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COMMANDER Rotary Vane Steering Gear

COMMANDER Rotary Vane Steering Gear

Van der Velden COMMANDER™ rotary vane steering gear is ideal for all commercial oceangoing vessels as well as superyachts and inland ships. The simple, robust and compact design of the steering gear and the fact that it only has one movable part ensures trouble-free, maintenance-free operation. Significant cost savings are the obvious long-term result.

This system is available in rudder angles up to 2 x 65 degrees, giving greater flexibility when choosing the design and type of your rudders. The integrated rudder carrier is part of the actuator. Bearings are designed to take the full vertical load of the rudder and rudder stock, with no additional rudder carrier being needed.

Specifcations

ADVANTAGES

Why choose Van der Velden COMMANDER™ Rotary Vane Steering Gear:

  • Compact design
  • Maintenance-free operation
  • Wide torque range
  • Easy plug & play installation
  • No fitting bolts on foundation
  • No on-site alignment required
  • Easy installation

  • Simple and efficient steering gear connection with clamping rings to rudder stock for torques up to 400 kNm (cylindrical interface)
  • Actuator is mounted directly to the rudder stock
  • Oil-injected keyless fit to rudder stock > 400 kNm (conical interface)
  • No fitting bolts on foundation
  • Mechanical stoppers on outer ring
  • Simple alignment with steel wedges and shock-fast
  • Integrated rudder carrier
  • Constant operation torque

Package

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