Automotive control technologies help increase machine controllability, regardless of operator skill level. This increased controllability is especially important for off-highway vehicles which are frequently used on uneven, treacherous terrain.
Danfoss has a full portfolio of propel solutions that provide advanced automatic transmission functionality, resulting in off-highway vehicles that are easier to operate and control.
When the operator presses the accelerator, Danfoss technology allows both the engine rpm and the hydrostatic pump and motor displacement to be controlled automatically. While this feature is convenient, it also keeps the versatility of non-automotive and creep-automotive modes. This simplicity and machine responsiveness reduces the operator skill necessary to operate your machines efficiently, leading to more optimized performance and a reduction in fuel costs.
Our pre-engineered, pre-programmed propel system functions also provide fast configuration for a broad range of applications, reducing your time to market — all while enhancing machine performance tailored to your customers’ specific applications.
At Danfoss, we’re ready to provide the systems application expertise and technical support for you to successfully implement an automotive control solution into your machines.
Enhanced performance features are built in to the AC programming and ready to be tailored to individual vehicle or end use market requirements. For detailed descriptions of each feature, refer to the system description documents for H1 automotive control or automotive control on PLUS+1®. Automotive control system options:
- 4 independent drive modes (selectable via mode switch)
- Automotive drive modes for work- and transport
- Constant speed mode for e.g. sweepers, snow-blowers
- Creep speed mode for digging operation
- Antistall and engine overspeed protection
- Integrated vehicle speed limiter function
- Temperature and oil density compensation
- Technology and enabler for future emission regulations
- Integral park brake control e.g. hill-hold function
- 4 auxiliary outputs
- Intelligent brake-light control
- Automatic park brake function
- System status-lamp
- Part of the PLUS+1® Family
- Compatible to all CAN J1939 components on market e.g. displays
- External safety certification for SIL-2 (IEC 61508)
- High environmental protection level IP69K
- Wide temperature operation range -40 to +104°C (-40 to 219F)
Multiple generations of Danfoss electronic control hardware, including current PLUS+1® controllers, have been successfully used in a wide variety of vehicle applications. Our latest AC solution employing a controller integrated on the H1 pump (H1 AC) has been running thousands of hours on dozens of vehicles of all types, including:
- Wheel loader
- Telescopic handler
- Rotary telehandler
- Tool carrier
- Rough terrain forklift
- Truck mounted forklift
- Site dumper
- Specialty transporter
Danfoss' capability to provide easily configurable automotive control transmission systems with embedded electronics for exceptional reliability.
The control system fulfills the requirements according PL c (ISO13849) and SIL2 (IEC 61508).
DP200, DP250 models. User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Classic Screen Editor (CSE) for fast display development. Optional EIC (Engine Information Center) application for plug-and play engine monitoring.
DP570 model with 5.7” TFT color rugged displays (in-cab usage). User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Vector-Based Screen Editor (VBSE) for fast display development. Available with or without camera.
DP600TM, DP610TM with 6.5” TFT color rugged displays (both in- and out-of-cab usage). User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Classic Screen Editor (CSE) for fast display development.
DP700, DP710, DP720, DP730 DP700 series with 7.0” TFT color rugged displays. User-programmable with PLUS+1® GUIDE Vector-Based Screen Editor (VBSE) for fast display development. Available with two camera inputs.
Our PLUS+1® Compliant foot pedals provide robust solutions for controlling vehicles in harsh mobile equipment environments.
Best point control
This unique solution works by constantly adjusting operating parameters of key drivetrain components — including the diesel engine, hydrostatic transmission, hydraulic pumps and motors — to maintain optimal efficiency points.
Heavier vehicles. Smaller engines. Stricter stopping-distance regulations. They’re all challenges to heavy-equipment braking systems — and they’re all challenges that can be overcome with Danfoss solutions.
Today’s machines get more done, more efficiently, thanks to advances in transmissions, pumps and motors. And Danfoss is leading the way in perfecting the dual-path solutions that bring them all together: delivering precision equipment control, less operator fatigue and greater productivity.
With Danfoss Telematics solutions, it’s easy to track and monitor the efficiency-related data that can make a difference to profitability, so managers can make decisions to drive improvement.
With true global remote CAN connection, mobile Web portal access, and localized Wi-Fi capabilities, Danfoss Telematics solutions help ensure that machines — and the businesses they serve — run as efficiently as possible.
Operators often work on jobsites under potentially hazardous conditions and in remote, limited-access locations. They can stay better protected with safeguards available through Danfoss Telematics solutions.