Hydraulic Starter for Engines

Voith EcoStart™

Hydraulic Starter for Engines

The EcoStart hydraulic starter combines safety, reliability and zero emission start-up to exceed increasingly stringent environmental regulatory mandates while improving performance for engines in the range of 300 – 11,000 HP.

The advanced design efficiently utilizes hydraulic energy to provide precise control for reliable engine starts without emissions. With its impressive starting capacity/frequency (e.g. 3 starts at 30 seconds with a short recharge time), slow roll and soft start capabilities, and smaller footprint, EcoStart is the ideal replacement for gas, electric and compressed air starter systems.


Thad Berry

Voith Turbo, Inc.

Sales Account Manager

11700 Katy Fwy, ste 250

Houston, TX 77079

Telephone: +1 281 453 5482

Inside the EcoStart Hydraulic Motor


  1. Engagement pressure connection
  2. One way clutch
  3. Disengagement spring
  4. Engagement spring
  5. Pinion


Voith EcoStart™ - Hydraulic Starter for Engines

Voith EcoStart™ - Hydraulic Starter for Engines

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Features and Benefits

  • Zero emission starting
  • Eliminates fugitive emissions with electric motor for system pump
  • Slow roll capability eases maintenance turns and eliminates potential personnel injury from back drive of manual crank
  • Improves starting capacity/frequency with multiple start attempts and significantly reduced recharge times
  • Smaller package footprint with simplified piping
  • Single skid that allows for the starting of multiple engines with one installation
  • Quiet operation with less than 83dB at 1 meter
  • Soft start capability reduces wear and tear on starter motors and engine components
  • Optional black start ability available to ensure hydraulic charge is retained if power loss occurs
  • Utilizes available station power supply and requires only a few amps to operate
  • Remote operation—full integration with engine and station control architecture
  • Rugged construction allows unit to be placed indoors or outdoors (Non-Ex and optional ExProof designs)
  • No piping to engine head or cylinders required

Technical Data

 Max Torque  472 Nm
 Max Speed  4,500 RPM
 Hydraulically Pre-Engaged  40 MM Engagement
 Engagement Pressure  6 Bar (87PSI)
 Soft Engagement  Via Engagement Spring
 Size 95" X 67" X 91"
 Weight  5,000 lbs.