Danfoss launched the DM430E display series with up to two CAN channels
Danfoss Power Solutions has expanded its PLUS+1 family of mobile machine products with the DM430E display series. Darren Magner, Director of Product Marketing for Connect & Control Solutions at Danfoss, said: «We’re excited to provide a modern display solution specific for a rugged, off-highway environment. With unparalleled screen viewability in a compact design, the DM430E addresses both OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and end-user needs at a cost-effective price point». In particular, the products feature a temperature range from -30 °C to +70 °C.
The optical-bonded and anti-glare coated 4,3-inch color display is optimized for usage in all lighting conditions. For example, in darker settings, the light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness and switches between day and night display themes.
Through the updated Engine Information Center (EIC) application, OEMs can directly set up the display without any programming. The application connects more than 4000 J1939-compliant engine signals with a set of pre-defined screen graphics, saving development time and resources.
The DM430E is all about user-friendliness and security
OEMs have the option of a four-button or navigation-button keypad, providing flexibility to optimize to machine requirements. The display is orientable in portrait or landscape, has direct RAM-mounting capabilities, and there is the opportunity to add USB and EIA 232 connectivity features.
The CAN-based PLUS+1 safety protocol has some similarities with the J1939/76 safety protocol. In particular, Danfoss itself developed this system and it is currently serving many of the company’s products. With the ability to add up to five extra inputs and one output, the display also gives more flexibility and leaner wiring set-up, saving system cost with no extra I/O module needed. According to the supplier, the HMI (human machine interface) is suitable for material handling, road building, construction, agriculture, turf care, and other off-highway vehicles.