We have year-long experience in heavy vehicle sensor applications and our sensors can be found in vehicles of almost all big manufacturers of agricultural, construction and material handling machinery. Our clients appreciate the close collaboration, fast implementation time and our ability to jointly develop exactly the right product for their needs.
As a prime example, our Play Resistant Arc Position Sensors are groundbreaking and have helped various clients improve precision and reliability while simultaneously reducing cost across all levels of the product lifecycle. We draw from our experience with multiple technologies, can adapt our existing products or build a completely new solutions from scratch.
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Skid steer bucket position
The forces acting on buckets in construction machinery often lead to changes in the air gap between articulated joints during a vehicles lifetime. Play Resistant Arc Position Sensors create immunity to radial and axial play and in conjunction with level sensors can automatically adapt the bucket position to horizontal position.
Non-contact pedal position sensors based on inductive or Hall-effect technology are part of modern pedal-by-wire systems that replace conventional mechanical linkages. Depending on the required level of functional safety, redundancy measures can be implemented while retaining the benefits of simple mounting and low-maintenance operation.
To measure the steering angle, our through-shaft sensors can be fitted directly onto the moving shaft which means movement is measured directly at the source. This approach simplifies mounting and reduces necessary maintenance. Full-redundant sensors or several sensors mounted on the same shaft can be used to implement the feature in safety-critical systems.
Determining the position of large articulation shafts, such as hitch arms, is often done by transmitting the motion through complex linkages to shafted sensors. Instead of using a sensor module based on linkages, we have introduced the Play Resistant Arc Position Sensor. The direct measurement approach not only leads to higher accuracy but also facilitates validation, reduces the bill of materials, avoids several installation steps, and thus cost in production.
Non-contact angular or linear position sensors are utilized in forklifts to measure the height of the fork on the mast, the width in fork shifters or the tilt of the mast. All our contactless position sensors are made to withstand typical warehouse environments.
Cabin controls such as joysticks or hand throttles are exposed to harsh environmental conditions and require precise sensor technology to transmit the hand movement to the vehicle. Our miniature rotary position sensors, or depending on the requirement Printed Electronics, fit in the limited available installation space and provide precise control of 2D or 3D movement.
in Piher's rugged contactless positions sensors are suitable for harsh environments, therefore can be used with superior performance in heavy duty vehicles such as truck, cranes excavators, forklifts, bulldozers, etc.
Piher's sensors have a a rugged design, and reliable functionality, long operational life and are shock and vibration resistant.
Piher's rotary sensors use hall-effect, inductive and potentiometric technologies that provides safe and accurate position feedback for extreme environments. They are the preferred choice for pedal position, steering, steer-by-wire systems, Throttle/EGR Valve and Gear Position Sensor, height & suspension applications for stability regulation.
Main applications for Piher's non-contact position sensors:
Off-road vehicles (ORVs ratiometric output position sensor)
All-terrain vehicles (ATVs position sensor)
On-road electric/hybrid powered vehicles
Skid Steer loaders
Pedal sensor for boards for trucks, special vehicles and earthmoving vehicles
Sensor rockshaft Position
Axle position sensor
Through hole steering columns sensors for industrial equipment (fork lifts)
Electronic power steering sensor kit for agricultural machinery, farm equipment and construction equipments
Control levers fors reversers, power take-offs, lifters
Curbing & paving machines
Belt placer / spreaders
Multipurpose slipform machines
Texture / curing machines
Adjustable Steering Columns
Electro-hydraulic controls sensor
Inching and bucket metering
Powertraing dynamics test and measurement
Our hall effect position sensors are present in:
Closed loop directional control valve
Return to dig
Multifunction joystick controller
Hybrid Steer By Wire
Steering angle sensor (SAS, full contactless working principle)
Shift-by-Wire non contact sensor
Automatic Gearshift non contact sensor
Manual Shifter Systems non contact sensor
Overhead line current collector sensor for pantograph / Catenary of electric vehicles lift arm position sensor
Sequential automatic transmission non contact sensor
Rear View Systems position feedback sensor
Gearbox actuator non contact sensor
Ride controls non contact potentiometer
Mirror systems electromechanical sensors
Wide-angle mirror position sensor
Mirror potentiometer component
Powerfold actuator angle sensor
Power steering sensor kit
Glass mirror actuator angle sensor
Rearview mirror actuator angle sensor
Modular telescopic mirror angle sensor
Prismatic mirror lever position
Skid Steer Loaders
Drive-to-Tree Feller Bunchers
Track Feller Bunchers
Skid Steer Loaders
City Transit Vehicles
Telescopic arm excavators
Super Long Front
Telescopic Crawler Cranes
Lifting works - Crawler cranes
Park & Garden
High demolition Hydraulic Breaker
Lifting works - Truck cranes
Roofto cranes Applications
2-piece Boom Front
Mini wheel loaders
Park & Garden Tractors
Walk Behind Rollers
Single Drum Rollers
AGV - automated guided vehicles
Sensor Solutions For Heavy Duty Applications in Heavy Vehicle & Off-road (HVOR) Applications