DCS System

SuperYacht Line

The Distributed Control System (DCS) is designed for the management of SPEICH windscreen wiper motors and window auxiliary devices. It consists of a microcontrollers network, integrated on board of each motor, in communication via CAN bus. For a pantograph/pendulum wipers system, DCS have the following features:

  • perfect synchronization of the wipers in all operating conditions, both in continuous and intermittent operation mode. Synchronization occurs even if the wipers are different in dimensions and wiping angles;
  • the management of the wipers in groups that can have different working modes, each other independent;
  • wiring simplified due to a riduced number of wires, standard connectors and items connected one to the other like in a chain;
  • great flexibility in varying the composition of the groups, modifying the park position side and adding items to the system (control panels, wiper motors and auxiliary) even after installation;
  • management of auxiliary devices (electrovalves for water).

Operation modes

CAN bus commands can be generated from a control panel, with a standard keypad from us proposed, from a gateway connected with switches installed by the customer on the consolle or directly from the integrated bridge system.

We propose the softouch panel type DCS.STN with standard graphic and customizable number of groups. This panel allows to operate up to 5 groups from 1 up to 8 wipers and allow to drive:

  • the electrovalves for window washer equipment with a predetermined washing cycle;
  • the dimmer of panel light.

When the customer wants to compose the control panel with his own switches and lights, they can be connected to a gateway (code DCS.GW) able to communicate with the CAN bus network. With this device you can operate:

  • up to 5 groups from 1 up to 8 wipers ;
  • the electrovalve for washing system.

The DCS control system can be interfaced with the integrated bridge system via a dedicated CAN bus port. In this case SPEICH company provides the protocol for the development of the necessary software. A general recommendation is to use also a backup standard panel for testing or emergency purposes.

Category
Advanced control for pantograph/pendulum wipers
Tags
Wiper control system