Steering Gears

Steering Gears – contemporary and safe design

Progress and innovation are core elements of our daily work. Within the field of maritime control systems and supervision of steering units we elaborate a state-of-the art and contemporary design.

A modern steering gear system might be designed as follows:

A 7-inch touch-display will be installed in the wheelhouse, a PLC-control implemented within the control panel while both components are connected via a bus system. Analogue pressure feelers, temperature- and level sensors as well as rudder position transmitters/ encoders send their information to the control panel while the operating voltage and control voltage supply are constantly being supervised.

Thanks to the connexion of all devices  the touch display in the wheelhouse visualizes all data at a glance for a total overview of all control elements.

Are you interested in modernizing your steering gears? We are at your disposal for any technical advice!

Taylor-made steering gear systems

We offer taylor-made solutions for your projects starting from the early planning stage and design up to the entire final assembly, test run and warranty period – according to your specific requirements. Whether pilot control or route control – your wishes are our command.

Additional components of our taylor-made steering gear systems comprise of:

  • hydraulic tanks (bicameral system) incl. control block, alarm transmitters, emergency pump
  • emergency control
  • electrical control and monitoring
  • main hydraulic pump, LS-regulator and 2 rudder speeds
  • proportional control
  • oar factory with cylinders

Any questions concerning our taylor-made steering gears? Give us a call – we are looking forward to discussing your demand!

Taylor-made steering gear systems

We offer taylor-made solutions for your projects starting from the early planning stage and design up to the entire final assembly, test run and warranty period – according to your specific requirements. Whether pilot control or route control – your wishes are our command.

Additional components of our taylor-made steering gear systems comprise of:

  • hydraulic tanks (bicameral system) incl. control block, alarm transmitters, emergency pump
  • emergency control
  • electrical control and monitoring
  • main hydraulic pump, LS-regulator and 2 rudder speeds
  • proportional control
  • oar factory with cylinders

Any questions concerning our taylor-made steering gears? Give us a call – we are looking forward to discussing your demand!

Hydraulic drives for 360°-controls

Being an experienced producer of electric- and hydraulic systems for professional navigation and the commercial shipping industry we can design and supply any size of hydraulic drives for bow thrusters and other 360° drives: for both – open as well as closed hydraulic systems. A state-of-the art electrical control with supervision is thereby as obvious as a 360° route control combined with proportional control.

Are you interested in FS-Schiffstechnik’s hydraulic drives? Please get in touch with us!

Hydraulic pumps – replacement and repair

We offer both – replacements as well as repair of any kind of hydraulic pumps.

During exchange and replacement of existing hydraulic pumps we supply an install axial piston pumps in various regulation systems (LS-control, volume control, pressure control). Good to know: Oil temperatures can be kept low my means of LS-control!

We also deliver, repair and overhaul hydraulic pumps of any third manufacturer e.g.

  • Bosch axial piston pumps 16m3/rev. (exchange pumps on stock)
  • Volvo pumps V30-35, V30-66, V30-128 (exchange pumps on stock)

Due to the availability of various exchange pumps on stock in Duisburg we are able to realize an exchange of hydraulic pumps within a short period and delivery time.

Please contact us and tell us about your needs!

Hydraulic pumps – replacement and repair

We offer both – replacements as well as repair of any kind of hydraulic pumps.

During exchange and replacement of existing hydraulic pumps we supply an install axial piston pumps in various regulation systems (LS-control, volume control, pressure control). Good to know: Oil temperatures can be kept low my means of LS-control!

We also deliver, repair and overhaul hydraulic pumps of any third manufacturer e.g.

  • Bosch axial piston pumps 16m3/rev. (exchange pumps on stock)
  • Volvo pumps V30-35, V30-66, V30-128 (exchange pumps on stock)

Due to the availability of various exchange pumps on stock in Duisburg we are able to realize an exchange of hydraulic pumps within a short period and delivery time.

Please contact us and tell us about your needs!

Hydraulic cylinders for the highest demands:

Besides the repair and overhaul of your hydraulic cylinders, FS Schiffstechnik can offer taylor-made solutions and customer made cylinders. Our services also include detailed engineering and design, offering you the most suitable hydraulic cylinders while meeting your specific needs.

Any questions about hydraulic cylinders? Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us!

Oar factory – optimization and complete solutions

FS Schiffstechnik can give you professional advice for all parts and elements of a rudder system offering you the most comprehensive products and solutions.

We take all measures for optimization by modifying your existing oar factory in order to optimize your rudder conduct and pattern. The technical design of rudder angles for a perfect rudder control  is also part of our services.

We also offer complete rudder systems including:

  • hydraulic cylinders
  • cylinder admission
  • connecting bar
  • counter bearings
  • Yoke arms

Any questions left? We are there for you, get in contact!

Oar factory – optimization and complete solutions

FS Schiffstechnik can give you professional advice for all parts and elements of a rudder system offering you the most comprehensive products and solutions.

We take all measures for optimization by modifying your existing oar factory in order to optimize your rudder conduct and pattern. The technical design of rudder angles for a perfect rudder control  is also part of our services.

We also offer complete rudder systems including:

  • hydraulic cylinders
  • cylinder admission
  • connecting bar
  • counter bearings
  • Yoke arms

Any questions left? We are there for you, get in contact!

Control valves – from basic engineering to final assembly

Being an expert in electric- and hydraulic systems for commercial shipping we offer you  professional yet personalized consultation and advice, planning, engineering and optimization of your existing rudder system  – from hydraulic pumps to control valves.

On top of the modification of your existing control valves we can also offer you the supply and assembly of

  • proportional control units
  • LS control units
  • control systems on valve blocks for reduction of piping works

Electric control for rudder hydraulics

Electric control is a core element in rudder hydraulics. If you are a manufacturer or supplier of electric- or hydraulic systems for professional navigation we provide you with our taylor-made control panels including control relays and contactors inside the engine room as well as operating panels with all control elements and emergency control.

According to our customer requests we also plan and deliver

  • pilot control
  • route control systems for various manufacturers

For 360° drives for bow thrusters and other drives we also supply:

  • electric drive systems via supplemental 2nd power packs

Electric control for rudder hydraulics

Electric control is a core element in rudder hydraulics. If you are a manufacturer or supplier of electric- or hydraulic systems for professional navigation we provide you with our taylor-made control panels including control relays and contactors inside the engine room as well as operating panels with all control elements and emergency control.

According to our customer requests we also plan and deliver

  • pilot control
  • route control systems for various manufacturers

For 360° drives for bow thrusters and other drives we also supply:

  • electric drive systems via supplemental 2nd power packs

E-Boats – energy efficient hydraulic drive systems

FS Schiffstechnik manufactures hydraulic drives with

  • variable rpm speeds and rotational directions
  • weight reduction
  • low energy consumption

according to your specific requirements.

For E-boats we also offer energy efficient rudder actuators by hydraulic drives with variable speed and rotational directions. Your advantages are – just to name a few – weight reduction and lower energy consumption.

Are you interested in energy efficient rudder actuators?

Together we will find the most suitable solution for your demand!