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LAU Hydraulic Linear Drives (Custom Solutions)

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The fixed design of traditional hydraulic linear drives means that there often isn’t enough room by the rudder, forcing you to settle for a less powerful alternative. Octopus LAU drives set you free from this limitation - the multiple configurations offer professional installers the versatility to pick the correct fitting combination to get the job done in a tight space - no more settling for second best!

Small Space?  Think Big! Four drive versions for yachts up to 80ft, 20 tons.

 

Twice the feel on the wheel

Any helmsperson knows that feedback from the wheel is essential to efficiently steer a sailboat.  The drawback to traditional hydraulic linear drives was the friction from backdriving the steering ram, which often killed this vital feedback.  Not any more - the unique configuration of the LAU drives means 50% less drag than other drives, giving the benefit of more feel on the steering wheel.

Maximum Performance

Variable flow pumps professionally set the ram speed to ensure the performance is fine tuned to suit the exact steering characteristics of the yacht.

Easy to Service

The pumpset has inbuilt shutoff valves, recommended on all professional hydraulic installations  - no more bleeding the system each time the pump is removed!  Standard hose length 6ft (2m) - custom lengths available.

Key Features

Greater Flexibility - 8 configurations allows you to choose the best for each boat

Easy to Supply, Easy to Specify - Available in kit form

Low Power Consumption - High precision technology halves battery consumption

Quiet Operation - Separate pumpset can be located for maximum noise suppression

Half the Drag- 50% less backdrive friction when steering manually

Drive Configurations

Front Mounted BP Valve & Reservoir Options

FA Option
FA Option
FBR Option
FBR Option
FBL Option
FBL Option
FC Option
FC Option

Rear Mounted BP Valve & Reservoir Options

 

RA Option
RA Option
RBR Option
RBR Option
RBL Option
RBL Option
RC Option
RC Option

Specification & Order Codes

DRIVES
Order Codes

AVERAGE / MAX CURRENT
(Piston pump efficiency will reduce
actual power consumption)

FEATURES PERFORMANCE YACHT SELECTION
Volts
Cylinder
Bore
Variable
Flow Rate
Stroke
Hardover Time
(Suggested)
Max Rudder
Torque
Peak
Thrust
Max Boat
Length
Max Laden
Displacement
1012LAU7
4 – 6A / 19A
12V
38MM
500cc -
1litre/min
178mm
7in
12-14 sec
750Nm
6,630lbin
400Kg
882lbs
14m 45ft
11,000Kg
24,200lbs
1024LAU7
2 – 3A / 10A
24V
38MM
500cc -
1litre/min
178mm
7in
12-14 sec
750Nm
6,630lbin
400Kg
882lbs
14m 45ft
11,000Kg
24,200lbs
1212LAU12
4 – 6A / 19A
12V
38MM
600cc -
1.2 litre/min
305mm
12in
14-16 sec
1,200Nm
10,600lbin
400Kg
882lbs
18m 60ft
15,000Kg
33,000lbs
1224LAU12
2 – 3A / 10A
24V
38MM
600cc -
1.2 litre/min
305mm
12in
14-16 sec
1,200Nm
10,600lbin
400Kg
882lbs
18m 60ft
15,000Kg
33,000lbs
2012LAU9
6 – 8 / 22A
12V
45MM
1 - 2 litres/min
228.6mm
9in
14-16 sec
1,200Nm
10,600lbin
600Kg
1,322lbs
22m 70ft
17,000Kg
37,500lbs
2024LAU9
3 – 4A / 11A
24V
45MM
1 - 2 litres/min
228.6mm
9in
14-16 sec
1,200Nm
10,600lbin
600Kg
1,322lbs
22m 70ft
17,000Kg
37,500lbs
2012LAU12
6 – 8 / 22A
12V
45MM
1 - 2 litres/min
305mm
12in
14-16 sec
1,500Nm
13,200lbin
600Kg
1,322lbs
24.5m 80ft
20,000Kg
44,000lbs
2024LAU12
3 – 4A / 11A
24V
45MM
1 - 2 litres/min
305mm
12in
14-16 sec
1,500Nm
13,200lbin
600Kg
1,322lbs
24.5m 80ft
20,000Kg
44,500lbs

Downloads

LAU Installation Guide

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