WEBER-HYDRAULIK’s double acting steering cylinder is used in agricultural and construction machinery such as small loaders and backhoe loaders when using different steering modes such as crab steering and 4-wheel steering.
The requirement for this cylinder was that for steering control, the alignment of the axle to the straight position should be recorded. For this purpose, the middle position of the piston rod of the double acting steering cylinder is measured. This is enabled by means of magnetic detection. An external magnetic field sensor detects the magnetic field of a permanent magnet integrated in the piston. The cylinder tube is made of austenitic steel and cannot be magnetized.