TT Electronics would welcome your visit at Sensor+Test. The company will be featuring its range of sophisticated sensor technologies and will also be speaking about the evolution of contactless EPS (electric power steering) sensors.
In a FORUM Hall 5 program on Sensor and Measuring Technology for Process Automation, TT Electronics’ Field Application Engineer Mario Garsi will share insight on the growing role of EPS sensors in new vehicle designs. Mario’s session is titled Contactless EPS Sensors Evolution, detailed here…
Hydraulic power-assisted steering is steadily being replaced by EPS in many new vehicle designs. In the passenger-car market, the use of electric motors to drive the steering rack is largely motivated by the resulting, albeit small, improvement in fuel economy.
Integral to the design of an EPS system are sensors to detect the angular position of the steering wheel and the resulting torque being applied to the steering column, pinion, or rack. The vehicle's speed is another factor that the algorithm implemented by the EPS' electronic control unit (ECU) needs to take account of in driving the EPS motor, since less force is required at higher speeds to achieve the same change in direction.
A better solution is to use non-contacting position and torque sensors, based on either magnetic sensing principles, and mount them on the steering rack. This has the benefit that the system is less affected by vibration, which reduces noise and increases reliability. Attend this session to learn how contactless EPS sensors are ensuring flawless performance under the toughest use conditions on the road.
Contactless EPS Sensors Evolution is presented twice during the show:
- Tuesday, June 25, 14:30-15:00, FORUM Hall 5
- Wednesday, June 26, 13:00-13:30, FORUM Hall 5
Please also consider this our invitation to stop by TT’s booth #321 in Hall 1. We’ve got experts onsite, ready to tell the story of how sensor technologies are advancing performance in the most demanding environments.