Danfoss Power Solutions Introduces CAN Device to Streamline Equipment Operation

Danfoss Power Solutions launched its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, offering ergonomic, five-finger control to allow operators of off-road equipment including telehandlers to keep their eyes on the road.

Featuring seven large push-buttons and one central “select” button, the device provides “blind operation.” keeping operators’ eyes on the road.
“We’ve seen a growing trend in the on-highway industry for bringing display screen navigation closer to the operator, and we’re excited to provide our customers with a modern solution designed for off-highway machines,” said Darren Magner, product manager of displays and CAN keypads. “Considering the ergonomic and safe-operation benefits, it’s a great added value for both OEMs and end-users.”
With the HMR CAN Rotary, operators will no longer need to reach the display for full functionality. This gives OEMs greater overall design flexibility. Displays can now be placed wherever it makes the most design sense, rather than based on where the operator can reach it, potentially improving the line of sight.
OEMs can easily tailor the HMR CAN Rotary to coordinate with their existing machine’s branding and design. The indicator lights, button backlights, and rotary backlight are all equipped with RGB LED lights, allowing for countless color options with adjustable light intensity and frequency. Each button graphic can be customized to best fit application needs.

As part of its PLUS+1 family of mobile machine management products, the device is engineered to withstand the rugged demands of off-highway applications. It features robust mechanical, electrical, and Ingress Protection specifications — meeting IP66 and IP67 ratings — and is suitable for installation in open and enclosed cabs. The buttons and rotary are designed to hold up for more than 1 million cycles.