The Electronic Controls Business Unit of Parker Hannifin has launched its Pro Display 10 ISO Bus, an app-based human-machine interface (HMI) that includes the company’s new ISO Bus Suite application. The system is designed for vehicles and machinery used in the agriculture industry such as tractors, harvesters and other self-propelled machines.
Traditionally, each agricultural machine and implement combination would require the use of an individual terminal based on the manufacturer’s proprietary solution. Today, thanks to ISO 11783, a single terminal can be used for operating different implements that comply with the ISO Bus standard, regardless of manufacturer. Parker has implemented these ISO Bus functions as an individual application in Pro Display, which uniquely can also be used as the vehicle’s main HMI display. Total cost and space requirements are therefore reduced as there is no need for a separate ISO Bus terminal in the cabin.
Having just one HMI display in the cabin conveniently combines machine functionality, diagnostics, efficiency tools and even infotainment and entertainment in a centralised and cost-effective solution.
Parker’s ISO Bus Suite is an application for ISO Bus functions that includes ISO Bus UT, a user interface for ISO Bus-compatible implementations. Also included is a file server for the ISO Bus network to facilitate easy data transfer and a task controller, which means the display is able to perform accurate variable-rate control and documentation of actual data values.