World’s leading manufacturer of thrusters including:

Ten DC electric thrusters ranging from 66lbs of thrust to 627lbs. of thrust.
Four hydraulic thrusters ranging from 220lbs. of thrust to 1210lbs. of thrust.
All with more safety features than any other thruster.


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Hydraulic Thruster Systems

A hydraulic thruster system is the natural choice when extended run time or heavy thruster usage is expected.  Side-Power hydraulic systems are designed to fit pleasure or commercial vessels, reducing the complexity of the system and making them as user friendly to operate as possible and as simple to install as possible.  All systems are typically sized to real world scenarios to maximize performance of both bow and stern thruster while engines are at idle.


Hydraulic System Components

  • Stainless steel tank with pre-fitted components
  • Thruster units, a maximum of four thrusters
  • Optional stabilizer system
  • Optional extra consumers such as anchor windlass or bilge pumps
  • Load sense or variable displacement pumps
  • Optional AC power pack
  • Optional accumulator tank
  • Cooling and cooling pump

For a complete Side-Power engineered hydraulic system, please contact IMTRA Corporation

Hydraulic Tank Features

  • Stainless steel tank finished in gloss white powder coat to yacht standards
  • Soft mounting feet to avoid structurally borne noise
  • Internal swash plate to remove air from oil and prevent sloshing
  • All internal hydraulic connections are pre-fit to avoid additional installation time
  • All electric connections are pre-fit, remaining electrical connections are plug and play
  • High pressure filter and return filter with service gauges attached to the tanks
  • Low oil alarm and oil temp sensor pre-fit to tank
  • All valves are pre-fit and preset to correct flow and pressure ratings

Advantage of Load Sense Pumps

  • Reliable and proven system
  • Delivers only the flow and pressure that is actually needed at the time
  • The load sense control of the pump is more reliable than a clutch system
  • Low heat and energy waste
  • High efficiency piston pumps
  • Low noise both in running and standby mode
  • Ignition proof for use with gas engines
  • Can be fit to engines, gearboxes, generators and AC pumps

Cooling System

  • Optional internal cooling for compact installation on light duty systems
  • External cooling for systems with high duty cycle
  • Low consumption hydraulic driven cooling pump controlled electronically by tank temperature sensor

Electrical System

  • CAN Bus based S-Link system for total integration of all components
  • Intelligent integration allows thrusters and stabilizers to work together seamlessly
  • Control sharing with other joystick or Dynamic Positioning Systems via S-Link Node


Control Panels

Side-Power hydraulic systems can be controlled via fully proportional control systems or via on/off controls.

  • To see an example of a Proportional Control, click here (SMPJC222)
  • To see an example of an On/Off Control, click here (SM8940G)