DSE controls enable improved performance for forestry equipment and machinery

DSE M-Series encompass displays, controllers and slave products that can be used together or independently to provide a range of flexible control solutions, allowing OEMs to meet the varying demands of Forestry equipment.

The DSE M8xx Displays provide programmable display solutions for controlling off highway vehicles and equipment, through a robust, optically bonded, colour screen and button fascia.  A full range of displays with screen size options 3.5” ,4.3”, 7” are available with a 12” version available later this year.  Many of the standard switches and controls that are normally found within the cab or control panel can be incorporated into the on-screen functions, to enable full control through one device if required, leading to a simplified system design.

The newest display is an extremely powerful CAN display, compatible with latest Tier 4F and Stage V engine applications. Programmable using CODESYS, the DSE M835 provides clear information for forest equipment where space is a premium as the high resolution, 3.5” optically bonded, full colour TFT display provides excellent readability, even in the most extreme environmental conditions.

Within the displays multiple independent CAN interfaces are each configurable for different CAN protocols including CANOpen, J1939 and Raw CAN; each CAN protocol offering its own unique property making them favourable for different uses.  This approach to product design optimises the versatility of the controller and enables the design engineer to produce a very efficient system by minimising the amount of data on each bus.

The displays are highly robust and reliable throughout the harshest environmental conditions including humidity and extreme temperatures and are IP67/NEMA 6 rated.  Offering camera input options for improved operator viewing and a choice of fixing solutions for in-cab or panel mounting to suit multiple operator locations.

The fully programmable screen presents clear information in a combination of text, graphical, numerical and icon formats providing the user with quick and easy access to operational functions. Features include multiple configurable I/Os, which are programmed using industry standard CODESYS. PWM and PWMi digital signal logic maximises efficiency, response and signal integrity even under the pressures of the harshest environmental conditions, continuing to operate at full load in widely varying climatic conditions from -40oC to + 85oC.

Photo: The M870 can used in landscape and portrait views ideal for a variety of different cab layouts.