Instrument clusters

Customization is our key feature.

Silex has developed several instrument cluster versions tailored to the customers’ special requirements. We offer you our existing products or develop for you a new instrument cluster according to your individual requirements.

Innovative integrated functionalities to minimize cost and improve reliability

Besides of the conventional display functionalities all Silex instrument clusters include the board computer, which serve as a control unit of the CAN system. So, the number of necessary electronic equipment in the vehicle is minimized to cluster and CAN ECUs.

All Silex instrument clusters equipped with local inputs and outputs directly handle the switches, lamps, etc. in the driver’s compartment. So,

  • less cabling is necessary within the driver’s compartment, and
  • the CAN bus traffic is strongly reduced.

These innovative solutions

  • increase the overall performance of the entire control system due to the less CAN bus traffic,
  • improve operation reliability, and
  • reduces mounting and maintenance costs, due to the less electronic components.

25+ years of experience in CAN system design – high reliability, near to zero defect rate

Silex’s first CAN systems go back to the mid 90-ies, when this technology has just emerged. Utilizing the experience, Silex has gathered in this 25+ years in different civil and military vehicle applications, industry automation, airport automation, Silex CAN systems have reached high reliability, a near to zero defect rate even in harsh environmental conditions.

Full scale CAN management with three independent CAN channels

All Silex instrument clusters are equipped with 3 independent CAN channels, offering a clear vehicle-wide CAN architecture, where different functions can be separated onto different CAN networks (e.g. one CAN channel for power-train, another for the body electronics and a third one for infotainment, ticketing, etc.).

TFT LCD display to keep the driver informed

The 5,7“ (or optionally 7”) TFT LCD offers an excellent tool for the driver for displaying only the actually necessary information, while other functions, like intensive diagnostics is also available.

I. Instrument cluster for diesel, gas and hybrid vehicles(buses, trucks or special purpose vehicles)

Technical parameters:

  • 2 pc’s. 110 mm diameter, stepper-motor driven instruments (for vehicle speed and motor revolution)
  • 2 (option 4) small, stepper-motor driven instruments, e. g. for fuel level, coolant temperature, air pressure, Add-Blue level, etc.
  • 1 pc. (option 2 pc’s) 6 or 7 digit, alphanumeric LCD for daily / total kilometers
  • 5,7” – (optionally 7”) color, TFT LCD, with flexible, user definable functionality
  • 14 pc’s. high intensity LED’s for dedicated signaling / diagnostic functions
  • LED backlight, with automatic / manual intensity control, backlight color optional
  • 56 pc’s. 24 V digital input channels
  • 8 pc’s analog / 24 V digital channels. Option, 2 temperature sensor inputs with built-in current generator.
  • 16 pc’s. 24 V, 1 A output
  • 3 independent 1 Mbit / sec CAN 2.0B channels
  • 4 channels for video cameras (e.g. for doors, reverse camera, etc.)

II. Instrument clusters for electric vehicles(battery powered or trolleys)

Technical parameters:

  • 1 pc. 140 mm stepper-motor driven instrument for vehicle speed
  • 1 pc. 6 or 7 digits alphanumeric LCD for daily / total kilometers
  • 5,7” (optionally 7”) color, TFT LCD, with flexible, user definable functionality
  • 14 pc’s. high intensity LED’s for dedicated signaling / diagnostic functions
  • LED backlight, with automatic / manual intensity control, backlight color optional
  • 56 pc’s. 24 V digital input channels
  • 8 pc’s analog / 24 V digital channels. Option, 2 temperature sensor inputs with built-in current generator.
  • 16 pc’s. 24 V, 1 A output
  • 3 independent 1 Mbit / sec CAN 2.0B channels
  • 4 channels for video cameras (e.g. for doors, reverse camera, or in trolley buses to monitor current collector, etc.)

III. Customer specific clusters

Clusters are crucial parts of the driver’s workplace not only technically, but by design as well. To meet special layout / color or other design requirements, in order to distinguish your product from others, Silex offers to develop special cluster versions on customer demand.


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Contact

SILEX Ipari Automatizálási Zrt.
1095 Budapest, Soroksári út 150.
Hungary
Phone: +36 1 278 0859
Fax: +36 1 278 0860
Email: info@silex.hu