Who is ZF
ZF is a technology company, world leader in the production of marine propulsion systems of motorboats, sailboats, super yachts and commercial vessels. Its strength lies in the advanced technology that is used to make modern, cutting-edge, and latest generation products. All complying with safety and emission standards required by standards. The ZF company, with its products, contributes to reducing emissions, protecting the climate, and encouraging safe mobility.
Reliability, innovation, and technological development
The reliability and innovation of ZF Marine, both for the design of marine propulsion components and for complete systems for all types of ships, are recognized worldwide. The company main objective is to develop a range of products tailored to meet the market needs, always focusing on the economic operation and comfort of the customer. The turnover of 38.3 billion of euros, recorded in fiscal year 2021, makes it easy to understand the size of a company that has about 157,000 employees located in 188 locations from 31 countries. Over the years, the company specialized in Transmissions/Inverters, offering safe, effective, and efficient products for those like you looking for an impeccable service to reserve to their boats only the best.
ZF Marine: what they deal with
ZF Marine provides transmissions (reverse, non-reverse and hybrid), propellers, thrusters, guidance systems and electronic control systems for a complete set of applications with a power range from 10 to 12,000 kilowatts in commercial and fast vessels, pleasure boats and yachts.
We are official dealers of ZF Marine
Experience, innovation, and professionalism are the values that bind us at Miveme to ZF, that’s why we have been recognized as one of the Authorized Centres of the ZF Group (section ZF Marine Propulsion Systems), dedicating ourselves to the sale, after-sales service and assistance of ZF Marine products. Always in step with technological innovation, we have many tasks:
- We offer complete repair and periodic review services using specific and cutting-edge equipment that allow us to operate on all types of groups on the market, of every configuration and power
- We ensure regular reviews, we intervene in repairs under ZF warranty, we are official ZF dealers of inverters and the widest variety of spare parts for business and pleasure boats
- We also offer authorized assistance for the most advanced marine propulsion systems, such as ZF Searex, ZF POD, Control System & Lever.
ZF inverters: description and function
As you know, when we talk about marine transmission, we refer to the world of inverters and their operation.
Their function is to reverse the direction of rotation of the propeller and for this reason they play a fundamental role.
Reliable, safe, and functional, ZF inverters are among the most appreciated by the nautical market lovers.
The experience and professionalism of the company guarantee a high quality and a long life of the products that are made with the aim of obtaining minimum noise with maximum comfort.
For pleasure boats, ZF Marine offers a wide range of transmissions for engines up to 1,400 kW and for all types of installation.
For sailing or river boats, ZF reserves the mechanical transmissions of the “M” series. Greater power corresponds to larger transmissions, which is why for pleasure boats such as speedboats for water skiing or fishing, Cruise yachts and luxury motor yachts are used more powerful inverters as the range of 2-speed power shift transmissions.
One of the main advantages you will benefit from buying ZF inverters is the UNI ISO 9001:2015 certification, a certificate that recognizes the quality of the products.
ZF inverters classification, let’s see them together
According to their characteristics, ZF inverters can be classified in 4 types of use. Below you can read the classification definitions to choose the one that best suits your needs:
ZF pleasure duty inverters are particularly suitable for highly intermittent vessels with very wide variations in engine speed and power. The average operating limit of the engine is 500 hours/year. While for mechanical transmissions (“M”) it is 300 hours/year. Typically, the hull has a planing shape. The most suitable applications are for private, non-commercial, non-charter, leisure boats, not racing boats.
ZF light duty inverters are particularly suitable for boats with intermittent operation with large engine variations. The average operating limit of the engine is 2500 hours/year. While for hydraulic transmissions lower than the ZF 2000 series is 2000 hours/year. Typically, the hull has a planing and semi-displacement shape. As for applications, they are typically indicated for private boats and charters, sports and leisure, government applications, not for racing boats.
ZF medium duty inverters are particularly suitable for boats with intermittent operation with some engine variations. The average engine operating limit is 4000 hours/year. While for transmissions lower than the ZF 2000 series and workboat ZF Series W2300 is 3500 hours/year. Typically, the hull has a semi-displacement and displacement shape. As for applications: they are typically suitable for charter and commercial boats (eg crew boats), sports and leisure activities and government applications.
The ZF continuous duty inverters are particularly suitable for boats with continuous operation with minimal or zero changes in engine speed and power. The average engine operating limit is unlimited. Typically, the hull has a displacement shape. As for the applications, they are typically indicated for heavy commercial ships.