Precise steering mechanisms
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. This gives you added cab space and design flexibility to provide operators with improved visibility, better ergonomics and increased precision.
Steer-by-wire technology also allows for flexible operator stations, such as those used on asphalt compactors where the workstation is rotated 180˚.
Steer-by-wire controls process operator input into proper command signals, customizable for various levels of operator experience that result in maximum productivity from every operator. Inexperienced operators tend to make quick, exaggerated joystick movements — which with conventional controls, can cause stalling or result in erratic, non-productive machine behavior. Working with engineers at our global Application Development Centers, you can develop Steer-by-Wire controls that process novice operator input into proper command signals — so even too-fast, too-far steering movements deliver smoother, more productive results.
The loss of road feel caused by the absence of the steering column, which normally strongly influences the driver's directional intentions, is recreated by a feedback actuator. And with our modular product architecture, you get a system that’s scalable and will fit into a wide range of applications.
With fail-safe steer-by-wire technology, the safety approval process is made easier, too, because all Danfoss safe electrohydraulic steering systems are certified for functional safety. That means your vehicle can get to market faster, where it can successfully compete and do the work it was meant to do.
Our PLUS+1® Compliant foot pedals provide robust solutions for controlling vehicles in harsh mobile equipment environments.
Our joystick range features single- and dual-axis configurations, multiple mechanical and electrical interface options
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.
PLUS+1® MC microcontrollers
Our powerful PLUS+1® microcontrollers bring intelligence to every node of a distributed control system. And they are equally effective for stand-alone control in smaller machines.
PLUS+1® SC microcontrollers
Flexible, powerful and functional safety compliant SC controllers join the portfolio of PLUS+1® compliant components.
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.
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.
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.”
Total machine management
Our PLUS+1® platform delivers the software application development power you need — and doesn’t require specialized programming skills.