Company profile

Scan-Steering was founded in 1960. Today Scan-Steering is one of the leading manufactures of complete steering systems in the world. We have a wide range of hydraulic end electronic equipment consisting of:

  • Magnetic compass
  • Gyro compass
  • Repeaters
  • Rudder control systems
  • Hydaulic steering gear
  • Power units
  • Computer systems
  • Accessories

Scan-Steering has always been ahead of their competitors when it comes to developing new technology and total steering systems, and dealing with only one supplier will benefit you in several ways:

  • Total compatibility
  • Easy installation
  • Easy maintenance
  • Easy service
  • Quick support
  • Tested systems

The steering system

Today's modern vessels require the steering system of the future, which can help reduce the cost of maintenance and increase fuel efficiency. Scan-Steering has more than 40 years of experience in making and installing special steering systems for awide variety of vessels.

The systems are made for one, two, three or more rudders and the multi rudder system can be electronic or mechanical synchronized.All of our systems are made according to IMO, SOLAS and are build to fit the restrictions of any classification authority.

The steering gears are designed with one or two cylinderes which gives a very high degree of safty and reliability. It can be provided with a support ball bearing, a spherical rudder carrier bearing, or other types of bearings.

The steering is supplied with a handhydraulic wheel pump (axial piston pump), for hand and emergency steering. The wheel pump can be delivered for panelmounting, but can also be built into a steering column.All our hydraulic pumps can be created to fit your demands. All necessary valves and fittings are supplied according to classification requirements.

- combined with the latest technology

Scan-Steering has continously been working on improvement in quality and performance of all parts of the steering systems produced by the company.

The latest improvement has been made in the sealing components of the steering gears where the normally used U-gaskets and scraper rings, have been replaced by the newest technology in teflon gaskets.

This gives a lot of benefits such as great reduction in the normal wear on piston rods, reduced risk of leaks, very long life-time of the gaskets, which means that no maintenance is required.

With this latest improvement the steering gear will work for a long period of time, whithout requiring repairs or major overhaul, as long as the required lubrication is made according to manufacturer's instructions.

Scan-Steering has a very flexible production line, and can make steering gears and systems according to requirements. Including high shock resistant anti-magnetic steering rear made in salt water resistant stainless steel and special construction for navy boats.


Scan-Steering is capable of delivering steering gears with capacity up to 600 KNm for single or twin rudder vessels. For twin rudder vessels there are possibilities of mechanical synchronization by means of a connecting rod or electronic syncronizaition of rudders, where connection rod is not possible to use, such as catamarans etc. in which case the company's unique double electronic rudder control system is used.

The electronic rudder control is extremely accurate, thanks to the electronic rudder angle transmitter, which has now been proven unsurpassed for nearly 10 years. The transmitter operates without potentiometer which means that there is no mechanical wear and in many cases the rudder transmitter(s) will last for the lifetime of the vessel.

All Scan-Steering's steering systems are made to meet the requirements of the various classification authorities, this means that all steering gears etc. are made from approved materials and are constructed, assembled, and tested in accordance with the rule and regulations of all major classification authorities. Consequently all systems can be delivered with certificate according to customer's requirement.

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