Electronic Supplier for IMER’s Crawler Aerial Working Platforms

TTControl has been selected by IMER Access as electronic supplier for their next generation of self-propelled crawler aerial working platforms. The IM R13, IM R15 as well as IM R19 platforms of IMER will be equipped with EN ISO 13849 PL d certified electronic control units by TTControl.

In 2012 IMER developed for the first time internally a prototype of a self-propelled crawler aerial working platform and chose TTControl as electronic supplier for their electronic safety platform during this major step. TTControl provided HY-TTC 90, a robust control unit compliant with the international IEC 61508 and EN ISO 13849 standards on functional safety. This control unit meets all safety requirements of the platforms and fulfills SIL 2 (Safety Integrity Level) and PL d (Performance Level) requirements, and serves as a master ECU in the platform, interfacing with the engine controller and the remote radio control. TTControl further supplied IMER with the I/O slave HY-TTC 48X, a smart and cost-effective I/O slave module connected over CANopen to the master unit.

TTControl specifically developed the applications based on the principle that IMER will be autonomously able to modify, customize and enhance them as well as bring it to new larger or smaller aerial platforms, enabling a concept for future platforms. “With the collaboration of TTControl we have been able to realize the new electronic concept for our new self-propelled aerial platform product line, satisfying the new legal requirements from EN ISO 13849 regarding electronic control units and application software,” states Mr. Roberto Arioli, Technical Manager at IMER Access.

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