Helping you Build the Road Ahead

HydraForce hydraulic controls can enhance the capability of any asphalt finisher. With our comprehensive line of cartridge valves, manifolds, and high-performance electronic controls, HydraForce can provide numerous custom control solutions for your machine.   Whether it’s reliable control of the asphalt feed system, consistent speed and direction control of the auger motor or conveyor drive systems., or accurate screed and leveling controls.


To learn more about our space saving 3-position 4-way directional controls, patented proportional flow controls, or configurable electronic controls request an engineering consultation today.


Application Details

Your machinery makes you money. Down equipment means costly delays, idle staff, and expensive repairs. Compact and reliable cartridge valves from HydraForce are tough enough to perform, and they are also easier to maintain than stack or CETOP valves. A cartridge can be replaced in minutes where it may take hours to replace a failed valve stack. This means when things do go wrong, you are able to get back up and back to making money quickly.


In our connected world, smart devices are everywhere: from the car you drive to the refrigerator in your kitchen. Imagine your connected fleet being able to report that it’s time for a filter change, or the hydraulic pressure is dropping in the conveyor circuit of one of your pavers. GatE provides a secure encrypted gateway for all your equipment’s data. GatE enables remote monitoring, diagnostics, and software updates. GlobE is an IoT platform provided as a service for OEMs and fleet owners to enable customized services. GlobE is optimized for mobile machines using HydraForce ECU products or even third-party CAN connected networks. It is provided as a scalable, reliable, and cost-effective cloud service.

GatE and GlobE make fleet management and remote servicing easy and secure with 24/7 connectivity.

• Monitor machine performance
• Update parameters and software remotely
• Make service calls faster when the technician is prepared in advance with the right parts

Pavers: Big and Small, They DO IT ALL

Pavers take truckloads of hot asphalt and lay it down in smooth and perfect mat over the road surface. Weather you are paving a highway or a driveway, it takes a lot of power to do this efficiently. Tons of material are conveyed at independent feed rates to either side of the machine where augers spread it out evenly in front of the screed.

Consistency is key to quality pavement.The advancing screed must be fed with the precise quantity of material to ensure consistent thickness and density of the mat, even when paving around curves, or forming crowns or slopes in the grade.


On the jobsite, performance is key. Pavers that operate with power and precision give you the advantage.

• Integrated load sensing
• Flow sharing
• Closed-loop control
• HyPerformance™ valves rated to operate at 350 bar



The asphalt feed system: the auger/conveyor drive consists of two independent parallel flow paths for the left and right sides of the machine. The conveyor and auger operate in series. A pressure compensated-proportional flow control (PV1, 2) regulates the feed rate by shunting flow around the conveyor motor. A proportional flow control (SP1, 2) regulates the auger speed by shunting flow around the auger motor. Relief valves (RVD1-4) limit operating pressure to the motors. 3-position, 4-way directional solenoid valves (SV1-4) can reverse motor direction when needed.

To keep the surface as smooth as possible, pavers use an electrically heated screed. A hydraulically driven generator powers the heating elements. A closed-loop speed control ensures consistent generator output even as the engine speed, electric load, and available hydraulic supply vary. The HydraForce EGDR-0101A Electronic Generator Driver controls the pressure-compensated flow control PV1 using input from EACD-1 Electronic AC frequency Detector. This PID control system is able to drive the generator speed to a setpoint with feedback, detecting fluctuation in the AC frequency of the output.


Cartridge valves offer you the most flexibility when designing control systems. HydraForce has the widest range of sizes, operating pressures, function choices, and space-saving multifunction valves.

• Size valves for the flow requirements of the function
• Independent metering of A and B ports
• Simplify piping
• More valve choices
• Combine or distribute controls



Get your machines up and running fast with HydraForce cartridge valves that can be changed in minutes compared to hours with stack valves.

• Size valves for the flow requirements of the function
• Independent metering of A and B ports
• Simplify piping
• More valve choices
• Combine or distribute controls


Fan Control

Our range of low leakage solenoid and proportional valves can be applied for on/off control and variable speed control during the harvesting process.

• Fail safe high or low
• Preconfigured controls available
• Reduce horsepower consumption by up to 30%


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, 3-axis

Associated Applications



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IOT Fleet Management for Reel Controls

Implemented on asphalt finishers, HydraForce Internet of Things (IOT) technology improves reliability and availability and can even extend its lifetime. This is achieved by capturing and reporting operating data such as GatE and GlobE, auger/conveyor drive, auxiliary function controls, and screed heater generator drive, as well as through enhanced control and improved asset utilization.

The paving industry makes substantial investments in roadbuilding and repair machinery. IOT fleet management technology from HydraForce raises ROI by improving availability and reducing maintenance costs.

IOT Fleet Management Solutions  

  • Monitoring and logging of key operating characteristics (cycles, hours, temperatures, pressures, vibration, etc.)
  • Reporting of key performance indicators
  • Remote adjustment of on-board settings (maximum permitted speeds, loads, etc.)
  • Updating of onboard software
  • Geo-location
  • Reducing the risk of breakdown and preventing unnecessary maintenance