Curtiss-Wright to Showcase Off-Highway Innovation at Bauma 2019

Wednesday 30 January 2019

CURTISS-WRIGHT TO SHOWCASE OFF-HIGHWAY
INNOVATION AT BAUMA 2019
MUNICH, APRIL 2019, HALL A2 STAND 421

 

Christchurch, U.K. – Wednesday 30th January, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has announced that it will be using its stand at Bauma 2019 to promote a portfolio of products designed to work within the most challenging of specialty construction vehicle environments.

LATEST TECHNOLOGY
With the approval and release of the ANSI A92.20 standard for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in late-2018, every MEWP that operates on slopes must now be fitted with an alarm and safety cutout for tilt angles beyond the safe working limit.

Curtiss-Wright’s VTS series of vibration-tolerant tilt sensors uses the latest IMU technology and fast-acting software algorithms to filter out disturbances caused by vibration and vehicle motion. This provides output stability without the measurement delays usually associated with heavily-damped, traditional sensing methods.

The VTS series sensor feeds output data over CANbus using the SAE J1939 protocol, with each measurement axis having two sensing elements, which are constantly compared to ensure correct operation. If an error is detected, its condition is communicated to the host electronics to ensure a safe operating situation is assumed. Additionally, each output signal is calibrated to account for thermal drift, ensuring accuracy over the operating temperature range.

DEVELOPING TRENDS
With OEMs  developing highly-efficient, flexible and safety-critical vehicles  that increase productivity – there is a trend towards replacing multiple hydraulic levers and discrete components with electronic Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). These HMIs  integrate fully into custom control boxes and armrest assemblies, providing operators a wide range of new capabilities.

For many on- and off-highway applications, Curtiss-Wright has a long association of developing HMIs that incorporate multiple functions and can be operated with the use of just one hand, or via finger or thumb activation. These interfaces typically incorporate push-button switches, rotary thumbwheels and joystick paddles and levers, which variously offer switched and proportional control of a vehicle’s numerous features.

Sales Inquiries:
Please forward all sales and reader service inquiries to cwig.uk@curtisswright.com.

For more information on Curtiss-Wright Industrial products, visit www.cw-industrialgroup.com or call +44.1202.034000

About Curtiss-Wright Corporation
Curtiss-Wright Corporation is a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets. Building on the heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright has a long tradition of providing reliable solutions through trusted customer relationships. The company employs approximately 8,600 people worldwide. For more information, visit www.curtisswright.com.

 


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