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Lecomble & Schmitt

Hydraulic Steering Systems

Lecomble & Schmitt has always focused attention on the development and manufacture of high-quality hydraulic steering systems. Follow-through and support of our products is one of the company’s key priorities!

The latest LS cylinder range for outboard single-engines up to 350 hp has benefited from improved technology, making these products increasingly robust.

For simple and efficient maintenance by professionals, LS has developed a full range of tools to maintain the integrity of the cylinder components.

This steer-by-wire steering system has been specifically designed for multiple-rudder configurations on monohull or multihull boats. It combines the advantages of an electric steering and hydraulic power.

In particular, this innovative concept makes the following possible:

> Great ease of installation of the control section and the hydraulic part.

> Removal of all the hydraulic piping in the inhabitable spaces, replaced by small cross-section quick-connect electric wires.

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It was on the occasion of a very dynamic METS show and a positive market trend that L.S presented its hydraulic steering systems for boats.

More particularly, a new “steer-by-wire” and “power assisted” steering range was displayed. This technological step intended for power catamarans and powerful outboard motors was very well received and aroused keen interest among all our partners, boatyards and distributors.

These products can be found in our new 2019 catalogues and on our website.

Lecomble & Schmitt will be attending the upcoming boat shows where the new products and the products the company is already best known for will be exhibited: amongst them the range of hydraulic steering systems for outboard motors which is the largest range available on the market with 5 different models suitable for motors from 50 to 700 hp.

In order to meet the increased demand of our clients, this range of steering systems will be systematically supplied with a manual filler kit. You can also find this kit among the many accessories already available in this product category.

After a successful 2017-2018 nautical season, the 2018-2019 season is on its way with the publication of our new catalogues. You will discover our new line extensions within our Outboard, Inboard, Linear drives and Steer-by-Wire ranges.

These new products will be presented at the 2018 METS and NAUTIC shows. Our team will be pleased to welcome you at the METS show in Amsterdam from the 13th to the 15th of November 2018 (Hall 1 – Stand 726) and at the NAUTIC Paris Boat Show from the 8th to the 16th December 2018 (Hall 2-1 B40).

Save the dates!

The market increasing demand has led us to develop a hydraulic linear drive for sailboats up to 80’.

This new system 63 ST 28 DEBP NEWAVE is based on the technical specifications that have proved so successful in linear drives 32 / 40 ST 16 and 50 ST 20.

This upscale model achieves a thrust of 1100 kg (2447 lbs) for a 300 mm stroke. It becomes the most powerful hydraulic linear drive series-model on the market.

It is as for now already available for sale and will be presented at the next autumn boat shows.

Lecomble & Schmitt gives you access to a new “technical support” video which will enable you to fill and bleed linear drive types 32 / 40 ST 16 and 50 ST 20 Newave.

All our tutorials for technical support are easily accessible in the video section on our website or on our Youtube channel.

 

European boat shows are in full swing and visitors can see the equipment displayed by major market players. After Amsterdam, Paris, Dusseldorf and Genoa, Lecomble & Schmitt mobile displays for outboard and inboard steering systems have just been back from the Belgium and the Zagreb boat shows where they have been exhibited on our distributors’ booths.

The success scored during these two events reflects the recovery of the market and gives us hope for a good nautical year.

The audit conducted by Bureau Veritas in view to obtain ISO 9001 certification in its new version has taken place and has not identified any non-compliance. Quite the contrary, the assessment has highlighted following points:

Efficiency: On the basis of the various indicators presented and their overall results, the efficiency is good and continuous improvement is in place for all audited processes.”

Maturity: The quality management system is robust, monitored in a very stringent manner and particularly mature with regard to the size of the company. The quality management system is being used as a powerful guidance tool.”

Adaptation: The work that has been done to adapt the system to the 2015 version of ISO 9001 has paid off, the philosophy of this new version is well understood and implemented.”

Consistency between the company’s policy and its goals and targets: The company’s policy is perfectly consistent with the defined goals and identified targets.”

A survey on the topics “orders and delivery times, quality, customer relationship, after-sales service” has been addressed to a panel of distributors and to national and international integrators. The results of the 2016 / 2017 survey are now known.

The analysis of these responses shows that 90% of clients questioned are satisfied or very satisfied with the topics covered in the survey. These results confirm the adequacy of our responses to our clients’ expectations and are an encouragement to make every effort in our commitment to continuous improvement.