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elobau Highlights Sensors, Armrest at Trade Show

German manufacturer elobau plans to highlight an ergonomic armrest and its smart sensors at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, March 14-18 in Las Vegas.

elobau, a global manufacturer of non-contact sensor technology, level measurement, and operator controls for off-highway equipment, developed its 225MA midi armrest. It opens up access to customized modular control units for manufacturers of agricultural and construction machinery as well as material handling. Thanks to its operating comfort and ergonomic design, it enables the machine operator to work in a targeted, healthy, and consistent manner. 

Vehicle manufacturers can quickly and easily configure application-specific operating systems from the modular system without additional development and tool costs. The multifunctional armrest consists of five modules that can be individually designed: joysticks and hand throttle, operating unit, armrest and storage compartment, hitch wheel and potentiometer as well as the connection panel. From the compact joystick and multifunction handles, push buttons, encoders, power take-off buttons, and fingertip joysticks to the hitch wheel, all the important operator controls and functions are available. Operator controls are equipped with backlighting and simplify work even in poor visibility conditions. 

elobau also displays its new generation of tilt sensors with the N6 static and the N7 dynamic. 

The N6 static enables high-precision measurement under harsh environmental conditions, in stationary operations or in the event of slow vehicle movement. For easy conversion, the sensor is backwards-compatible with the previous N3, N4 and N5 tilt sensors. A gyroscope is also integrated into the N7 dynamic, which enables high-precision measurement even in dynamic applications. Both sensors are suitable for use in off-highway vehicles, such as agricultural and forestry machinery, construction or material handling equipment. 

The N6 static and N7 dynamic tilt sensors are based on MEMS technology and are designed for communication in a CAN-bus system with the CANopen and SAE J1939 protocols, each with or without relay switching output. The N6 static also offers an analogue signal with 4–20mA or 0.5-4.5V. Unified Diagnostic Services (UDS ISO 14229) expands the range of functions with a diagnostic option and software update. This enables uncomplicated parameter update capability and simplifies product selection

For more information, visit www.elobau.com.

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