Danfoss Power Solutions has introduced the PC-GO propel solution, a new platform for single pump/motor hydrostatic transmissions. The platform includes the PC036 safety controller and PC-GO propel software, which reduces the time required to develop the propel subsystem by up to 35%, simplifies compliance with environmental and safety regulations, and is suitable for various applications, such as forestry equipment, street sweepers, dump trucks, telehandlers, and wheel loaders.
The PC-GO software is pre-configured and can be customized using the Danfoss PLUS+1 service tool. The system works with Danfoss hydrostatic pumps and motors, allowing for quick and easy integration of the entire propel system. As a result, the development cycle is short and focused, and the machine can be started up quickly.
“PC-GO’s validated software package and preconfigured parameters enable machine startup in less than three days. Comparatively speaking, it could easily take two years to write a program like this from scratch,” said Aaron Rodriguez, product application engineer, Danfoss Power Solutions. “Our plug-and-perform system embeds more than 30 years of experience in the automotive field so there’s practically zero development effort, which is highly beneficial to OEMs without large software engineering teams.”
The Danfoss Power Solutions’ PC-GO propel solution comes with adjustable drive modes, including an ECO mode that reduces fuel consumption and noise. The system offers built-in protections, such as engine and pump overspeed protection, anti-stall, and temperature protection. The software is compliant with international safety regulations and has been tested for reliability in harsh environments. The PC036 controller is also flexible and can be installed inside the engine compartment or elsewhere on the vehicle.