ROBUST AND RELIABLE BY DESIGN!
Off-road and off-highway vehicles (like tractors, harvesters, excavators, diggers, loaders, mining equipment, snow groomers, snow plows, cranes, forklifts, tele loaders, forestry machinery…) are subject to extreme conditions and have to withstand rain, mud, dust, extreme temperatures, shocks and vibrations… Obviously this environment has to be taken into account in the design of new HMI products! The components used in cabins have a long life expectancy and can be operated repeatedly without any loss of efficiency. APEM products for heavy duty vehicles have been designed, qualified and fully tested for these demanding conditions to guarantee the highest level of reliability and robustness. As a result, these products have a long lifetime and can be operated again and again for years. Since 1952 APEM has built its reputation on the quality of its products. To maximize this quality APEM has a vertically integrated organization for hardware, software and electronics development and production.Particular attention is necessary in the choice of plastic materials and elastomers. These materials must resist extreme temperatures (-40°/+85°C). They should also resist the hydrocarbons, grease and oil used in different parts of the vehicle.