Steering Gear

Steering Gear integrated with the rudder system defines the complete ‘turning mechanism’ mandatory for each and every ship irrespective of size, type and operation.steering gear system explained

The efficiency of performance of steering gear depends on some main aspects. These basic requirements to be invariably met by all steering gears are guided by rules set by classification societies.

The steering gear system consists of the following:

  • Rudder actuators
  • Power units
  • Hydraulic pumps and valves
  • Other auxiliary equipment needed to apply turn the rudder by applying torque

Fountom mainly supplies two types of steering gear, ram type steering gear and piston type steering gear.

Single or double ram steering gear for high torque.

Piston-type steering gear designed for reliability,...