RELIABLE STEERING SYSTEMS
Steering systems of Damen Marine Components
When Damen Marine Components (DMC) merged with Van der Velden Marine Systems, the companies joined forces, becoming an A-brand and market leader in marine and offshore steering systems. From that moment onwards, innovation developments have certainly not quietened down. DMC now supplies a complete range of hydraulic steering systems up to a torque of 1,600 kNm, regardless of the ship type.
A steering system for every type of vessel
Our asymmetric steering systems come in sets of two or four rudders and can be expanded up to eight rudders. This system is suitable for every type of vessel and is especially popular in the inland shipping market. In addition, Damen Marine Components also designs and produces customised steering systems – again, for any ship type.
Piston-type steering system
Our Piston-type steering system (RAM-type) is designed for single rudder operation. The two double-acting cylinders ensure reliability and residual capacity. When one of the cylinders malfunctions, 50% of the capacity still remains available. This maintenance-friendly configuration is easy to install on a single adjustable foundation plate and is therefore extremely suitable for inland shipping barges, coasters and seagoing commercial vessels, among others.
The Rotary Vane is the powerhouse among the steering systems and is available with a torque of 30 to 1,600 kNm. This top model consists of an integrated tiller and cylinder and generates an equally high torque at all steering angles. The Rotary Vane is often used on oceangoing vessels and super yachts, making it a top-class steering system.