Control all your equipment with Mählers MC2

MC2

CONTROL SYSTEM

Specifications – Mählers MC2

Mählers' new control system can be combined for both grader blade and snowplough use. Most functions are controlled largely using a joystick. The system is expandable and can control existing equipment. All equipment is then operated from the new control unit.

    • The control system is of CAN bus type
    • Buttons on the control unit are used to select plough control or grader blade control
    • The control system complies with safety standard EN 13849-1, effective from 1 January 2012
    • For safety reasons, a PVG valve or an ON/OFF valve must be installed on the system in front of the hydraulic package to de-pressurise the system when no function is being used
    • Handle to adjust blade pressure on Flexiway or grader blade
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    The control system complies with safety standard EN 13849-1, effective from 1 January 2012.  For safety reasons, a PVG valve or an ON/OFF valve must be installed on the system in front of the hydraulic package to de-pressurise the system when no function is being used.

    Accessory - Display

    For maximum control of Mählers equipment. Among other things, the display enables the following:

    • Reading of error codes
    • Reading of various system pressures
    • Graphic display of activated functions
    • Adjustment of parameters (note: for service personnel only)

    MC2 control unit

    Mählers armrest

    to make long days shorter

    Driving a snow plough often involves long days and then it is essential to have an ergonomically designed driver's position.

    The Mählers armrest is adapted for the MC2 control ystem and is available in two versions; one with a display holder and one without, and has been designed to reduce the risk of RSI (repetitive strain injury), which can easily arise due to static and unnatural stresses.

    The armrest is fastened to a sturdy holder and is adjustable with several joints to suit the requirements of all drivers.

    The display holder is also adjustable to give the best overview.

    MC2 gives you
    complete control

    Stellan Olofsson was one of the drivers included in Mählers' project group when the new control system was developed, and now most of Stellan's wishes and ideas have been incorporated into the MC2.

    “This is absolutely the best I've driven with, and it's now super easy and simple to control the truck’s plough and planing equipment,” says Stellan Olofsson, from Olofssons Åkeri, Näsmark.

    Winter has just started to take a grip in the area around Bjurholm, 60 km west of Umeå, with driver Stellan Olofsson rushing along in his Mercedes Megaspice 2651 fully equipped with its plough.

    “Although I do like the summer, it’s always just as much fun attaching the ploughs to the truck,” says Stellan, while giving the once over to the plough poles, road signs and cars both coming towards us and overtaking us.

    Stellan has been running his own haulage company Stellan Olofssons Åkeri i Näsmark AB since 1999 after spending 18 years as an employee driving a timber hauler. The com­­pany has four full-time employees in total, including his wife Carina, who takes care of all the paperwork. Some of the jobs undertaken by the haulage company include transporting gravel, ploughing, grading, salting and gritting of roads, tractor operations and crane operations using a bucket or grab.

    The fleet of vehicles comprises three trucks, all equipped with a quick-lock system, two of which are mainly used for road maintenance and construction work, while the other one mostly operates as a timber hauler.

    “Indeed, in the summer, we’re involved in everything from gravel road maintenance, construction work driving to even tarmac driving,” says Stellan.

    The two trucks involved in winter road main­tenance are both fully equipped with the Mählers Rossö 2010 diagonal plough, a 45 side plough and a fixed grade blade.

    The 2651 is also equipped with the Mählers MC2 control system, which Stellan raves about.

    “Ploughing and grading will be so much easier when, for instance, I can release all the equip­ment at the same time with just a single press of a button,” says Stellan, pointing to the little joystick which he uses to control the plough equipment with.

    “From a financial perspective, ploughing will be more economical as it will allow me to maintain the correct plough pressure,” continues Stellan, indicating the small screen on the instrument panel.

    The screen allows Stellan to monitor all the plough’s functions, thereby keeping a close eye on the equipment’s contact pressure.

    “Not to mention that the joystick and panel also take up less room in the cab than a con­ven­tional plough control unit with large plastic boxes and buttons,” adds Stellan.

    According to Stellan, the haulage company’s oldest truck, a 2004 Scania 164, has clocked up 720,000 km, with the plough equipment attached for very many thousands of those kilometres. The fixed grade blade and control system are used both summer and winter.

    “The latest MC2 control system has now been operating trouble-free for three years. It is con­tinuing to operate as well as the old one I have in the Scania, which is nothing short of a success.”


    Ricky Bergman, Flexiway
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    “I’ve driven with the Mählers MC2 unit for three years and it hasn’t gone wrong a single time!”

    Styrsystem, flexiway

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