The level of automation on construction sites, in agriculture and forestry and in municipal machines is steadily increasing. In addition to greater assistance and efficiency in the work process, the trend is toward autonomous work functions and even fully autonomous driving and working. Parallel to this, the requirements for functional safety are increasing in scope and complexity: The increasingly autonomous machines must not pose any danger to their environment. At STW, we harmonize the control and regulation of driving and working functions of the mobile working machine with the requirements of functional safety. Our control and automation portfolio is safety-certified up to SIL2 / PLd.
At the same time, we bring modern concepts from technology leading industries to the world of mobile machines. In this way, we provide machine manufacturers with functions and services found in the consumer or automotive industries, a real competitive advantage for machine manufacturers. Machine operators are demanding ever greater efficiency and convenience, and we can help innovative machine manufacturers meet this need.
While we are proud of our products and solutions, it is through our customers’ applications that the power in the innovative technology is unleashed. Whether fully networked, highly automated, or operating fully autonomously, an effective mobile machine represents first class interdisciplinary engineering. Robust and safe integration into the system architecture of the machine and its work processes, while remaining convenient and user friendly, is the main focus. With thanks to our customers, here we would like to present a small selection of example applications.