What is a Straightline Boat Window Wiper?
Straightline is a robust linear action window wiper system where the wiper blades are positioned to move horizontally across the ship window for maximum surface area water clearance
Why choose a Straightline wiper system?
The wipers are robust, durable and built to withstand tough sea environments, giving you peace of mind that your new wiper system will get you through the worst of storms or bad weather during voyages. Should you need replacement parts, spares are also readily available and can be delivered to you quickly to your destination of choice.
What is the difference between Electric and Pneumatic systems?
Electrically powered window wipers are operated using a motor and are integrated into the ship’s electrical power supply. Pneumatic window wipers are driven by the ship’s air supply and are used in hazardous area conditions where no electric power is allowed or available.
The number of blades needed depends on the size and width of the window. Some windows can have a single blade, others can have multiple blades. If the windows are extremely long in height, wipers can be positioned at both the top and the bottom of the window, if there is sufficient space available. The Solarglide team will advise you and offer recommendations to ensure you get the best solution for your vessel.
We also provide technical drawings and comprehensive installation and maintenance guides with every order, and type approval certificates are available upon request.
Commercial and Military Ships
All commercial ships (including military vessels) require a robust marine window wiper system to ensure clear visibility during rough sea conditions or heavy storms; without a reliable wiper system, ships would not be able to operate effectively costing both time and money to owners. Straightline wiper systems for ships are extremely powerful, clearing away large areas of wave and rainwater when conditions at sea are bad. Controlled from bridge area, straightline wipers are an essential navigation product for maintaining crew and vessel safety during continuous commercial voyages.
Cruiseship and Ferries
Cruiseliners and ferries have large, often deep bridge windows with large surface areas. Straightline wipers are the perfect choice for such windows due to the size of the wiper area and the large blades that they can accommodate. Straightline wipers can be installed at both the top and the bottom of the windows for maximum wipe coverage when windows are over two metres in depth. These wiper blades can also be synchronised, so they wipe at the same time giving maximum visibility when needed.
Oil Rigs and Offshore Platforms
Safety onboard oil rigs and offshore platforms in paramount, and although these platforms are mostly stationary, it’s still very important to have clear unhindered viability of all areas. Pneumatic air driven wiper systems are the perfect choice for hazardous offshore areas; Solarglide offer a range of bespoke pneumatic wipers for such a situation, when electric wiper systems are not allowed for safety reasons.
Visibility is extremely important for crane operations as the cabin is open to all weather conditions. So, as well as good sun protection, a crane cabin also needs a robust and reliable wiper system to allow daily operations to be carried out on time and in a safe manner. Straightline wipers can be added to the front and the side windows to always ensure clear visibility for the operator improving safety in the cabin and for those working below on the ground.
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