Energy administration firm Eaton have introduced the manufacturing launch of its SBX advanced steering valve, a fail-operational steer-by-wire valve for off-highway equipment. The compact, modular SBX valve will increase machine flexibility and intelligence by enabling machine designers to tailor steering efficiency to the operator’s preferences and working circumstances.
The SBX superior steering valve was designed to be used in a totally electronically managed steer-by-wire system. Fail-operational performance is achieved by mounting the SBX valve to a secondary electrohydraulic valve or manifold. As a result of there’s no hydraulic connection to the cab, the valve will be remotely mounted, permitting for extra versatile machine design and decreased cab noise. The valve will be paired with the unique tools producer’s (OEM’s) machine management system or with an Eaton controller, additional growing design flexibility.
“With our SBX superior steering valve, we’re enabling OEMs to design and differentiate their automobiles in daring new methods,” mentioned Jiri Foukner, EMEA product supervisor, steering programs, Eaton. “The valve’s modular design and fail-operational functionality empower engineers to create distinctive cab environments whereas enhancing machine productiveness and security.”
The SBX superior steering valve is SIL 2 and PLd succesful, which allows OEMs to develop equipment that complies with worldwide requirements. Designed for tools within the building, agriculture, materials dealing with and forestry industries, the valve is good to be used with programs incorporating a number of steering wheels or different gadgets, resembling a joystick or lever.