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Pioneering hydraulics just got a new name

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Sauer-Danfoss has entered a new era in its history as a supplier of hydraulic and electrohydraulic solutions to the mobile machine market. As a newly integrated business segment within the global Danfoss Group, the hydraulic experts are looking forward to passing on the benefits of a broader range of technology access to customers worldwide.

Within the Danfoss organisation, Sauer-Danfoss is now known as Danfoss Power Solutions: but apart from that, the same hydraulic experts are still in place at the same locations and it is business as usual.

“In the long-term, the integration of Sauer-Danfoss within Danfoss will bring renewed strength to our innovation projects and greater competitive advantage to our customers,” Lance Thomas, country manager, Danfoss Power Solutions said.

Simpler, smarter and more efficient

With the integration, Danfoss has gained a hydraulics business with a reputation for proactive innovation that matches its own. 

From the launch of the pioneering PVG 32 valve to the introduction of advanced electronic PLUS+1 control systems, the drive to make hydraulic systems simpler, smarter and more efficient has been the company’s main mission.

PLUS+1 has provided the mobile machine market with intelligent control systems for close to a decade and the continuous evolution of the PLUS+1 portfolio makes it a reliable resource when meeting the demands of the new functional safety compliant controllers.   

While the PVX proportional valve is also a recent result of the drive to innovate.

Designed with two spools along with integrated sensors and software, the PVX can swiftly adapt to multiple functions by simply adjusting the electronic settings. This means OEMs can avoid a wait of several weeks for a customized valve or mechanical parts for each work function on their machine. In common with most of the hydraulic components developed by the Danfoss hydraulic engineers, the PVX is PLUS+1 Compliant. 

While Danfoss will be releasing the new explosion proof PVEH-Ex Coil early 2014 to complement their proportional valve portfolio.

Safe-state steering

With steering a critical concern in ensuring the safety of a machine, the integration will see Danfoss gain a portfolio of intelligent steering units, where safety is the key priority.

The new OSPE steering unit has been designed with the EU machinery directive in mind and represents the successful combination of Sauer-Danfoss OSP steering technology with the electrohydraulic valve.

“Our approach has been to focus on strategically pre-engineered solutions, where components are integrated with subsystem software, creating turkey offerings,” Thomas explained.

“Tested and evaluated at our application development centers around the world, these advanced systems provide robust building blocks for OEMs, saving time and money and improving machine reliability.”

The experts you know

In the long-term, as Danfoss draws on the fresh influx of engineering expertise in its global organization, the impact will gradually become more noticeable. Increased focus on innovation and more knowledge sharing between experts can only lead in one direction. It seems that OEMs can look forward to an innovative future.

     

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