Only three moving parts, increasing reliability
Three times more efficient, half the battery consumption
ADJUSTABLE FLOW RATE
- Configure performance to suit your vessel
- Octopus linear drives are available with a large range of stroke and
- 9" Stroke, remote mounted pump, 12 Volts, for vessels up to
70 Feet or 37,500 lbs.
- Standard drives are available with the pump either mounted on the
ram or separately.
Octopus offer a full range of powerful, low current consumption
hydraulic linear drives designed for long passage making. An independent
comparison by the University of British Columbia* showed that Octopus
piston pumps are three times more efficient than a gear pump and can be
expected to halve the battery consumption when compared to a competitorís
unit, therefore doubling the effective range of the autopilot on one
The drives are available either with the pump mounted on the cylinder
or mounted separately.
Adjustable Flow Rate
linear drive that does not have variable flow (unless dedicated to a range
of yachts) will be operating either too quickly or too slowly in 90% of
cases. Autopilot manufacturers get around this problem by adjusting the
output to the pump to compensate. However, this either forces the pump to
operate for longer periods of time which increases power consumption and
wear on the parts, or the pump will operate at high pressure for short
periods of time - also putting unnecessary strain and wear on the system.
Octopus variable flow reversing pumps precisely control the speed of
the ram, reducing battery consumption, pressure, strain and wear on the