The MEGALINE Hydraulic power unit Model HPU 15/55 is the most economical and preferred solution to power the reel and line setter. The hydraulic pump that is incorporated in this power unit is driven by a 15kW (20HP) electric motor. Using an electric motor to drive the pump is the preferred option as it makes the reel and setter speed completely independent of other factors such the main engine’s operating speed. This is a very important operational consideration. It also allows the system to be switched off completely when not in use. Some operators purchase a second power unit in order to have a 100% back up drive system.
Please remember that in order to operate the power unit, the existing generator capacity on the vessel must be capable of starting and running the 15kW (20HP) electric motor that drives the pump. For those vessels that do not have sufficient electrical capacity, a loose pump is available that can be driven off the main engine or an auxiliary. In such cases it is always best to supply our technical department with details of the proposed drive arrangement so that a reliable solution can be engineered.
The Hydraulic Power Unit HPU Model 15/55 is designed specifically to power the SLL Reel Model MMR 3.5/63 and the SLL Line Setter Model WSLS. The high capacity of this hydraulic power unit makes it always possible to maintain an excellent speed of line recovery. This feature is especially useful when first recovering the line when the storage reel is almost empty.