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Factors that impact thruster efficiency

By Marek Jamborowicz 29. June 2020

Using the input power rating as the deciding factor for the right thruster model might leave you with a severely underrated system as there are vast differences between input power and actual thrust output from various manufacturers.

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Topics: Thruster - Work boats, Marine Thrusters, Marine Hydraulics

Hydraulic oil for marine use

By Benny Sorensen 5. June 2019

The pressure bearing media in a hydraulic system can be many different fluids, in which oil is most common. 

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Topics: Marine Hydraulics, Industry Professionals

An introduction to marine hydraulics

By Benny Sorensen 5. June 2019

Marine hydraulics has become one of the most used power- and torque delivery systems, primarily due to the highly efficient transfer of large both linear and rotary forces and torques.

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Topics: Marine Hydraulics, Industry Professionals

Welcome to the marine blog for stabilizers and thrusters

By Thomas Skauen 1. March 2019

Side-Power by Sleipner Motor are proud to introduce this new base of knowledge. Here you will find articles, videos and web pages about thrusters for workboats and stabilizers for yachts and commercial vessels.

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Topics: stabilizers, thrusters, Marine Stabilizers, Marine Thrusters, Marine Hydraulics

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