Process Care bets big on LCD speedometers
Process Care System (India) is in talks with a couple of two-wheeler manufacturers for supply of a liquid crystal display (LCD) speedometer/odometer combo.
This is not all. Process Care is also working on a project to develop public address systems for metro rail coaches, said KV Nagesh, joint managing director. The Bangalore-based embedded control systems manufacturer has already developed LCD speedometers for special and off-the-road vehicles. These offer longer life and accuracy in measurement.
The usual problem in the conventional speedometer is that it gets the drive from the wheel through the steel cable connected to the yoke. These are badly hit during rains and dusty conditions. Warranty is also a major issue in conventional speedometers. Electronic LCD meters get signals through a magnetic pickup sensor and this is passed through an electrical wire.
The unit is capable of sharing inputs with other microcontrollers and cost can, therefore, be optimised if developed with other microcontroller manufacturers. Process Care has also been meeting the needs of BEML. Recently it developed a multifunctional vehicle data recorder which is an LCD-based data acquisition system for real-time scanning of critical vehicle parameters. This helps in data logging, audio visual warning and vehicle maintenance scheduling.
The system accepts on/off and analog signals from electromechanical switches and sensors fitted on the equipment sub-systems. It logs on real-time data to provide enhanced diagnostic message. The logged on data can be retrieved later to study equipment history for failure analysis. The LCD screen in the front panel displays the warning symbols. The company has so far supplied about 100 units to BEML. It is now working on integrating this unit with GPRS (general packet radio system) and GPS (global positioning system).
M&M revises capex by 20% to boost capacity and expand product lines
The incremental investment will go into capacity enhancement, product portfolio development, and meeting new regulations...
Harley-Davidson to launch X 440 in India on July 3
The X 440, upon its release, will be the most affordable Harley available for sale in India.
Mahindra & Mahindra's orderbook swells to 2.9 lakh, capacity to be ramped upto 49,000 units a month
The company is currently focusing on pending deliveries and no new launches are planned for CY2023.