The development of mining machines has reached far in the ”electrification” of the cabins. Most mining machines are today fitted with electrical joysticks and controls and often with a CAN-based control system.
The environmental requirements are extremely high for mining applications. The machines are often used 24 hours per day in harsh environments exposed to dirt, water, oils, aggressive chemicals and rough handling by the operators. For some applications our products have been certified to be used in explosive environments. We also developed our excellent F-N-R switch for a mining application where the need for extreme life expectancy in combination with high IP-levels made it impossible to find a suitable product on the market. Caldaro can for example deliver extremely robust joysticks with multifunctional grips, pedals and sensors of various kinds.
Mining is one of our most demanding areas and we have learned a lot about how to create a product that meets the high requirements by using the most suitable materials, designs, components etc. Caldaro have been very successful in this field and you can find out more about our suitable solutions here.