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Mobile Systems Integration Articles and White Papers

Things to Consider When Choosing an HMI or Display for Your Mobile Equipment Different mobile machines have different display requirements. Whether your machine requires a simple engine interface to meet Tier IV engine requirements, or it requires a complex HMI (human machine interface) to allow the operator to either run…

Selecting a System Integrator for a Mobile Machine Control System There are many reasons for wanting to implement a new control system on your mobile machine. However, you first have to ask yourself “is my machine right for a control system and will the market I serve accept it?” In…

The Benefits of Control Systems on Mobile Machinery So, you have a choice. Do you design the newest revision of your brush mower using the same old hardwired relay logic that you have always used? Sure, your customers are asking for some more features, but is it worth it to…

Radio Frequency Remote Controls for Mobile Machines There are many reasons why operating a mobile machine remotely makes sense. Sometimes it has to do with operator safety, and other times it has to do with being more efficient. Whatever the reason, radio frequency remotes have been proven over the years…

Mobile Controllers and Their Software Platforms – Which is Best for You? Most mobile machinery OEM’s have transitioned their machines to electronic controllers designed for the severe installations found on mobile equipment. They are a great solution if you want to automate your mobile piece of machinery. The question is,…

An Overview of Electronic Joysticks for Mobile Machine Applications One of the most commonly used control options used by mobile machine OEM’s is the electronic joystick. One of the most common applications is boom control. This includes applications like controlling a boom on a backhoe, or the arm that grabs…

Distributed vs Centralized Controls for Mobile Vehicles During the initial design phase of your mobile vehicle, one question that needs to be addressed is “Do you want to utilize a centralized control system or a distributed control system?” In other words, do you want a stand alone PLC (centralized control…

When to use a Sectional Valve vs a Monoblock Valve Most hydraulic systems require the use of a directional control valve. With many different styles and setups, it can be difficult to understand which valve type is the best for your system. Knowing what features you need and how it will…

Machine Autonomy: What is right for you? Machine autonomy….what does that mean, and does it apply to your machine? Let’s start with the automotive industry, as that market has been driving autonomous technology. The 5 recognized levels of vehicle automation There are 5 recognized levels of vehicle automation that have…

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