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New Compact Operating Consoles for Mobile Applications

Everything in View - Thanks to a Well-Organized High-Res Display

Everything in View - Thanks to a Well-Organized High-Res Display

vSCALE C2-C1 and vSCALE C2-C2 are the names of the new, compact operating consoles from Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) for mobile applications under challenging environmental conditions. They round out the product range of the forward-looking iSCALE Control System automation platform.

The vSCALE C2-C1 and vSCALE C2-C2 consoles are compact versions of the 4.3-inch vSCALE family of products and stand out with their excellent user-friendliness and robustness. They can be used exclusively for display purposes or as consoles with touch-screen operation. The new compact versions also meet the same technical requirements and specifications as the well-known vSCALE D2 and D3 consoles: high-resolution screens, an extended temperature range, a large number of communication interfaces, and ruggedness for mobile applications.

The new compact vSCALE C2-C1 version of the 4.3-inch vSCALE consoles is available either as a dedicated display console for visualizing machine information or in combination with integrated controls in the armrest or on the dashboard. The vSCALE C2-C2 version offers additional features: touch-screen operation and a video interface for direct display of FBAS camera signals.

All of the 4.3-inch versions boast a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels for an optimal overview. They feature two separate CAN interfaces (various CAN protocols are supported) as well as an Ethernet and a USB interface. The consoles are also flexibly deployable: they can be installed on the inside or outside of machines and either horizontally or vertically.

The new compact consoles are built to take a beating: the selected displays withstand an extended temperature range from -30 to +70 degrees Celsius, and the True Outdoor housing with a safety rating of IP66/67 is designed for installation under extreme environmental conditions including severe jolts and vibrations.

The application software of the vSCALE operating consoles can be programmed using CoDeSys (IEC 61131-3) or other tools. In addition, Hirschmann MSC offers program libraries for control and safety functions that are specially compiled to meet customer wishes. On request, Hirschmann MCS also handles complete system integration, including all required application programming.

With the advent of the new vSCALE C2-C1 and vSCALE C2-C2 operating consoles, the innovative iSCALE Control System now meets the present and future requirements of mobile applications across all industries. The real strength of this control and sensor platform is its modularity, which lets the iSCALE Control System be tailored to meet the unique needs of any application.

Company Profile:

Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions (MCS) is a business unit of Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH, a company of the U.S.-based Belden Inc. Group.
Hirschmann MCS is the world market leader in safe load indication systems for telescopic and lattice-boom cranes and the system provider of innovative mobile automation platforms for all applications involving rough environmental conditions. The company is setting new standards in meeting safety requirements and in the product categories of sensors, controllers, consoles, and software for mobile machines and applications – across all industries.
Hirschmann MCS produces and sells product and system solutions for manufacturers of mobile machines and equpiment. It has 130 employees in Ettlingen, Germany and another 20 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania (in the United States), and 300 staff work at a joint venture in Xuzhou, China and a sales office in Shanghai.


Nicole Krupp-Sieber

Hirschmann Automation and Control GmbH
Hirschmann Mobile Machine Control Solutions
Hertzstrasse 32 - 34
76275 Ettlingen

Phone: +49 (0)7243 709-3101
Fax:    +49 (0)7243 709-3129

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