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Xcel 45 steering control unit

Get smooth, reliable steering in a variety of sizes and options with Xcel 45 steering control units from Eaton. With open-center, closed-centre or load sensing system options plus six integrated valve options, the Xcel 45 SCU gives operators the steering feel they want, and engineers the design flexibility they need.

7.5 to 45 L/min (2 to 12 gal/min)
190 bar (2,755 psi)
Mid-range vehicles

Innovative features increase operator comfort

The Xcel 45 steering control unit provides operators with the smooth, reliable steering experience they want. Features include:

  • Complete isolation of load forces from the control station for better operator comfort
  • Continuous, unlimited control action with very low input torque
  • Innovative valving design for optimised gain characteristics and reduced hydraulic noise level
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Range of options increases design flexibility

The Xcel 45 steering control unit offers engineers a variety of sizes and options to create the ideal steering solution. Features include:

  • Wide selection of control circuits and meter sizes
  • Compatible with many kinds of power steering pumps or fluid supply
  • Load-sensing, open-centre and closed-centre designs provide greater design flexibility
  • Low slip at the cylinder stops
  • Integral valve options:
    • Check valves for limited manual steering
    • Inlet relief valve
    • Inlet check valve
    • Cylinder relief valve
    • Load sensing relief valve
    • Anti-cavitation valve

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The Xcel 45 steering control unit is ideal for mid-range flow applications, including:
  • Tractors
  • Combines
  • Self-propelled sprayers
  • Forage harvesters
  • Sugarcane harvesters
  • Aerial work platforms
  • Forklifts
  • Compact wheel loaders

Let’s work together

Whether you are designing a new system or retrofitting an existing machine, Eaton’s design and engineering experts and integrator partners are available for consultation and collaboration. We offer system design, analysis, build and project management services.
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