iVISOR new from Hirschmann
18 March 2008
Hirschmann Automation and Control has introduced the iVisor mentor QVGA (graphic) load moment indicator (LMI) for mobile cranes. The iVisor offers the operator a graphic display of the crane and the current load and geometric information, including the actual and allowable load, boom length, boom angle, and load radius. The display also includes an integrated bargraph that provides the operator with information on the crane's utilization. The graphic display has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and includes BestView technology, which automatically adjusts the contrast depending on the temperature and lighting conditions.
The system's central processing unit and operator console are integrated into one compact unit making for quick and easy installation, the company said. In addition to the freely programmable control functionality, two CANopen interfaces enable networking with other controls and displays. The LMI system can be used as a CANopen master or as a CANopen slave.