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Eaton’s CMA valves deliver precise steering control to four-way sideloaders

07 October 2019

Eaton announces delivery of a valve system to Bulmor GmbH, a manufacturer of sideloaders. By specifying Eaton’s CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering in its new series of four-way sideloader forklifts, the company achieved far superior steering control over earlier systems.

For its latest four-way sideloader, which offers customised height and width to help maximise storage capacity, Bulmor sought an electrohydraulic mobile valve capable of overcoming a number of challenges. A key functional requirement was for precise control of the four independently steered drive wheels under various load conditions. 

As well as safe and smooth load control, the four-way sideloader features a mast shift function that can sometimes suffer from an overrunning condition where load inertia takes over control. Along with this challenge, Bulmor also wanted to reduce energy consumption of the overall machine.

The answer arrived in the form of an Eaton seven-bank variable-inlet CMA090 valve, which is configured with Eaton’s Pro-FX Configure software plus a DPS2-12 differential pressure valve. Chosen for its product performance and flexibility, the advanced CMA mobile valve with independent metering offers a technology platform that streamlines and simplifies everything from design and set-up to operation and optimisation. 

Read the full article in the October issue of DPA.

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