Pothole Patcher - SpecSys, Inc
Controls Programming and Documentation

Controls Programming and Documentation

Closed loop control system receives inputs from the joystick and three rotary position sensors mounted on the robotic arms, sending signals to deliver a steady, predictable movement to the boom arm and nozzle. Closed loop engine speed is repeatable within 20 rpm and achieved with existing equipment.

Control Hardware Utilized
• IFM CR2530 Controller
• IFM CR0452 Display
• IFM CR0431 Controller Module (2X)
• OEM Solutions Five-Axis Joystick
• KV Valves CANbus Emulsion Valve
• Hydra Force Proportional Valves

PID/PD Real Time Feedback Loop Control
Digital Input/Outputs & Control
Analog Input/Outputs & Control
Frequency, Resistive, Strain Gage, Sonar Inputs/Outputs & Control
J1939 and/or CAN Bus Networking
Custom HMI Displays
HMI with Intelligent Operator Feedback


Our Client engaged SpecSys, Inc. to redesign the operator interface / control of the product placement arm for their pot hole patching machine. SpecSys, Inc. provided Design Engineering, Controls & Code Development, Prototype and Testing.

Our Client has since confirmed that what used to take days to train an operator to efficiently run the machine, now has operators confidently filling pot holes within minutes during product demo’s.

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