder quadrant used by the main steering linkage Consult the steering manufacturer before you modify the rudder quadrant Attaching the rod end Use the supplied tiller pin assembly to attach the rod end to the tiller arm at the tiller arm radius shown in Figure 4 1 Attach the tiller pin to the tiller arm insert the tiller pin through the tiller arm hole so the flange remains above the arm see Figure 6 make sure that the tiller pin is a tight fit in the tiller arm use the supplied lock washer and fully tighten the lock nut Note If necessary you will need to drill a 13 mm 052 in hole in the tiller arm at the radius shown in Figure 4 2 Attach the rod end to the tiller pin place the rod end onto the tiller pin secure with the supplied washer and Rclip see Figure 6Linear Drive Installation Guide 11 Rclip Washer Rod end Flange Tiller arm Lock Lock nut washer Tiller pin Hole diameter 13 mm 052 in D50761 Figure 6 Attaching the push rod to the tiller arm Steering check When you have mounted the drive unit turn the boats steering wheel from hardover to hardover and check that Angular movement of the ball end fitting is less than 5 degrees see Figure 5 If you exceed this 5 degree limit the drive will catch on the tiller armrudder quadrant and the ball joint will bind No part of the drive unit fouls the boats structure when the push rod moves in and out The total rudder movement is limited to 35 degrees by the steering system end stops rather than the linear drives end limits see Figure 7 Steering system Steering system end stop end stop 35 35 D50791 Figure 7 Total rudder movement CAUTION Make sure rudder movement is limited by the steering system end stops before the push rod reaches its end stop Failure to do this could damage the drive and will invalidate the warranty12 Linear Drive Installation Guide WARNING Keep clear of moving steering systems at all times Protect moving parts from access during normal use 3 Connecting to the course computer WARNING Electrical safety Make sure the power supply is switched off before you make any electrical connections The linear drive unit has electrical connections for the drive motor two singlecore cables red and black the clutch a twocore cable with red and blue cores Follow these steps to connect the linear drive to the course computer 1 Measure the distance of cable run from the drive unit to the course computer use Table 2 to identify the appropriate motor cable size use at least 15 mm2 16 AWG copper cable for the clutch 2 Join these cables to the drive cables using appropriate electrical connectors or junction boxes at the correct power rating 3 Route the cables back to the course computer taking into account the EMC installation guidelines see page 6 4 Connect the cables to the course computer see Figure 8 CLUTCH cable red core to ve blue core to ve MOTOR cables at this stage you can connect either motor cable to either terminal You will check these connections after installing the rest of the autopilot systemLinear Drive Installation Guide 13 A B 1 2 OFF SWITCH POWER MOTOR SOLENOID CLUTCH lk CLUTCH POWER MOTOR Type 150400 course computer Type 100300 course computer D50801 Figure 8 Cable connections at course computer Table 2 Recommended cable sizes Cable length Cable gauge Copper area drive unit to course computer AWG mm2 Type 1 drive up to 3m 10ft 14 25 up to 5m 16ft 12 4 up to 7m 23ft 10 6 up to 10m 32ft 8 10 up to 16m 52ft 6 16 Type 2 drive 12 V shortlong up to 5m 16ft 10 6 up to 7m 23ft 8 10 up to 16m 52ft 6 16 Type 2 drive 24 V shortlong up to 3m 10ft 12 4 up to 5m 16ft 10 6 up to 10m 32ft 8 10 up to 16m 52ft 6 1614 Linear Drive Installation Guide 4 Post installation checklist Check the following points after installing the drive 1 Is the mounting foot secured to a substantial structure on the boat 2 Is the drive unit correctly aligned ie Is the mounting foot correctly oriented Is the drive mounted at right angles to the tiller arm in a mid stroke position when the rudder is amidships Is the push rod accurately aligned with the tiller arm plane of rotation less than 5 degrees variation 3 Is the linear drive rod end securely attached to the tiller arm or quadrant attached at the recommended tiller arm radius for the boat 4 Are the motor and clutch cables correctly routed and securely connected to the course computer 5 Have you completed a handsteering check see page 11 Note When you have installed the entire autopilot system you will need to complete an autopilot steering check Refer to the control unit handbook for more On a regular basis check all connections and mountings are secure check drive alignment check cables for signs of wear or damage Note If this drive is used heavily we recommend that it is serviced every two years by a Raymarine Authorized Service Representative EMC servicing and safety guidelines Raymarine equipment should be serviced only by authorized Raymarine service technicians They will ensure that service procedures and replacement parts used will not affect performance There are no user serviceable parts in any Raymarine product Some products generate high voltages so never handle the when power is being supplied to the Drive Installation Guide 15 When powered up all electrical equipment produces fields These can cause adjacent pieces of electrical equipment to interact with one another with a consequent adverse effect on operation In order to minimize these effects and enable you to get the best possible performance from your Raymarine equipment guidelines are given in the installation instructions to enable you to ensure minimum interaction between different items of equipment ie ensure optimum Compatibility EMC Always report any EMCrelated problem to your nearest Raymarine dealer We use such information to improve our quality standards In some installations it may not be possible to prevent the equipment from being affected by external influences In general this will not damage the equipment but it can lead to spurious resetting action or momentarily may result in faulty operation Product support Raymarine products are supported by a worldwide network of distributors and Authorized Service If you encounter any difficulties with this product please contact either your national distributor or your service representative or the Raymarine Technical Services Call Center Refer to the back cover or the Worldwide Distributor List for contact details16 Linear Drive Installation GuideRaymarine Ltd Raymarine IncAnchorage Park 22 Cotton Road Suite 280Portsmouth Hampshire NashuaEngland PO3 5TD NH 030634219 USATelephone 44 023 9269 3611 Telephone 1 603 881 5200Fax 44 023 9269 4642 Fax 1 603 864 Technical Services Call CenterUK 44 023 9271 4713 or USA 1 603 881 5200 or44 023 9269 3611 ext 1083 18005395539 ext 2333
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