MTA SpA exhibited its various operator displays and electromechanical components during the 2019 North American Commercial Vehicle Show (NACV Show). The company also announced partnerships with vehicle OEMs, providing them customized solutions for their various applications.
MTA's range of electronic off-the-shelf products that can be quickly and easily customized by OEMs. Displays can be supplied with 12 or 24V DC; 11 different dashboards and displays, as well as two control unit models are available. All dashboards and displays feature similar hardware and software architectures, elegant design and modern lines, but are different in shapes and sizes, number of LEDs, inputs and outputs, and screen types. These range from LCDs (segment or dot matrix) to TFTs (3.5 up to 7 in.), coupled with analog needle indicators, up to 8 or 12 in. full color TFTs.
Safety details, such as anti-reflection and anti-fingerprint treatments, are included on the displays to ensure visibility even in the harshest environments. In addition, use of state-of-the-art components with advanced materials guarantee high resistance to temperatures and vibrations, as well as IP66 or IP67 protection ratings.
The two control units—Dyna and Actua—are designed to drive different types of actuators, and can be supplied with 12 or 24V DC. These control units differ from one another by the number of inputs and outputs as well as their processor computing power (higher for Actua). Both feature an IP67 degree of protection.
24V dashboard for Anadolu Isuzu
MTA has started a collaboration with Anadolu Isuzu. The Turkish OEM will utilize the Revo Plus dashboard for its NPR10, NPR3D and TORA models, three trucks produced in Turkey for local and European markets for waste disposal.
The Revo Plus dashboard is customizable using MTA Studio, a quick and user-friendly software tool.
For Anadolu Isuzu trucks, Revo Plus has been adapted to 24V to meet the heavy-duty requirements of these applications and includes a central 4.3 in. color TFT and 32 telltales. This feature has been crucial for Anadolu Isuzu because allows the display of different types of information, such as the vehicle's new Advanced Engineering Braking System (AEBS). AEBS is now mandatory on trucks weighing more than 3.5 tons. It includes combines information from the brake system pressure monitoring, the rear-view camera and the diagnostic system.
Anadolu Isuzu also chose Revo Plus for its ability to work in harmony with other vehicle systems.
MTA's engineering staff supported Anadolu Isuzu during the development phases. Using MTA Studio, Anadolu Isuzu was able to easily tailor the software according to its needs and complete the job in less than 1 year.
Electromechanical unit for Kamaz trucks
MTA recently collaborated with Kamaz to supply an electromechanical power distribution unit, developed together with the Russian manufacturer for its new range of K5 trucks.
The unit for Kamaz ensures the power distribution to the primary electrical services of the vehicles through a bus bar in copper alloy and it can be set up with different types of fuses, always produced by MTA, to satisfy the different uses of the trucks it is installed in. The unit can house up to five MidiVal fuses (from 30 A to 120 A) and two 125 A MegaVal fuses.
It features an IP67 degree of protection due to a pre-assembled silicone gasket placed between the body and the unit's cover, as well as gaskets and relative retainers with different sections. The lid is secured by a co-molded closure and five latches with acoustic verification, which preload the lid against the gasket. Steel compression limiters are located in the three installation holes to reduce loss of tightening torque due to vibrations and heat.
The unit for Kamaz is also equipped with a jump-start plug to allow direct access to the current supplied by the battery.