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analogue (0-10 V or 4-20mA) output from iqan

andyr 9 years ago in Other updated by Jos Lentfert 11 months ago 11
would the software designers consider adding standard industrial analogue outputs (0-10VDC and/or 4-20mA etc) as outputs options aswell as the existing current outputs to enable interfacing to external third party hardware- only option at present is to do this via third party CAN to analogue converter modules via CANopen

Interest for IQAN LSL Lever with Friction detend

Jos Lentfert 9 years ago in Levers updated by Nick Pridham 3 years ago 6
Are there more users that have interest in, or require, LSL Levers with friction detend
This for applications like throttle control, Drive control (speed) including forward/backwards, Speed control eg.

Make Module Obsolecence Notices Publicly Available!

Justin Wagner 5 months ago updated by Matt 4 months ago 1

It's recently come to my attention that the final order for new XA2 and XS2 modules is this month (January, 2024). This blindsided us, since we never received any warning for this. We were instructed to move to the newer XC expansion modules, but never given a date of when production of these would be discontinued. There was a Parker notice sent out in April, but this never made it to us as an OEM/end user, so now we're scrambling to figure out a strategy for service and replacement of the hundreds of modules we have in the field, if there's any issues in the future. There's not a great way to replace these, especially in systems that use an MD3, since the XC series is only compatible with IQANDesign 6.00+ and the MD3s aren't supported in those newer versions. These MD3 systems will likely require a full controls overhaul due to one faulty module.

Can Parker please post these notices publicly somewhere where end users/OEMs can see these directly from Parker?

Or is there a mailing list that we could sign up for to receive these notices?

Solely relying on vendors to filter out and forward important notices such as this to end users/OEMs is clearly not sufficient.


​Add photo sensor on MD4 for brightness auto adjust

Pawel Pekala 6 years ago in Master modules / MD4 updated by Ulrik Zakariasson (Software development) 6 years ago 0

Add photo sensor on MD4 for brightness auto adjust


Power saving/Idle mode for modules

Fredrik Forsberg 7 years ago updated by Gustav Widén (System support) 4 years ago 1


It would be nice to be able to set some kind of power saving/idle mode for a module.

Meaning it could be in power saving mode with a very low cycle time and inactivated I/O's, waiting for a trigger event.

In our application this could be used as for e.g. a diesel heater timer. Then we could integrate the diesel heater to the iqan display.



obsolete hardware database

andyr 2 years ago 0

i see once again on the forum desperate users are chasing around for obsolete parts to maintain existing older systems. We are a Parker distributor and Iqan specialist ourselves and as such have quite a lot of obsolete and/or older hardware on the shelf we no longer specify for our new applications- I imagine there are many others in a similar position with kit lying unused that other users need urgently. How about a forum based database or similar where holders of kit they don't need can upload details, to indicate their unwanted stockholding and potential buyers could offer against? 


When Can I expect an XC4 family of modules?

Forrest 6 years ago in Expansion modules updated by Johan Lidén (Product manager) 5 years ago 11

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?


4-20mA , 0-5,0-10 VDC industrial command signals

Steve Liljestrand 7 years ago updated by Theo 6 years ago 4

The MC4x now has Current loop inputs (4-20 mA) but no 4-20 mA Output. 

Does Parker IQAN ever plan to offer a module (ICP Compatible) with Industrial output command signals Such as 4-20mA , 0-5VDC and 0-10 VDC?

I work with some Hybrid applications that integrate Industrial PLC's with IQAN Mobile controllers.

We are often struggling with signal integration between the two platforms. I know there are CAN to Analog solutions but they cost money and take time to integrate.


IQAN-MC4x family ready for production

Johan Lidén (Product manager) 8 years ago in Master modules / MC4x updated by TKM 3 years ago 2

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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