New HMR CAN Rotary Device Allows Blind Operation

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Danfoss’ HMR CAN Rotary Device provides five-finger control with seven large push buttons and one central select button. Unit can be coordinated with existing machine’s and is suitable for off-highway applications such as road rollers, concrete pavers, telehandlers and compact wheel loaders. CAN rotary device meets mechanical, electrical and ingress protection standards. The indicator lights, button backlights and rotary backlight comes with RGB LED lights for countless color options with adjustable light intensity and frequency.

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HMR CAN Rotary from Danfoss Power Solutions Streamlines Machine Operation

The new HMR CAN Rotary offers a modern, ergonomic design that increases engineering flexibility and operator safety.

Danfoss Power Solutions has introduced its first CAN rotary device, the HMR CAN Rotary, as part of its PLUS+1® family of mobile machine management products.

“We’ve seen a growing trend in the on-highway industry for bringing display screen navigation closer to the operator, and we’re excited to provide our customers with a modern solution designed for off-highway machines,” said Darren Magner, Product Manager, Displays and CAN Keypads. “Considering the ergonomic and safe-operation benefits, it’s a great added value for both OEMs and end-users.”

Ergonomic, rugged design

Optimized for operator comfort, the HMR CAN Rotary offers ergonomic, five-finger control with seven large push-buttons and one central “select” button. This allows for “blind operation,” keeping operators’ eyes on the road.

Plus, the device is engineered to withstand the rugged demands of off-highway applications. It features robust mechanical, electrical and Ingress Protection specifications — meeting IP66 and IP67 ratings — and is suitable for installation in open and enclosed cabs. The buttons and rotary are designed to hold up for more than 1 million cycles.

The power of flexibility

With the HMR CAN Rotary, operators will no longer need to reach the display for full functionality. This gives OEMs greater overall design flexibility. Displays can now be placed wherever it makes the most design sense, rather than based on where the operator can reach it, potentially improving the line of sight.

Fully customizable appearance

OEMs can easily tailor the HMR CAN Rotary to coordinate with their existing machine’s branding and design. The indicator lights, button backlights and rotary backlight are all equipped with RGB LED lights, allowing for countless color options with adjustable light intensity and frequency. Each button graphic can be customized to best fit application needs.

The HMR CAN Rotary has a small footprint, making it ideal for machines like road rollers, compact wheel loaders, concrete pavers, telehandlers and more.

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Americas and Europe:

Nikoline Herzog

Danfoss Power Solutions

Phone: +45 7488 3955

Nordborg, Denmark


Kentaro Ide

Danfoss Power Solutions

Phone: +81 6 6395 6066

Osaka, Japan

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Danfoss engineers technologies that enable the world of tomorrow to do more with less. We meet the growing need for infrastructure, food supply, energy efficiency and climate-friendly solutions. Our products and services are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. We are also active in the field of renewable energy as well as district heating infrastructure for cities and urban communities. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933, and today Danfoss is a world leader, employing 24,000 employees and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are still privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at

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