Today’s combine harvesters are high performance machines. They require high performance hydraulic control systems. Electronic integration with semi-automates and fully automated machine control systems requires the highest level of precision from a harvester’s hydraulic control system – from high speed movement and repeatable location of the header to operating the sidehill and slope self-leveling system – that moves at the increasing speeds demanded by farmers.
Having been reliably providing hydraulic control solutions for the Agricultural industry for over 50 years, HUSCO has significant experience with control valve systems and has the product line necessary to bring out the best in combine header control while integrating hydraulic steering and powertrain management. The integration of valves, sensors, drive train and electronic controllers on agricultural hardware is happening at a blistering pace, it’s best to partner with a supplier that has experience incorporating all of these aspects under one roof.
For over 20 years, HUSCO has been building made-to-order hydraulic integrated circuits using cartridge manifold solutions for the agricultural and construction markets. Leveraging our knowledge base of hydraulic circuit design and global engineering staff, we can custom design a manifold system that can operate combine heads and hydrostatic drives at the highest level of performance. Read more about HUSCO Manifold capabilities.
INCOVA is a revolutionary hydraulic control technology designed to maximize efficiency and controllability of hydraulic control systems. INCOVA overcomes the efficiency and controllability barriers of conventional main control valve technology by replacing current mechanically-limited spool valve systems with intelligent independently actuated electronic controls. While conventional systems sacrifice controllability for cost savings, INCOVA can improve machine precision whilst providing the next generation in machine control flexibility and the capability to provide automation control at a level unattainable with conventional technologies.
Partnering with our Automotive division, HUSCO has introduced its own series of Electro-hydraulic Proportional Pressure Reducing (EPRV) cartridge valves designed to meet the performance and duty cycle requirements of the increasingly electrified, high precision off-highway and agricultural markets. Built using the same design know-how and manufacturing processes as our Automotive group’s high volume products destined for the global OEM vehicle market, we have brought that same level of high quality product to markets to farming applications. With unique design features that set these cartridge valves apart from the competition, a higher level of operational consistency, repeatability and longevity can be had in EH hydraulic systems. These advantages have the opportunity to open a variety of possibilities in automated machine control processes. Coupling these hydraulic cartridges with our manifold design and global manufacturing capabilities allows a new level of machine control integration. Read more about HUSCO Cartridges.