As a leading designer and manufacturer of power- assisted steering systems, Hypro Marine has an enviable reputation in the industry for the quality and performance of its products.

Some of the world’s most prestigious yacht builders rely on Hypro Marine steering systems, along with world renowned Coast Guard Agencies and rescue organizations operating in some of the harshest marine environments.

ELECTRONIC COMMAND STEERING (ECS): Hypro Marine has Electronic Command Steering (ECS) system to provide steering as responsive as hydraulics but without the time-consuming installation.

12/24 VOLT DC POWERED STEERING: The 12/24V DC power pack systems are the latest editions to the power assisted steering options.

PRESSURISED ENGINE / GEAR BOX PTO PUMP DRIVEN: Pressurised direct drive pump systems have been available for many years and in the time that Hypro Marine have been manufacturing them, they have been periodically improved and upgraded.

12/24 volt DC Powered Steering

The 12/24v DC power pack systems are the latest editions to the power assisted steering options. Because of their simplicity and ease of installation, these are proving to be a very popular addition.

After initially introducing this concept on the smaller HM2940 Servo Power Cylinder a larger version has been developed to extend the range for larger applications.

Systems are multi-station capable and because they are non-pressurised, the upper helm is vented. Bleeding can be done manually or by using a 12v automatic power purger, keeping commissioning times to a minimum. In the event of loss of electrical power to the power pack, these systems automatically revert to manual wheel steering.

Electronic Command Steering (ECS)

Hypro Marine recently launched their new Electronic Command Steering (ECS) system to provide steering as responsive as hydraulics but without the time-consuming installation.

ECS replaces a traditional hydraulic helmed system with an electronic helm unit which is connected to an electronic power unit via a single pre-made wiring harness with “Deutsch” multi pin connectors. The single harness replaces hydraulic hoses eliminating any hydraulic oil running through the boat to the control stations. This not only prevents potentially expensive accidents but also dramatically reduces the installation and commissioning times.

In operation, the ECS system offers a 4 turn lock to lock steering at 1 rev/second with a positive stop at hardover and is multi station capable. The system has been designed for boats of 40ft and upwards in length and can be scaled up to in excess of 100ft.

Benefits of ECS:-

  • No hydraulic hoses to helm positions
  • No oil to helm positions
  • Simplified commissioning
  • Single multi core harness with Deutsch plug connector
  • 4 turns lock to lock @ 1 sec/rev response rate
  • Positive lock at hard over position
  • Emergency back up options
  • No rudder feedback device required to be installed
  • Multi station capability
  • Tilt helm option available
  • Rear or front mount fixed helm options
  • 1″/ft taper on ¾” helm shaft

Pressurised Engine/Gear Box PTO Pump Driven

Pressurised direct drive pump systems have been available for many years, and in the time that Hypro Marine have been manufacturing them, they have been periodically improved and upgraded to what they are today. Pumps are available to plug straight on to most popular engine or gear box makes/models or can be specified to come fitted to the engine prior to delivery. Single or twin pumps can be used and a pressure and flow conditioning valve to suit is coupled to the bulkhead mounted reservoirs.

An optional autopilot control valve is also available as part of the bulkhead reservoir. Systems are multi-station capable and because they operate with a pre-charge pressure, the helm pumps are all fully sealed, not vented. Systems offer nominally 3½ turns lock to lock highly responsive fingertip effort steering with a 2.0 cu.in (33cc) helm which automatically revert to manual wheel steering if there is loss of power to the pump.

Arneson Surface Drive Control

Hypro Marine has specified and supplied steering systems for Arneson Surface Drives on up to triple ASD 16s, including trim control.

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