Haldex has introduced its Intelligent Trailer Control Module (ITCM), expanding the capability of trailer ABS systems to include faster communication and increased functionality. With two protocols of communication: Power Line Carrier (PLC) Protocol and Controller Area Network (CAN) Port, the ITCM offers multiple auxiliary ports where additional devices can be connected:
• Trailer Roll Stability Control, a plug-in auxiliary device for rollover control and automatic braking.
• Trailer Lift Axle Control, the Haldex ILAS E controls the position of the lift axles during operation.
• Switch Control, which acts as an on/off switch to provide an action determined by pressures, temperature, power voltage and other inputs.
• External System Monitoring provides monitoring and reporting on non-Haldex systems such as tire pressure monitoring systems,and integration into the fleets GPS system.
Its expanded diagnostics offers several ways to communicate to retrieve codes, set up additional devices, track trailer brake activity and other data related inputs and outputs. The self-configurable and flash upgradeable ITCM ECU is compatible with 1M, 2M and 3M ABS configurations, the company explained.