Danfoss display designed for direct sunlight


Danfoss has announced it is modernizing off-highway vehicles with the development of a robust display designed to cope with extreme weather conditions. The rugged DM430E Series extends the company’s Plus+1 family of mobile machine interface products.

At 4.3in, the new display has been developed to cope with direct sunlight, providing a high level of outdoor screen viewability while other features include a simple screen set-up.

Additionally, it has been engineered specifically to survive in a rugged off-highway environment – meeting IP66 and IP67 enclosure rating standards, the product can withstand operating temperatures ranging from -30°C to +70°C.

“We’re excited to provide a modern display solution specifically designed for a rugged, off-highway environment,” said Darren Magner, director, product marketing at Danfoss Power Solutions.

“With unparalleled screen viewability in a compact design, the DM430E addresses both OEM and end-user needs at a cost-effective price point.”

All lighting conditions
The optically-bonded and anti-glare coated color display is optimized for use in all lighting conditions, providing wide viewing angles – in darker settings, the light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness and switches between day and night display themes.

Through the updated Engine Information Center (EIC) application, OEMs can directly set up the display without any programming. The application connects more than 4,000 J1939 engine signals with a set of pre-defined screen graphics, saving development time and resources.

OEMs have the option of a four-button or navigation-button keypad, providing flexibility to optimize to machine requirements. The display can be oriented in portrait or landscape, direct RAM mounting capabilities and the opportunity to add USB and RS232 connectivity features.

Interested in cab design? Check out the Cab Design & Technology Conferencewhich takes place during iVT Expo. Both the conference and iVT Expo take place on February 13-14, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. 

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