The market leader for driveline solutions for electrically powered counterbalance lift trucks is again expanding its product range.
This electromechanical steering started replacing the current hydrostatic steering systems in frontwheel-driven
3-wheel counterbalance lift trucks. The electric lift truck is therefore consistently following the path trodden in the car industry a few years ago – substitution of hydraulic steering by energy-efficient electrical steering systems. (Fig 14)
Principal features of the electromechanical steering:
EPS3 is a joint development by ZF and the company ZAPI, the market leader in electronic controllers for lift trucks. In this product both companies are combining their specific expertise to put a system on the market which is orientated uncompromisingly to the arduous requirements of modern counterbalance lift trucks.
An overview of the advantages:
With that, the EPS3 takes its position amongst the present product innovations from ZF and represents an important milestone in energy conservation for the future.