PSS produces over 60,000 steering columns every year for vehicle manufacturers and OEMs all over the world, predominantly in Europe and the USA.
The steering columns we manufacture are primarily fitted to agricultural vehicles, material handling vehicles, construction equipment and earth-moving equipment, and our customer base includes some of the world’s leading manufacturers of such vehicles.
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities allow us to produce anything from a single unit to a run of thousands.
The PSS steering column range includes both fixed and adjustable type variants, incorporating a choice of up to nine different steering wheel connections (straight or tapered design), and columns are available in either a ø38mm or ø45mm column ID tube size. The adjustable units incorporate standard tilting, mini tilting, standard tilt and telescopic, and bottom tilt and telescopic. Adjustable columns include a combined tilt angle of up to 40° from lock to lock positions and provide a choice of either a bottom tilt gas spring function, or a mechanical gear teeth function (mini tilt or top tilt) to provide the steering angle desired.
The comprehensive range of flanges available ensures that the steering columns can be mounted to either the vehicle cabin floor or as a direct connection into the mating steering unit. Our axle journal connections are provided in a variety of designs, including male (straight spline with noise reduction option if required, and spherical spline), and female (with a range of a universal joint interfaces). Surface protection is provided with all column types and is available in either a clear or black colour to the relevant zinc nickel coating specification standard.
Much of our column range benefits from additional features, with the ability to incorporate steering wheel sensors or vehicle horn button wiring. We can also supply steering columns as complete modules, with such features as steering wheels, indicators and electrics already fitted, allowing us to provide the complete steering solution.
PSS is an engineering led company and we have invested heavily in the latest CAD software and state of the art machining and inspection technology. This enables us to not only produce units within our standard range, but also to provide bespoke solutions specific to our customers’ requirements. Whether you need us to supply fixed or adjustable steering column units, or complete assemblies, we can project manage, design and manufacture your requirement in accordance with your exact specifications. Our highly skilled engineers will work closely with you, from the initial brief right through to the delivery and successful installation of the finished product.
Purpose built specialised machinery and a process driven commitment to torque test 100% of our steering columns enforces our ethos for providing products of the highest quality for all of our customers. This working philosophy ensures that you will always receive world class supply and service – for the entire production and aftermarket life of your vehicle.