This for applications like throttle control, Drive control (speed) including forward/backwards, Speed control eg.
We would really like a TOC2 style device with CAN comunication and industrial analog I/O. (4-20mA, 0-10 VDC etc) Is there any hope of this in the future?
The MC41/42/43 looks like a great series of products, but I am reluctant to go with a 3 or 4 master system. When can we expect a series of expansion modules along the lines of the MC41/42/43? or am I stuck with the XA2 indefinately for current outputs?
Our latest generation of controllers are finally ready for production. The IQAN-MC4x family is the fastest and most capable controller range we have ever done. It comes in three sizes to support any application size, from the entry level task oriented control up to the high I/O configuration for complete machine control.
First out from the production line and available now for deliveries is the performance optimized version of IQAN-MC43. The IQAN-MC41 and IQAN-MC42 will start shipping next month (December 2016).
Work is ongoing with the Functional Safety versions and units capable for implementation of SIL2/PLd safety functions is planned for production Q3 2017.
Find more detailed info at: http://solutions.parker.com/LP=7632
We have developed a new joystick for heavy duty mobile equipment. The joystick with its customized grip comes mounted on a Parker LC6 base.
- 3-axis analogue (X,Y,Z) all with dual sensors to provide a diverse signal redundancy.
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- Compact and ergonomic design
- Light weight, only 200g.
- Left and Right version
We have an “IQAN version” with pin assignment made for IQAN XC21 module so no extra wire harness adaptation is necessary. You’ll find that version on page 5 in the data sheet.
We are supplying this product to both small customers and larger high quantity OEMs. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you want a quote for your project!
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The joystick is developed, assembled and tested in Sweden. We ship worldwide!
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We have 2 MD4 on 2 project, they are hot when running, internal sensor tell 52 degree Celsius minimum most of the time. It is really hot on the finger, our customers are a little worried.
We also have MD3, they are also at more than 50 degree but we don' t feel it on the buttons.
Does all the MD3/4 get hot like this? Is there recomendation to reduce that?
On December 15th, we released the IQAN-MC4xFS series, with safety certification by RISE.
The release means that we now have SIL2/PLd versions on all three sized of the MC4x series:
You can read more about the new product in the press release.
In the press release, we make a reference to the EN 13849-1:2015 update. The EN 13849-1 standard lets machine designers create safety functions either based on electronic components certified by the manufacturer (like the MC4xFS), or design safety functions based on the EN 13849-1 architectures.
With the original 2006 release of the EN 13849-1 standard, there was great emphasis on on calculating hardware reliability, but requirements on safety related embedded software was not as clear as in IEC 61508. Now with the new 2015 update there is a clear limit, implementation of PLr=a and PLr=b functions are accepted on standard controllers, for PLr=c and higher, the use of controllers with safety certification is necessary.
To learn more about this topic and how to design complete safety functions in accordance with EN 13849-1, you can sing up for the IQAN focused training on functional safety.
For documentation of the MC4 product series, see the instruction book.
I recently discovered that the MC4x family does not have a RTC pin and therefore when you go to pull a log on a file, it simply gives you a "start number" and a base line of 12:00:00AM. This is not sufficient for what most of my customers needs are.
Are there any plans to add in an RTC pin to enable us to have actual time available when logging.
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