Return to
Marine Electronics

Return to the
Home Page

Contact Austin

ADG 4000
The Self-Tuning Adaptive Autopilot

With the introduction of the ADG 4000 Self-Tuning Adaptive Autopilot Sperry Marine continues its traditional philosophy of autopilots designed with the aim of increasing profits by reducing running costs. The innovative ADG 4000 is the first autopilot which uses Controller Area Network (CAN) technology to control a ship and is capable of tuning itself and adapting automatically to the ship’s characteristics and the prevailing weather conditions, thus reducing operational demands and increasing fuel saving.

Designed with the most modern computer tools in accordance with NMEA 2000, the ADG 4000 permanently indicates all information required by the most stringent navigation demands:

  • Current heading (digital)
  • Set heading
  • Override status
  • Selected heading source
  • Steering mode AUTO, MAN or NAV/TRACK
  • Parameters for
    Rudder limit or Rate or Radius
  • Weather
  • Preset heading selection
  • 1/10° increments of set heading

Additional Displays of:

  • Load condition
  • Speed (auto / man.)
  • Rudder order
  • Actual rudder angle
  • Rate of turn
  • Cross track error
  • Off course alarm
  • Heading difference alarm


  • Fully adaptive, self-tuning steering control.
  • Manual selection of steering strategy to suit weather conditions.
  • Rate and radius control modes.
  • Gyrocompass heading interfaces: two RS 422 x 2
  • Magnetic compass interfaces: NMEA 0183, sine and cosine
  • Nav / track interface with 10 possible directional and bidirectional settings.
  • Additional remote Control and Display Units possible.
  • Operational data remain stored during power failure.
  • Clearly arranged graphic liquid crystal display (LCD) with back lighting.
  • Logical arrangement of sealed foil keyboard and ergonomic, user-friendly operation.
  • Analogue selection of set heading and all other major parameters by means of soft keys.
  • Analogue output for thruster control, rudder propellers and water jets.
  • System utilizes control area network (CAN) technology.
  • Only serial interfaces used.
  • Display and controls illuminated.
  • Complies with IMO Resolution A.342(IX)
  • Meets the requirements of all major classification societies.
Return to
Marine Electronics
Copyright © 2002 Austin Insulators Inc.