Intuitive controls

Multifunctional solutions

Intuitive operating concepts enhance operator comfort, thus increasing the productivity of both man and machine. The requirements on simplicity, clarity, comfort and efficiency therefore play an ever-increasing role in product development. WIRTGEN offers customers perfectly engineered operating concepts which allow the machine operator to handle the machine intuitively after only a short training period.

Multifunctional armrest for small and compact milling machines

The small and compact milling machines feature a multifunctional armrest which combines all controls required for the highly automated milling process. The multifunctional, individually adjustable armrest combines innovative design and perfect user-friendliness. Important information is displayed on the colour control screen. The multifunctional armrest has been fully integrated into the standardized operating concept of the entire fleet of WIRTGEN small milling machines and allows productive operation right from the start.

Multifunctional control screen for large milling machines

The multifunctional control screen provides clear information on operational parameters and maintenance details. User-friendly diagnostic tools with clear illustrations ensure the transparency of diagnostic procedures. Continuous logging of events during the milling process is yet another useful feature. In addition, the control system displays information such as the weight and volume of the material milled, size of the milled area or number of trucks loaded automatically after manual entry of the material density and milling width. These job data enable easy logging of daily production rates.

The control screen can be switched to camera mode to monitor important work processes. Two or six cameras with high-resolution colour screens can be installed in accordance with customer specifi cations. When using six cameras, an additional camera screen is installed to allow two camera views to be displayed simultaneously.

Intuitive HMI – human-machine interface

The F series large milling machines come with an additional 10” control panel in addition to the control display. A two-camera, four-camera or eight-camera system can be selected at the customer’s request. In the two-camera system, the camera images are displayed on the 7” control panel on the operator’s platform. The four-camera and eight-camera systems also come with a 10” control panel that can display several camera images simultaneously via split screen. The robust camera systems provide the operator a clear view of important working areas, such as where the material is loaded onto trucks or the milled surface behind the scraper.

Multifunctional joystick and multifunctional control display for cold recyclers and soil stabilizers

Ergonomically designed controls are integrated in both arm consoles. Arranged within easy reach, they allow intuitive operation. All important machine features have been grouped together intelligently in the multifunctional joystick of the right-hand arm console and can therefore be performed with effortless ease.

The multifunctional control screen provides clearly structured information on operating parameters and maintenance details. Self-explanatory, clearly arranged menus allow individual pages to be called up quickly.

Flexible control panel and multifunctional display for slipform pavers

Everything on the operator’s platform of the slipform paver is arranged with great clarity and ergonomic principles in mind. The state-of-the-art graphic screen is located in the centre of the control panel: the multifunctional display keeps the operator informed of all relevant operating parameters on an event-driven basis. Handling of the paver via the control screen is easy – and is made even easier by clearly identifiable symbols independent of the national language. The control panel can be placed on the left or right side of the paver, thus always offering a perfect view of the entire paving process.

Multifunctional joysticks and control display for Surface Miners

The ergonomically designed controls have been integrated into the armrest of the driver’s seat. All important machine features have been intelligently combined in the multifunctional joysticks.

Ease of operation, ergonomic design and operator comfort are key efficiency drivers. Taken together, they translate into increased productivity and profitability in every job.

LEVEL PRO PLUS Levelling system

The LEVEL PRO PLUS levelling system, which has proven its worth in both road construction and mining operations, offers easy, intuitive operation. Sensors installed at the side plates and an additional slope sensor can be used to produce a precisely defined horizontal or inclined surface. The machine is pre-fitted for GPS or laser-based control or for levelling by means of Multiplex ultrasonic sensors.