Caldaro launches new smart suspended pedal, the P11, at Bauma

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Vehicle control components manufacturer Caldaro unveiled its new, smart suspended pedal, the P11, at Bauma this week (April 8-14).

The pedal is a natural evolution from the company’s P09 pedal, which was launched three years ago. Following the success of the P09, Caldaro customers had begun asking for a wall-mounted version of the P09. However, as Caldaro CEO Claudio Talamo tells iVT, ”We quickly realized that this pedal needed a new design.”

Caldaro found a way to create a suspended pedal with a totally new look, which still keeps the smart features of the P09 such as a minimal number of components and protected electronics in a compact design. It also now features a distinctive cutaway shape to allow water to easily run off the pedal, thereby improving safety by reducing the chance of a foot slipping. The overall result is the P11, a modern, aluminum pedal, that withstands the toughest conditions.

By now thousands of P09 pedals have been tested in all kinds of challenging environments, so using the smart construction concept again in the P11 was done with a high level of  confidence.

”The solution is so unique that we have applied for Intellectual Property Protection”, says Claudio. ”We care intensely about design, and it matters that all our products are well thought-out. It also makes it easier for machine designers to implement our pedal into their designs. Design and function are one.”

The P11, along with the full range of Caldaro control solutions, can be found at Bauma in Hall A2, stand 442.

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