Controlling & Monitoring a Generator Application

Pyramid Solutions’ BridgeWay J1939 Gateways are powerful and flexible products that enable connectivity from Automation Control Systems to Engine and other Vehicle and Equipment Control Systems that use SAE J1939 (over CAN) as the control network.

Application: Marine Vessels use HMIs in the Wheel House that display data, such as engine status, and provide controls to operate the vessel.

Problem: Large Marine vessels have the Wheel House located a significant distance from the Engine Room, which prevents the ability to directly tie into the Engine Control (SAE J1939) Network.  Solutions, such as media converters and repeaters are expensive and can be prone to failure.

Solution: The BridgeWay J1939 gateways allow the Wheel House HMI to receive and send messages on the SAE J1939 network via EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP or Modbus RTU, which enables direct access to 1939 network data for the HMI displays and the ability to perform control operations, such as adjusting the engine speed.

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