Excidor is a Swedish manufacturer of control systems and products for mobile machines. Together we transitioned to a new generation of software development tools in their displays.
CONTROL SYTEMS FOR MOBILE MACHINES
Excidor has several different types of control systems for a range of different types of mobile machines, which allows the operator to maneuver its instruments in a easy way. It can be anything from a road machine with sweeping rollers and folding plow to an excavator with a precision-controlled bucket.
DISPLAY IN DRIVER’S CAB
Common for several of the control systems is the touchscreen display installed in the driver’s cab, which with a few simple presses adjusts settings for, or replaces the tool being used. Since the needs look different depending on the machine type and manufacturer, this also needs to be able to be adapted in a simple way.
FOCUS ON SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
Svekon’s work has included software development for the display for the control systems ExciControl TRC and MH – two systems that both communicate through a CanBus to control the tools on their machines. The different models control different tools and therefore have different needs, which has meant that the software has been rewritten for each system, the protocols have been adapted and different images have been loaded.
“We are very satisfied with the help we received from Svekon. I would like to highlight a very competent developer who was easy to communicate with.”
Peter Svedberg, Head of Technology and Development
With any touchscreen display, it’s vital to maintain performance while creating a fast graphical response experience – something that can be a challenge with the limited processing power found in a display like this. Through optimizations and a smartly developed user interface, Svekon has solved this.
EASY TO USE AS A DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Excidor offers control systems partly for different types of machines, but also for different manufacturers where the machines differ. Therefore, it has been important that the final delivery should be easy to use as a development tool for Excidor to simplify adaptation. The end result is a new generation of easy-to-use development tools for Excidor displays.