mBCX – intelligent switching, monitoring and control of power
With the mBCX family, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann (STW) is presenting a new generation of on-board control units for forestry vehicles which combine the distribution of energy with monitoring and control functions. The BCX family unites the advantages of the tried and tested ESX control units and flexible power distribution in one device. Through the separation of active and passive electronics, customer-specific versions can also be implemented inexpensively and rapidly.
Customizing through a flexible product concept
The mBCX family is based on a flexible housing concept and an active control module. The active, intelligent part has been derived from the tried and tested ESX family. In this way, continuous programmability and portability between central and decentralized control units and the on-board control units is achieved. Flexible design possibilities in terms of position, number and type for the fuses and relays on the passive power unit of the mBCX allow individual product adaptations with little effort.
Decentralized power distribution
Consistently-increasing requirements placed on the E/E (electric / electronic) architecture increasingly demand decentralized solutions for the power distribution in vehicles. Through the integration of the mBCX as slave module into the vehicle network and the control through a central control unit or through intelligent central electrics via CAN, the electrical energy distribution can be directly implemented at the consumers in the machine.
Control and power distribution in one
The mBCX as an “all-in-one” solution unites the control of the working functionality with the power distribution into one housing. The high power density of the mBCX family supports complete E/E architectures and control functionalities in compact municipal vehicles using only one module.
Monitoring through integrated status detection
On the vehicle, the option of power measurement for individual consumers permits a targeted detection of the statuses of fuses and relays, right up to a defect. An integration into STW’s IoT platform machines.cloud is available without additional effort.
As an internationally-active company, Sensor-Technik Wiedemann GmbH (STW) has for 30 years now supported its customers, the worldwide leading manufacturers of mobile machines, utility machines and special machines and their users in the utilization of the new technical possibilities inherent in digitalization, automation and electrification.