Steer-by-wire

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Feel the road without mechanical link

Our dedicated engineering provides customers with the latest electrohydraulic steering solutions and steer-by-wire technology for off-road vehicles. 

Fail-safe steering is a critical requirement on mobile machines. We have made it easy for you to fulfill it by integrating safety functionality in the design of our intelligent steering subsystem.

Danfoss fail-safe steer-by-wire technology allows you to remove the steering column. Replacing it with smaller steering input devices such as a joystick or mini wheel. 

SbW technology allows to rethink operator stations. Allowing for much more design flexibility in the cab as well and on the vehicle. The EHi is developed to fit many different applications for both new vehicles and existing market.

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. These 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. These can 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 is caused by the absence of the steering column. This normally strongly influences the driver's directional intentions. Now this is recreated by a feedback actuator. 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. All Danfoss safe electrohydraulic steering systems are certified for functional safety. That means your vehicle can get to market faster. There it can successfully compete and do the work it was meant to do.

Flex-Steer™ benefits

OEM

    • Increased design flexibility
    • Reduced installation costs
    • Auto guidance (GPS)

Operator

    • Less operator fatigue
    • Increased productivity
    • Better handling and control
    • Reduced cabin noise

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Tools and apps

Are you ready to design your steer-by-wire system?

A set of information and tools that will help you design and configure your electro-hydraulic steering system with Danfoss.