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Simrad RPU Hydraulic Pumps

Simrad RPU Hydraulic Pumps

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The Simrad RPU Hydraulic Pumps can be combined with an autopilot computer as part of an autopilot system.

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Hydraulic steering systems are now being used in every category of small vessel. In many respects hydraulic steering is preferable to mechanical steering. Hydraulic systems normally comprise of two main components, a steering wheel pump and steering cylinder(s). The steering wheel pump may be either a gear pump or a plunger pump. Whichever type is installed, steering is achieved by turning the steering wheel in either direction causing oil from the wheel pump to be supplied to the appropriate side of the cylinder. Oil is returned via the opposite side of the cylinder back to the pump.

The linear motion of the cylinder rod is transformed to a rotary motion by the tiller, which turns the rudder shaft and rudder. Check valves (non-return valves) are usually incorporated to prevent the rudder driving the steering wheel pump. If an autopilot is to be included in such a hydraulic steering system, then the oil flow providing the rudder movement must be controlled by electrical signals from the autopilot.

The RPU80 is recommended for cylinders between 80-250 cm3(4,9-15,2 cu. in.), RPU160 for cylinders between 160-550 cm3(9,8-33,5 cu.in.) and RPU300 for cylinders between 290 -960 cm3 (17,7-58,5 cu.in.). 

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Simrad RPU Hydraulic Pumps 21116181 RPU80 hydraulic pump for boats up to 35 feet in length
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