Electro-Hydraulic Control Solutions for
Material Handling - Telehandlers

The material handling industry encompasses a variety of vehicles and machines that specialize in efficient lifting, rapid transport, and accurate placement of goods and materials of all sizes, shapes, and weights. Telehandlers and fork lifts are the mainstays of this industry, operating indoors in factories and warehouses, or outdoors on farms and construction sites. Safe lifting of materials and safety for the operator are paramount in this field and new safety regulations are requiring redesign of equipment.

HydraForce has a wide range of expertise in material handling applications

We can provide numerous opportunities to improve the control, efficiency and safety of material handling equipment through the use of hydraulic cartridge valves.

Choose your Material Handling Solution option:
Telehandler   Forklifts

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more about our Material Handling Solutions for Telehandlers.


Main Controls
Variable Speed Fan Drives
Steering and Brakes
EH Control
Electronic Controls
  • Main Control Solutions for Telehandlers
    Control Options from top to bottom...

    • Piloted directional control valves provide cost-effective control of telescoping, lift, an sway functions.
    • Improved serviceability for steering and boom function

    From brakes and steering to telescoping the boom and holding the load,
    hydraulic cartridge valves work on every level in the telehandler market
    cartridge_valves • Reach higher, lift faster, use less fuel, hold more load, turn sharper corners, fit in
       tighter work spaces, and meet stricter safety regulations.

    • Small compact cartridge valves for efficient responsive control
    Load Moment Limitation

    • European safety standard EN 15000
    • Ensures stability by automatically reducing speed before unloading
    Gravity Lowering
    …can augment or act as an efficient alternative to power down systems
    • Use the force of nature for load-lowering rather than engine power
    • Improve efficiency
    • Save fuel – up to one gallon of fuel per hour

    Reproduced with the kind permission of J. C. Bamford Excavators Limited
  • Transmission Solutions for Telehandlers

    • Compact, cost effective and fuel efficient
    • Fast, reliable response, smooth
    • Contamination-resistant, IP69K-rated
      coils and corrosion resistant plating
    A typical two-speed transmission for a telehandler
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    Fan Drives

    • Control valves provide variable fan speed control depending on air
      temperature,load and cooling requirements independent of engine RPM
         - Up to 30% HP vs traditional
    • Checks protect the motor from cavitating
    • Two-position valves can reverse fan direction to help remove dust and
      debris from radiator
    • Precise control of coolant temperature and reduced engine wear
    ERT 120 Sensor available
    • Designed for use in demanding applications

    Model                          Temp range                       Output signal
    ERT120              -40 to 150 °C (-40 to 300 °F)            436 to 5428 Ω
    ERT130              -40 to 135 °C (-40 to 275 °F)            46 to 18.5 kΩ
    ERT150              -40 to 150 °C (-40 to 300 °F)            33 to 26 kΩ

    ERT 120 Temperature Sensor

  • Priority Steering and Brake Solutions for Telehandlers

    • Provides priority flow for brakes / steering
    • Store hydraulic energy for use upon
    • Fail safe load shuttle
    Simple Brake Circuit
    Provides reduced pressure to power off the brakes

    Alternative Brake Circuit
    includes hand pump for emergency pumping of the brake

    Dynamic Steering
    • Serviceable 3 pos / 4 way valve replaces sub-plate valves
    • Double-blocking valves eliminate leakage concerns
    Four wheel drive series-parallel crossover with torque dividers for a telehandler
    Torque Divider
    • Balances the pressure drop across each
    • Efficiently sized to accommodate the flow
      difference between motors
  • Fully integrated electrohydraulic control system for Telehandlers
    Inputs and outputs are controlled by a single ECU-2415
  • HydraForce is pleased to offer a full line of electronic vehicle control products integrating engine, transmission and other machine functions into a common J1939 or CAN Open Data Link control circuit.

    These systems consist of rugged, field-proven components suitable for heavy-duty operating conditions. PWM digital signal logic maximizes efficiency, response and signal integrity under harsh environmental conditions. Reliability has been proven through extensive testing, as well as years of real-world application experience.

    This is a complete line of the most rugged, heavy duty vehicle machine controllers, monitors, displays and electrical connectors for motion control and integrated machine control applications in mobile, off-highway and material handling equipment.

    • Reliable operation in the most demanding mobile
       equipment applications
    • Operating temperatures from -40 to 85°C
    • Chemical splash immunity
    • Moisture resistance to IP67 specifications
    • Fully resistant to EMI/RFI
    • Vibration resistant to 8 Grms (random) 24–200 Hz,