The only electromechanical steering system you need
In autonomous vehicles, controllability is key for safe and reliable operations. The Cascade STEERING system's accuracy is unmatched when it comes to both motion and positional awareness. And with its resilience to external forces such as shock-loading, you benefit from longer service intervals and lower maintenance costs. Cascade STEERING is equally suited for manual, autonomous, and hybrid electric vehicles.
Compact solution for plug-and-play installation without the need for auxiliary mechanical systems.
Compact modular design allows for plug-and-play installation. No pipe works required.
Acceleration, motion, and deceleration profiles curves are easily tailored for specific applications.
It is designed for life-long operation with negligible maintenance requirements.
Equally suited for manual, autonomous and hybrid electric vehicles.
Cascade STEERING uses separate dual encoders for micrometer positioning of the rack.
Superior response time allows for rapid steering maneuvers.
No hydraulic fluids mean a no risk of oil spills.
The precision of electrical actuators eliminates the problem of moving past the target position and then having to reverse. Our actuators hit the target position directly every time.
Evolution of power steering technologies
For electric heavy-duty vehicles
Tight spaces, 24/7 operation, and precise motion make the Cascade STEERING system ideal for everything from forklifts to container trucks.
Cascade STEERING is well suited as a non-hydraulic electromechanical steering system for electric buses.
Heavy-duty machinery working in tough environments place extreme demands on their control systems. With Cascade STEERING you get a precise and low-maintenance electrical steering system you can rely on.
Airplane tow tractors, baggage tractors, and utility vehicles can become fully electric with Cascade STEERING systems, with increased overall efficiency and reduced maintenance requirements.
A Cascade STEERING system eliminates the need for hydraulics and improve both response time and accuracy.
Cranes and utility vehicles
Utility vehicles can now replace their electricity-driven hydraulic steering with a fully electric Cascade STEERING system.
A fully electric forklift
Battery-powered AGVs for container transport have become a common sight in larger container ports. By replacing the hydraulic steering with a Cascade STEERING system, operators can enjoy improved battery range, reduced maintenance cost, and no oil spills. A typical AGV uses a total of four hydraulic cylinders for steering - two per axle. With Cascade STEERING, the hydraulic system including the hydraulic pump, oil reservoir, cooling system and valves.
Comparison of steering technologies
|HPSHydraulic power steering||EHPSElectro-Hydraulic power steering||EPSElectric power steering|
|Uses power when stationary||Yes||No|
|Ready for drive-by-wire/autonomy||Yes|
|Maintenance requirements||High||Very low|
|Total lifetime cost (TLC)||High||Very low|
|Environmental impact||High||Very low|
(other stroke lengths on request)
Air or liquid-cooled
-30 to +60 ˚C
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