What can you control with the new ECDR valve drivers from HydraForce? Anything that your imagination can dream up. These new drivers are our most versatile products yet to join the ExDR family. With a moderate amount of I/O, these devices are right-sized for transmission control, drive and steering on a small scissor, skid-steer attachments, as a main controller, or any remote function in a distributed control network.
The ECDR–0506A, launched in April, 2016, was the first member of the ECDR family. ECDR-0201A now follows in August, 2016. And coming this Fall is the ECDR–0203A.
What’s really special about the new ECDRs is that you can develop simple or extremely complex control logic without writing code. Using the free HF-Impulse configuration software available on the HydraForce electronics portal, you can build control schemes using modular function blocks in a drag-and-drop configuration environment. With blocks available for a myriad of functions, only your creativity limits the options for creating control logic. And macro blocks give you the ability create reusable function libraries while simplifying the logic diagram.
With CAN 2.0B networking, ECDR valve drivers can interface with other controllers in a distributed control architecture. The larger ECDR–0506A can even control other CAN devices such as the ECDR–0201A.
Need a couple more outputs? No problem. Just add an ECDR. Now not even the I/O capacity of this driver can limit the size of your application.
The CAN2.0B interface communicates on either CANopen or SAE J1939 protocols for control and diagnostic messaging. With a CAN/USB converter and laptop, technicians can update software/firmware in the field or perform diagnostic monitoring.
All ECDR valve drivers operate on 9 to 32 Vdc. The operating temperature range is -40 to +85 °C (-40 to +185 °F). The compact molded enclosure is made from chemical-resistant Noryl™ glass-filled PPE and is fully potted. With fully sealed connectors, they achieve an IP67 or IP69K rating.