Press Release Summary:
Consisting of permanent magnet ac motor with integrated speed reducer and ac drive with I/O interface, Advanced Power Steering System covers variety of vehicle applications including Class 1, 2, and 3 lift trucks. I/O interface facilitates direct connection of most steering sensors, while stand-alone mode allows direct connection of steering encoders. Offered in 4 power ranges with 3 gear ratios, system includes safety function that can directly activate emergency brake.
Original Press Release:
New Advanced Power Steering System from Danaher Motion is Ideal Replacement for Electric and Hydraulic Steering Systems
System connects directly to steering sensors and can operate as stand-alone system or as part of a CAN network
WOOD DALE, IL - Danaher Motion introduces the APS Advanced Power Steering System. The APS is a quiet, reliable, low maintenance brushless system that consists of a permanent magnet AC motor with integrated speed reducer and an AC drive with I/O interface. It features a CANOpen interface for seamless integration and communication, and covers a wide variety of vehicle applications including Class 1, 2 and 3 lift trucks.
The Advanced Power Steering System is available in four different power ranges with three gear ratios for maximum application flexibility. The APS offers an I/O interface that facilitates the direct connection of most steering sensors, while a stand-alone mode allows direct connection of most steering encoders. The APS offers a range of safety capabilities that facilitate reliable EN 954-1 category 3 or category 4 operation. An integrated safety system, via the CAN-Bus, can directly activate an emergency brake to bring the truck to a controlled stop. Additionally, the APS continually reports its status to the vehicle controller.
System software is customizable through application programming or an extensive parameter set. It allows users to benefit from features such as automatic centering, steering proportional to speed, an adjustable steering sensitivity ratio, high maneuverability and extensive diagnostic support.
About Danaher Motion
Danaher Motion is a leading global manufacturer of motion control products that improve the efficiency and productivity of complex manufacturing operations. Danaher Motion's product innovations have been revolutionizing the motion control industry for over 60 years through trusted brand names including Dover, Kollmorgen, MEI, Pacific Scientific, Portescap, and Thomson. Danaher Motion is a strategic business platform of the Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR), a manufacturer of process and environmental controls, tools and industrial components.
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