Today we reached the completion of serial number 810 of our PWM16 valve driver board!
The PWM 16 controller is the most common used building block for underwater hydraulic control systems in use worldwide today.
One unit enables serial control of up to 8 off 4/3 valves and input of both analogue and on/off signals on a compact board designed to be used in pressurised environments down to 3000 MSW (standard version).
Typical applications covers:
- Pipeline pull-in and connection tools,
- Various cable trenchers,
- Underwater excavators,
- Mining equipment,
- Oil recovery systems,
- Clamp installation tools,
- Smaller tooling applications exceeding the functionality to a typical host ROV, like Torque Tools, Fluid Injection Control Systems and tool elevators.
We are seeing a significant growth of sales in Asia; Africa and the Americas, but Europe still leads the race on volume.
Based on 1-2 boards per valve pack, we can safely assume that a total of 500-600 underwater valve packs and similar systems worldwide now use the PWM16 as the core controller.
The current version is operating on RS232/RS485, but future plans also include Ethernet versions.
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