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Ultraflex is born in 1935 as flexible metal hose manufacturer.
As described by “Our hystory” in other section of this web site, few years later Ultraflex starts to produce push pull cables.
Who has been following our growth and technical development along the past time might think to an ideal path, or to a marine wake which starting from mechanical control cables has later widened to mechanical controls, steering helms and wheels, hydraulic steering systems and recently to electronic controls.
During roughly 70 years Ultraflex has been extending its range of products in order to meet our customers’ demand and most of all always aiming to improve our quality through a constant rise in designing, R&D efforts, new production systems and a better customer assistance, since we are fully aware that all the people who love boating wish to use reliable products having performances according to their expectations.
Therefore we will maintain our helm straight keeping on investing in quality and innovation and we are sure you will want to follow our ideal marine wake with us for many years to go.

ULTRAFLEX HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEMS
All the components of Ultraflex hydraulic steering systems are made specifically for the marine environment, using materials and working process which offer long life and safety for the most extreme conditions.

HOW A HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM WORKS
A hydraulic steering system consists of a steering pump, a cylinder tied to the rudder or to the outboard or sterndrive engine and the connecting nylon or copper tubing.
Under normal operating conditions, a turn of the steering wheel will send the oil from the helm unit into one of the two connecting hydraulic lines.
The oil will be pumped into one of the chambers of the cylinder and either extend or retract the cylinder rod, depending on the steering wheel rotation.
The fluid going out from the other chamber of the cylinder is returned to the helm via the other hydraulic line.
There are two basic components in all the hydraulic steering systems: the helm unit and the cylinder, connected by nylon or copper tubing.The helm unit consists of both a hydraulic pump and a valve assembly.
The valve assembly prevents outgoing fluid from returning along the same line, isolates each steering station, locks the rudder and eliminates rudder “feedback” to the helm.
The cylinders are double acting and may be balanced or unbalanced, (in which case the rod extends through only one end of the cylinder).

SUGGESTIONS AND WARNINGS WHEN SELECTING AN HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM
The strength required to drive a boat equipped with an hydraulic steering system is inversely proportional to the number of turns of the wheel lock-to-lock. The wheel turns are determinated by the ratio between the cylinder volume, pump displacement and the free movement of the rudder.
With the same type of cylinder installed on the engine, the less are the turns, the faster is the response but higher is the effort; more wheel turns, slower is the response and lower is the effort.
Other factors that can influence steering effort are:

Vessel speed
Rudder dimension, or engine power
Propeller selection
Hull type (displacement, planing, etc.)
Sea conditions
Oil viscosity

GUARANTEE CONDITIONS AND EXCLUSIONS
Ultraflex products are guaranteed against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years following the date of manufacture.

Defective products should be returned freight prepaid to the Ultraflex facility and must be accompanied by an Ultraflex issued Returned Goods Authorization number.
Upon receipt, the product will be examined to determine the cause of defect. If the product is determined to have a defect in workmanship or material, it will be repaired or replaced at our discretion.

This guarantee does not cover labor.
This guarantee does not cover products that have been misinstalled or misapplied. Futhermore, it does not cover claims for direct or indirect damage.
We decline liability and exclude guarantee if products are improperly installed, misapplied, or misused.

Our products are not intended to be used in racing applications, therefore this guarantee does not cover our products if they are used for racing purposes.

The descriptions and guidelines shown in this catalog should be used as general reference only. For any further information please contact our Technical Service.

ULTRAFLEX hydraulic steering systems components are all marked CE in compliance with the EEC Directive 94/25 and the rule ISO 10592. The CE Examination on the ULTRAFLEX steering systems has been carried out by an Institute certified by the European Commission.

We kindly remind you that on the boats marked CE it is compulsory to install steering systems with components marked CE (see art. 4 and 5 of Directive 94/25/CE).


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UF-UP28T

UFLEX HYDRAULIC HELM TILT MOUNT

UF-UP28FM 

UFLEX HYDRAULIC HELM FRONT MOUNT

UF-UP28R UFLEX HYDRAULIC HELM REAR MOUNT
UFLEX ACCURA ACCURA ROTARY HELM
UF-B104 

UFLEX CONTROLS

UF-B174 

UFLEX CONTROLS

UF-B203T

UFLEX CONTROLS

UF-B47 

UFLEX CONTROLS

ULTRAFLEX

P34 STEERING SYSTEM FOR INFLATABLE BOATS

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UFLEX HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM

HYDRAULIC STEERING SYSTEM

UFLEX MORES - TELFLEX REPLACEMENT CABLES

TELFLEX REPLACEMENT CABLES

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