The Challenge

Develop a highly customizable display platform that fits the size and aesthetic requirements of modern outdoor power machinery.

The Idea

Create a modular case with innovative internal and external features that allows a system designer to select from a variety of functional and stylistic choices that suits their unique equipment or style.

Electrical Specifications

Operating Voltage – 9.0 – 16.0 Vdc
Operating Current – Application Dependent
Tested to appropriate sections of ASAE EP455

Environmental Ratings

Operating Temperature Range – -40 to 85 C
Humidity – 95% RH
Ingress Protection – IP67
Pressure Wash – Front Surface

The Solution

Choose An Interface

Additional Information - Simple

Combining backlit icons and a standard hour meter into one package provides end users with the basic level of information needed to keep their equipment healthy and increase uptime. At a glance a user can know if an engine error code has been tripped, battery level is unhealthy, or if fuel needs to be added to keep working. A wide range of icons can be swapped in and out for anything the system designer deems as most important to display.

Additional Information - Simple/Needle

Multiple needle gauges combined with an hour meter satisfies the information needs of most users, especially in the consumer and prosumer market segments. The needle style, movement, and control is a nice touch for designers going for a more timeless, automotive feel.

Additional Information - Graphic/Physical Buttons

By incorporating a graphic display the possibilities for what to display and how to display it become nearly endless. Multi-tank fuel gauges, diagnostic codes, battery voltage, RPM, interlock status, etc. are just some examples of what type of data can be provided to end users or the technicians that are trying to troubleshoot downtime issues. Graphic displays promote the fact that the machine they're embedded in are modern and information forward.

A 3 button design allows for simple, intuitive navigation between screens and/or nested menus. The use of physical buttons give the end user a rugged look with a great tactile feel for gloved and bare hands.

Additional Information - Graphic/Cap Touch

By incorporating a graphic display the possibilities for what to display and how to display it become nearly endless. Multi-tank fuel gauges, diagnostic codes, battery voltage, RPM, interlock status, etc. are just some examples of what type of data can be provided to end users or the technicians that are trying to troubleshoot downtime issues. Graphic displays promote the fact that the machine they're embedded in are modern and information forward.

A 2 button design allows for simple, intuitive navigation between screens and/or nested menus. The introduction of capacitive touch buttons elevate the modern designs of new outdoor power equipment with the added benefit of being less prone to failure due to abrasion than typical physical button designs. Delta's capacitive touch buttons also work great in wet conditions and also operate with a wide range of glove types.

Additional Information - UTV

This UTV inspired gauge uses a large, segmented, backlit display to provide the end user with speed and machine hours. Combined with indicator icons for both oil and engine temperature and an LED-based fuel gauge this stylish, round gauge presents all of the key information one might need at a glance while operating an off road vehicle.

 

A team of engineers and toolmakers at Delta Systems brainstormed and examined a variety of functions that were important to end users over a wide range of outdoor power equipment. Using this list of functions, the mechanical engineers devised methods to internally support up to three circuit boards populated with electronic components, graphic or segmented LCD screens, capacitive touch or physical buttons, multi-colored LED indicator lights, and needle gauges.

Additionally, using contemporary tooling techniques, Delta is able to provide different connector types. Whether an OEM prefers Delphi or Molex series connectors this line of 2" round displays can accommodate. Rounding out the stylistic choices is a custom-designed bezel that allows the designer to produce a uniform and aesthetically pleasing dash or equipment's style. With the case being pre-tooled, Delta can accept custom requirements and turn them into a deliverable product in a much more compact timeline than almost any custom gauge.

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