The German engineer Hugo Maihak (1858 - 1912) was involved early on in the measurement of engine performance data. As early as 1880, he had developed a method with which he could measure cylinder pressures.
In 1929 he succeeded in developing the Shaft Power Meter Measurement, the principle of which is still used today.
Today's MAIHAK Shaft Power Meter measures the torque and power transmitted from the main engines to the propellers. The comparison between power and fuel consumption also provides valuable information, for example to detect an overload of the engines at an early stage.
The great advantage of a MAIHAK Shaft Power Meter system, apart from the very compact design, is the very high accuracy and also the compensation of external influences through the use of dual sensors.
With over 1,400 systems delivered, the MAIHAK Shaft Power Meter is one of the most popular systems on the market and the basis for many performance monitoring systems. Hoppe's Shaft Power Limitation solution is also based on this proven system.
Hoppe Bordmesstechnik founded by engineer Hans Hoppe.
Helmut Rohde took over the management.
The first Hoppe Anti-Heeling System was developed and delivered.
Establishment of Hoppe Korea in Busan.
The Rohde family took over Hoppe completely.
Establishment of affiliate Meramont Automatyka in Poland. The first Hoppe passive U-Tank Stabilization System was developed and delivered.
The first Hoppe Blower Anti-Heeling System was developed and delivered. Introduction of Marc Rohde as Managing Director.
Acquisition of acoustic shaft power meter technology of Maihak.
Establishment of Hoppe China in Shanghai. Acquisition of US company FLUME® Stabilization Systems.
Reorganization and merger of Hoppe, Maihak and FLUME® under Hoppe Marine.
Introduction of Lothar Beinke as Managing Director Sales & Engineering.
Acquisition of Intering (Rolls-Royce). Establishment of Hoppe Singapore.