With over 90% efficiency Hydrotors cranks any engine size, from very small up to over 70litres displacement. With various flanges, configurations pre-engage and soft cycle inertia starters, with a overhung pinion version, the Hydraulic starter can be fitted on any engine.
Hydraulic Start Systems
Features and Benefits of KTI Hydraulic Starting Systems.
The patented Hydrotor® starting system has been proven through many years of reliable service under environmental extremes worldwide. Its use is particularly suited to low temperature operation where, given the correct choice of oil/hydraulic fluid, the energy potential for engine starting is relatively constant compared with battery energized starting. In hazardous environments, the explosion or fire risk is considerably lower than that pertaining with electrical starting, since the compressible (energy) medium is nitrogen, an inert gas.
Hydraulic Starters produce higher torque and speed resulting in faster, more efficient engine starting.
With the addition of a Beryllium Copper pinion, the hydraulic starter meets the requirements of Class 1, Div. 1 environments.
Unlike alternative starting methods, hydraulic starting systems are nearly unaffected by extreme temperatures.
With the use of the hand pump, hydraulic starting systems are capable of overcoming a "black start" condition proving to be critical during emergency situations.
Due to constant lubrication of the moving parts, hydraulic starting systems often survive the life of the engine, which results in less "lifetime cost" when compared to other starting methods