FIND YOUR GROOVE WITH CYCLOPS SMARTLINK
HOMENEWSBOATBUILDINGELECTRONICSFIND YOUR GROOVE WITH CYCLOPS SMARTLINK
14 Aug 2020
The smartlink wireless load sensor Photo: Cyclops Marine
Cyclops Marine has launched a new wireless load sensor designed to help sailors find their groove, record their settings and most importantly repeat those settings.
smartlink delivers onboard, real-time dynamic load measuring, wirelessly feeding the data to a mobile application or the boat’s instruments via NMEA2000 Gateway and cable. The sensor was developed in partnership with INEOS TEAM UK.
“At INEOS TEAM UK, we consider Cyclops Marine our go-to experts when it comes to wireless load sensors,” said Andrew McLean, team leader systems engineering, INEOS TEAM UK. “Forging a close relationship with our suppliers is one of our core values, especially when that company manufactures in the UK.”
Find your winning settings
Manufactured in low density titanium, smartlink is lightweight and simple to add inline to any soft stay or sheet. Once fitted, the smartlink will help sailors find their winning settings and be able to repeat those proven settings for the wind conditions and the sea state.
“At any point in time, sailors can see what loads they are working with,” said Ian Howarth, chief executive at Cyclops Marine. “Teams are feeding back they are trimming their boats better, more consistently and sailing faster. Real time loading with visible numbers makes this easy.”
Available for loads of 2, 5 and 10 tonnes, smartlink has a battery life of 200 hours allowing for around 25 to 30 days of racing. smartlink is the second product in the smart range from Cyclops Marine, following the launch of its smart tune turn screw.