Parker Vansco, part of Parker Hannifin, is launching the DPS cluster, an innovative user interface that makes vehicle information accessible in a single centralised location. Parker says that incorporating the new cluster enables industrial vehicles to be operated more efficiently for greater productivity.
The versatile cluster supports up to four CAN communication channels, as well as USB, RS232, J1708 and LIN. The DPS has a maximum of 39 digital inputs, five analogue inputs, two frequency inputs and six outputs. The outputs provide a maximum current of 2.5A, as well as analogue feedback for open circuit, shot to battery and ground detection. Pulse width modulation capabilities are also available.
According to Parker, the DPS cluster is suitable for various industrial vehicle applications; it is available with up to five backlit gauges, 26 positions for LED tell-tales and either a small or large transflective FSTN LCD. The robust enclosure is designed to be used in rugged environments and has been tested to a suitable mix of standards based on the J1455, ISO and EP455 environmental specifications.
Further options include a clock, warning buzzer, buttons and a choice of backlight colours.