A/S Tenfjord Mek. Verk. announce a revolutionary new design of steering unit which will save owners and builders a considerable amount in capital costs and installation time. The new unit incorporates all motors, pumps, valves, and oil reservoir integral with the rudder motor, thereby doing away with the usual separate installations in the steering compartment; this saves the shipyard the work of fabricating separate seatings for pumps etc. For a given rudder torgue, the new unit is 30% less in weight than the original design in the current Tenfjord range, which did not include the accessory components. The new design eliminates the need for a tapered rudder stock and restriction of vertical lift; a stock with a parallel shank is used, secured to the tiller by a patented system of locking rings. It is not necessary to accurately align the rudder motor to the stock as the tiller is spherically shaped within the motor housing and can move axially to correct any misalignment.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Reed (Thomas) Industrial Press Limited

    36/37 Cock Lane, Saracen's Head Building
    London EC1A 9BY,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

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  • Accession Number: 00156264
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 22 1977 12:00AM