Prime Line Industrial Controls History

bullet-transSEASTAR SOLUTIONS HISTORY

 

bullet-transSEASTAR SOLUTIONS BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS

Cable Steering
Teleflex revolutionized small boat steering. In 1962, we introduced the Big-T cable steering system, which used a helical cable instead of the traditional rope and pulley system commonly employed. We made continual improvements throughout the 60s , 70s, and 80s, including a new rack and pinion steering system. In 1991, Teleflex introduced No-FeedBack steering, the first cable steering system to effectively counter torque steer from more powerful outboard motors. Introduced in the mid 80s, the Teleflex pioneered tilt steering for recreational boats.

Hydraulic Steering
Teleflex acquired Capilano Engineering Co., Ltd in 1974. Capilano’s patented Uniflow Valve was the premier technology that led to the development of the initial System 10 and more importantly, the SeaStar steering system in the early 80s. From that beginning has come the SeaStar Pro system for high performance boats and the BayStar system, a more economical system. In 2005, Teleflex introduced SeaStar Power Assist.

Electronic Controls
Teleflex pioneered CANBUS technology for the small boat market in the 1990s and in 2002 introduced its i6000 series Digital Throttle and Shift Control. NMEA 2000 “Plug and play” technology simplified installation, especially for boats with dual stations. Teleflex continues to work with other industry partners to expand on the potential of electronic controls.

Control Cables
Teleflex made its mark in the marine industry and indeed in many other industries through the design and manufacture of push/pull control cables. The Flexatrol flexible conduit was introduced in the 1950s and in the 60s quickly established Teleflex as the leading manufacturer of marine throttle and shift control cables for both dual and single lever systems. The XTREME brand cables now provide the ultimate in performance and reliability.

 

bullet-transPRIME LINE INDUSTRIAL CONTROLS HISTORY

Teleflex Inc. opens aviation business in 1943 with Push-Pull remote control systems for US Warplanes.

Teleflex expands into Automotive and Marine Markets. The Flexatrol flexible conduit was introduced in the 1950s and in the 60s quickly established Teleflex as the leading manufacturer of throttle and shift control cables for both single and dual lever systems.

Teleflex bought Capilano Engineering Co., Ltd. Capilano’s patented Uniflow Valve was the premier technology that led to the development of the initial System 10 and more important, advanced steering systems in the early 80s.

Teleflex (Marine) introduced the first Xtreme Control Cable in 1998.

Teleflex bought Morse Controls in 2001, broadening the industrial base.

Teleflex bought Sierra International in 2001 (and with Sierra came Prime Line brand products).

Teleflex, focusing in its medical business, divests automotive and industrial businesses in 2007.

H.I.G Capital acquires Teleflex Marine in 2011.

Teleflex Marine/H.I.G. introduces Xtreme Steering product line in 2011.

Teleflex Marine/H.I.G. expands Prime Line brands in its Limerick manufacturing and re-enters the Industrial Market with the Xtreme technology platform, called Prime Line Industrial Controls.

Teleflex Marine changes its name to SeaStar Solutions.

SeaStar Solutions is acquired by American Securities in January 2014

 

bullet-transDIVISIONS AND BRANDS

  • SeaStar Solutions
    The combined marine brands of SeaStar Solutions includes SeaStar, SeaStar Pro, BayStar, Shields Marine Hose and Sierra Engine and Drive Parts.
    web url: www.seastarsolutions.com
  • Proheat
    Starting diesel engines in the cold of winter is easier thanks to Proheat engine heaters.
    web url: www.proheat.com
  • Prime Line PE
    Markets a full line of outdoor power equipment drive parts and accessories under the Prime Line PE brand.
    web url: primelinepe.com
  • Sierra International
    Sierra is a leading supplier in the USA and 54 countries with 35 years in Marine Aftermarket Parts and Accessories.
    web url: www.sierramarine.com

 

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