Designs and variants

SKF steering encoder units are based on well- proven SKF technologies. They have been designed from the inside out, starting with bearing encoder technology, to precisely monitor steering. From there, a friction torque device, mechanical interface for mounting and a shaft to connect the steering wheel are added to create a complete unit. The friction torque device provides feedback to the operator by providing adequate resistance in the steering wheel.

The units contain a sealed SKF Explorer deep groove ball bearing to provide long service life and reliable performance. They do not require any adjustment or relubrication during their expected service life and are considered virtually maintenance-free. They reliably fulfil the demands of industrial and off-highway vehicle steer-by-wire systems.

SKF steering encoder units are supplied ready to mount. Connection to a steer-by-wire system is achieved by plugs. Available steering encoder units are listed in table 1. For additional information about SKF steering encoder units, contact the SKF application engineering service.
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