The hydraulic piping represents all the hydraulic flexible tubes linking together the hydraulic components (equipped tank, proportional distributor, by-pass valve, cylinder…). Its definition depends on the number and type of steering system components and on the distances between these components. It also depends on the configuration of the hydraulic diagram (single or double cylinder, elements supplied on the equipped tank or separately).
Each hydraulic hose is fitted with pre-swaged fittings and union fittings on both ends.
|Electro-Hydraulic Steering System with Single Cylinder|
|DP||Single Proportional Distributor|
|VCL||Cylinder / Linear Sensor|
1. Separate power pack and single proportional distributor
1′. Power pack and single proportional distributor mounted on the equipped tank
|Electro-Hydraulic Steering System with Double Cylinder|
|DP||Double Proportional Distributor 1 and 2|
|BP||By-Pass Valves 1 and 2|
|VCL||Cylinders / Linear Sensors 1 and 2|
Example of Hydraulic Piping Setup
Specifications of the steering system configuration:
Electro-hydraulic steering system with double cylinder and separate elements.
In function of the chosen locations for the installation of the elements on the boat, the distances numbered 1 à 11 in the above diagram 2 must be determined.
2. Separate power pack and double proportional distributor
2′. Power pack and double proportional distributor mounted on the equipped tank