Municipal and Specialty Vehicles
Municipal and Specialty Vehicles

Ensuring Trouble-Free Operation

When operating municipal vehicles it is especially important that the driver have a full range of safety equipment to ensure trouble-free operation. In many cases, sensors can be used like an eye, ear or sense of touch, becoming important aids in detecting hazards early. This will protect persons from injury and equipment from unnecessary damage.

Application examples

  • Fire Truck: Monitoring Water Pressure

    With BSP pressure sensors

    The solution

    Pressure sensors from Balluff assist in reliable fire truck operation. They do this by monitoring for sufficient water pressure.

    They constantly measure the water pressure over a pressure range of up to 50 bar and enable regulation. These extremely compact sensors are simple to install with the M12 plug. And thanks to their stainless steel housing they are very robust.

    The features

    • Wide temperature range for both the medium and environment
    • Space-saving
    Fire Truck: Monitoring Water Pressure
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  • Fire Truck: Checking Tools for Completeness

    With BIS RFID systems

    The solution

    RFID systems provide security by determining if all tools are on board. All the tools that need to be present in the tool compartment are identified with a data carrier. A read/write head inside the vehicle detects the tools and sends their data to the central processor unit. And does it in real time, so the most up-to-date information is always available. RFID also provides the operator with reliable documentation.

    The features

    • Ensure everything is loaded in the vehicle
    • No visual contact necessary
    • Unlimited read/write cycles
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  • Aircraft: Positioning the Passenger Stairs

    With BUS ultrasonic sensors

    The solution

    Optimal positioning of passenger stairs requires maintaining the ideal distance between the stairs and aircraft. This is ensured by our ultrasonic sensor. The optical and acoustic signals help the operator measure the intermediate space and enable damage-free maneuvering. And because ultrasonic sensors are immune to water, fog, dirt and dust, they are reliable in any weather.

    The features

    • Precise – they provide high resolution with no blind zone
    • Generous detection range from 350 up to 5000 mm
    • For high and low temperatures: for use between –25 and 70 °C
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  • Bus: Monitoring the Engine Compartment Cover

    With BES inductive sensors

    The solution

    Our inductive sensors help with driving safety on buses. These contamination- resistant sensors reliably detect the end position of the engine compartment cover. This means they tell you whether the cover is fully closed or not. Only when it is fully closed can the bus driver start the motor. The non-contact operating principle makes these sensors ideal for long-term use.

    The features

    • Non-contact and wear-free
    • Standard versions available from stock in large quantities
    • Attractive pricing
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