IMTRA brings Lilaas controller technology to US market

(NEW BEDFORD, Mass.) — IMTRA, a leading manufacturer and importer of quality marine products, has announced a partnership with Lilaas to bring the latest in sleek, contemporary and intuitive controls to the U.S. market. With this exclusive distribution agreement, Lilaas products will enhance IMTRA’s line of quality OEM products.

Lilaas award-winning products have been the staple of ship operations for years. Adding to its portfolio, Lilaas has recently introduced its newest type-approved and competitively priced compact controllers, the L01 and the L04. Popular in European markets, the new controllers are now available exclusively from IMTRA in North America. The L01 is designed for azimuth, single/double thruster and propulsion control, while the L04 is a multi-axis joystick controller designed for a wide variety of onboard and shore-based applications. Custom-tailored for every application, each unit delivers ease of use for operators in today’s shipping industry.

The L01 is offered in multiple configurations and can be purchased with an electric shaft system or as a mechanical version. Feature-packed, the unit’s TFT LCD display panel graphically shows lever position and provides feedback information from ships’ systems. It also includes improved image quality controls, such as addressability and contrast, as well as capacitive touch switches for menu operation or for customizing functionality. Each unit communicates via CANopen, analog signals or both, depending on the specific application. IMTRA’s technicians have been trained in the Lilaas factory and can configure the L01 in minutes as part of the installation and setup process using Lilaas’ proprietary advanced software. Controllers can also be purchased with optional engraved indicators and LED illuminated scale.

“We are very pleased that our new partnership with Lilaas times perfectly with the introduction of its next generation of products,” said Alex Larsen, vice president of commercial sales, IMTRA. “Lilaas is a leader in precision marine, medical and aviation control technology, all manufactured at its state-of-the-art facility. The L01 and L04 controls fit seamlessly with the quality products that are our speciality. They perfectly round out the high-performance equipment portfolio that we offer our system integrators and installation partners, as well as end users.”

For pricing and configuration information, call 508-995-7000. For more information on Lilaas L01 and L04 controllers, and Lilaas’ full line of products, visit For more information on IMTRA or its entire product line, call 508-995-7000 or visit

By Professional Mariner Staff