Electronic steering systems

Steering Systems

In modern AGVs or other traction vehicles, it is possible to combine vehicle steering with vehicle propulsion. By placing two drive motors in a specific arrangement and equipping them with their own controller, the motors, in conjunction with the appropriate control system, can provide both propulsion and steering.

To achieve an electronic drive and steering system, VARIODRIVE offers various solution options.

One option is the use of the ITALSEA Dual channel traction controller. These electronic controllers can operate drive and steering systems with both PMDC and BLDC motors. The steering angle can be set either through an analog potentiometer/joystick or digitally via a bus system.

A second option is to utilize two separate controllers for driving both motors. Both controllers are then controlled from a control unit, for example, a Berghof PLC. Using encoders on the motors, this PLC can determine the speed and position of the vehicle in both the driving and steering directions.


  • Internal transport systems
  • Electric tuggers and AGVs
Frequently Asked Questions

You can place an order with VARIODRIVE by sending your request to orders@variodrive.nl. Your request will then be processed directly by our internal sales team.

By choosing VARIODRIVE’s complete solution, you won’t need to worry about integrating different drive components into the machine’s drive chain. We stand behind our complete solution and can guarantee its functionality.

Due to our in-depth knowledge of our products and their integration into applications, we can provide a system warranty. At that point, we guarantee that the application will function using our motion control and traction solutions.

For most products on our website, you can download the 3D files. If the desired 3D file is not available, please contact sales@variodrive.nl, and we will send you the 3D file as soon as possible.

You can download the necessary configuration software for most products on our website. For a few products, this might not be possible. In such cases, please contact sales@variodrive.nl, and we will assist you as soon as possible.

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