ZF, as market leader for driveline solutions for electrical counterbalance lift trucks, has set a new standard in the steering systems sector. The electromechanical steering system went into volume production in 2015 and has since been used by many manufacturers, and has been a proven success there.
EPS 3 – Product highlight
This electromechanical steering system (image 4) replaces the existing hydrostatic steering systems in three-wheel front-drive counterbalance forklifts. The electric lift truck thus follows the course plotted by the passenger car industry over the last few years: the move from hydraulic steering systems to energy-efficient electrical steering systems.
Key features of electromechanical steering:
EPS 3 is a joint development from ZF and ZAPI, the market leader in electronic steering systems for forklift trucks. The two companies have combined their specific expertise to develop this product and put a system on the market which is uncompromising in its ability to meet the high requirements of modern counter- balance forklift trucks.
An overview of the benefits:
OEMs in all major markets have already opted for EPS 3. The technology thus takes its position amongst ZF's existing product innovations and represents an important milestone in energy conservation for the future.