Superior machine controllability
To improve operator sightlines and precision — and give them a more comfortable cab experience — joystick steering has increasingly become a popular preference. Danfoss continues to lead the way with advanced, electrohydraulic joystick steering solutions that offer design flexibility for you, and superior machine controllability and performance for your customers.
By removing the steering column, your cab design flexibility is limitless. You can incorporate a single joystick for steering, or implement two used for steering and multiple work functions. This allows operators to completely utilize the machine with their hands and wrists which simplifies operation, decreases fatigue, improves visibility and gives them better control of their machine.
At Danfoss Application Development Centers, we can work with you to design, test and implement the right joystick steering solution for your machines. Our JS1-H family of heavy-duty joysticks includes a wide portfolio of ergonomically designed, modular components that are fully compliant with the PLUS+1® toolbox. PLUS+1® compliance gives you simple and seamless integration into your machine control system, helping you get to market fast.
In off-highway applications like road grading, harvesting crops, and lifting a load with a crane, an open line of sight is fundamental to getting the job done right — and done safely. Joystick steering is an option that can significantly improve operator sightlines in machine cabs.
PLUS+1® foot pedals
Our PLUS+1® Compliant foot pedals provide robust solutions for controlling vehicles in harsh mobile equipment environments.
PLUS+1® input/output modules
Expand the capabilities of your vehicle control system with our CAN-based input/output modules. These stackable microcontroller add-ons integrate new control functions smoothly and effectively.
Our joystick range features single- and dual-axis configurations, multiple mechanical and electrical interface options.
PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers
Auto-guided steering system
To remain competitive in today’s agricultural equipment market, OEMs are offering satellite-based, automatic steering solutions.
Four-wheel steering is one example of how Danfoss is at the forefront of machine versatility to help customers get the most out of their equipment. This electrohydraulic steering system allows operators to manually adjust the steering mode to best match machine performance to the task at hand.
The ability to customize a machine’s steering ratio gives operators added precision while keeping them in ultimate control. At Danfoss, we call this dynamic steering ratio adjustment “quick steering.”
Danfoss fail-safe Steer-by-wire technology allows OEMs like you to remove the steering column and replace it with smaller, precise steering mechanisms such as a joystick or mini-wheel.
Total machine management
Our PLUS+1® platform delivers the software application development power you need — and doesn’t require specialized programming skills.