In order to get the best control with the minimum effort, the steering system must match the specific vessel’s requirements. A standard steering system in its basic composition includes major elements such as:
Hydraulic helm pump of the axial piston type, which pumps oil into the system each time the steering wheel is turned.
Hydraulic cylinder, which is the real rudder actuator and determines the power of the system.
The pump and the cylinder are connected together by means of rigid or flexible hoses, suitable for hydraulic applications and sized according to the pump displacement.
That basic system can be paired with additional hydraulic helm pumps, autopilot power units and further valves & accessories.
Twin Disc steering systems are available for use in pleasure and commercial applications, including mega yachts.