Morbark, a manufacturer of forestry, biomass, tree care, sawmill, and wood recycling equipment, is offering the iQ-View Smart Controller on its 3L gas engines for the Beever M12R, M12D, and M12RX models.
The iQ-View, produced by Industrial Electronic Controls (IEC), is a smart display and controller that presents engine and machine parameters to the operator as well as controls the chipper’s auto-feed function. As a display unit, the user can select four parameters to display simultaneously. A second screen can be set to display four additional parameters. Either screen can easily be selected for viewing.
With the push of a button, the chipper operator can select one of three preset speed settings — for brush, wood, or factory setting — plus a custom setting, to maximize machine throughput and productivity, eliminating complicated speed changes. No computer is required for field configuration.
Simple yet extensive on-screen diagnostics allow the user to quickly troubleshoot system issues, minimizing downtime and maximizing productivity on the jobsite. This will also reduce the need and expense for field tech support. The unit also features J1939 CANBUS messaging to alert the user of potential system issues such as engine overheating, high oil pressure, low battery voltage, and other critical operating issues that can affect uptime, performance, and equipment life.
Morbark expects to expand the use of these units to other gas-powered chippers and then to its diesel-powered chippers.