HMR CAN Rotary from Danfoss streamlines machine operation

Friday, July 20, 2018

The new HMR CAN Rotary offers a modern, ergonomic design that increases engineering flexibility and operator safety. Danfoss has introduced its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, as part of its PLUS+1® family of mobile machine management products.
“We’ve seen a growing trend in the on-highway industry for bringing display screen navigation closer to the operator, and we’re excited to provide our customers with a modern solution designed for off-highway machines,” said Darren Magner, Director, product marketing. “Considering the ergonomic and safe-operation benefits, it’s a great added value for both OEMs and end-users.”

Ergonomic, rugged design

Optimized for operator comfort, the HMR CAN Rotary offers ergonomic, five-finger control with seven large push-buttons and one central “select” button. This allows for “blind operation,” keeping operators’ eyes on the road.

Plus, the device is engineered to withstand the rugged demands of off-highway applications. It features robust mechanical, electrical and Ingress Protection specifications — meeting IP66 and IP67 ratings — and is suitable for installation in open and enclosed cabs. The buttons and rotary are designed to hold up for more than 1 million cycles.

The power of flexibility

With the HMR CAN Rotary, operators will no longer need to reach the display for full functionality. This gives OEMs greater overall design flexibility. Displays can now be placed wherever it makes the most design sense, rather than based on where the operator can reach it, potentially improving the line of sight.

Fully customizable appearance

OEMs can easily tailor the HMR CAN Rotary to coordinate with their existing machine’s branding and design. The indicator lights, button backlights and rotary backlight are all equipped with RGB LED lights, allowing for countless color options with adjustable light intensity and frequency. Each button graphic can be customized to best fit application needs.

The HMR CAN Rotary has a small footprint, making it ideal for machines like road rollers, compact wheel loaders, concrete pavers, telehandlers and more.