is introducing its new ZF 5000
series marine transmission, which the company says addresses today’s market
requirements and offers customers the very latest in design and technological
advances as well as a wider range of models from which to choose.
The new ZF
5000 series transmission features advanced design and technology to meet the
changing requirements and demands of ZF Marine customers and survey society
organizations, ZF says. During the development of these transmissions, the
company says, significant gains have been made with regard to power capacity,
and available ratios due to the product improvements incorporated into the new
ZF 5000 family.
The ZF 5000
series transmissions are characterized by low noise gear design, pinion
friction bearing, excellent shifting comfort and short engagement times, all
while providing a large number of variants in a highly compact design, ZF says.
A variety of accessories and low maintenance demands are all in line with the
rigorous requirements of engine manufacturers and shipbuilders alike.
The ZF 5300
series offers larger offset and gear ratios of up to 5,5:1. They can be
equipped with an additional Power Take In (PTI), ZF says, and therefore offer a
‘hybrid-ready’ option. The new transmission series is completed by the
availability of non-reversible (NR) versions, with either vertical or
of the ZF 5000 series transmission are aligned to those of the ZF 4600
transmission family, ZF says. The ZF 4600 series will gradually exit the ZF
Marine product portfolio with the arrival of the new ZF 5000 series, the
units and service parts for the ZF 4600 series will continue to be available
through ZF Marine’s aftermarket service network, with over 25 wholly owned
Sales and Service Organizations and over 500 authorized worldwide service