Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has announced that it will be using its stand at Bauma 2019 to promote a portfolio of products designed to work within the most challenging of specialty construction vehicle environments.
With the approval and release of the ANSI A92.20 standard for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in late-2018, every MEWP that operates on slopes must now be fitted with an alarm and safety cutout for tilt angles beyond the safe working limit.
Curtiss-Wright’s VTS series of vibration-tolerant tilt sensor uses the latest IMU technology and fast-acting software algorithms to filter out disturbances caused by vibration and vehicle motion. This provides output stability without the measurement delays usually associated with heavily-damped, traditional sensing methods.
The VTS series sensor feeds output data over CANbus using the SAE J1939 protocol, with each measurement axis having two sensing elements, which are constantly compared to ensure correct operation. If an error is detected, its condition is communicated to the host electronics to ensure a safe operating situation is assumed. Additionally, each output signal is calibrated to account for thermal drift, ensuring accuracy over the operating temperature range.
With OEMs developing highly-efficient, flexible and safety-critical vehicles that increase productivity – there is a trend towards replacing multiple hydraulic levers and discrete components with electronic Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). These HMIs integrate fully into custom control boxes and armrest assemblies, providing operators a wide range of new capabilities.
For many on- and off-highway applications, Curtiss-Wright has a long association of developing HMIs that incorporate multiple functions and can be operated with the use of just one hand, or via finger or thumb activation. These interfaces typically incorporate push-button switches, rotary thumbwheels and joystick paddles and levers, which variously offer switched and proportional control of a vehicle’s numerous features.
Curtiss-Wright’s all-new, multi-function HI Grip is available as a left- or right-hand option; and offers a wide range of proportional, non-contacting roller and high-life, push-button switch combinations. It offers the potential of up to four rollers (including three across the front plate), multiple switches and various colour and icon options, making it the most versatile of Curtiss-Wright’s grips to date.
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