DICKEY-john Corporation | Agricultural, Analytical, & Public Works Electronics

Flex4 Pro™ - Flexible 4-Channel Public Works Control System for Every Season

April 1, 2017

The Flex4 Pro™ provides precise, year-round, granular and liquid material monitoring and control

 Auburn/Illinois, April 2017 - DICKEY-john announces the launch of the new and exciting Flex4 Pro™, an every season monitoring and control system for granular and liquid material application. The Flex4 Pro’s capabilities are expanded to roadside weed control, grass seeding, and spreading rock on roadside edges, beyond the usual winter road treatment. The Flex4 Pro therefore provides a versatile and economic controller allowing cost reduction.

 “The focus was to increase the flexibility for emerging applications while also improving the user experience,” states Nolan Bangert, Product Manager. “The new systems flexibility allows compatibility with plow trucks and tow-plows. We do however maintain ability to program manual control of hydraulic tools such as front-mounted sweepers, jack hammers, hydraulic ramps, and cross conveyors for roadside berm repair”.

Equipped with a ruggedized, 10.1” touch screen tablet that will handle harsh environments, the Flex4 Pro™ optimizes the user experience through both viewing and interaction. Due to the 4-channel system, drivers can monitor up to four fully customizable operations at one time on one screen. The issues associated with smaller and lower resolution displays are no longer applicable.

 “Operating a control system in a public environment needs to be safe and easy –to-use.” Nolan Bangert, Product Manager. “The Flex4 Pro utilizes an operator switch module (OSM) in order to provide control at the drivers’ finger tips which allows eye contact to be maintained with the road”. The OSM incorporates the system master (on/off) switch, spinner/spreader width adjustment control, rate increase or decrease, pause, and blast all in one convenient location.

The Flex4 Pro CAN BUS design control system offers a flexible platform with features such as easy automatic valve calibration, section control, and integrated cameras with reverse view, applied material data and driver log files while providing a platform for future feature expansion. In addition, Flex4 Pro is compatible with the full line of DICKEY-john sensors and hydraulic packages for easy integration with existing winter road systems.

Further information can be found at: http://www.dickey-john.com/product/flex4-pro

Media contact DICKEY-john: Suzanne Depiereux-Nepomuck,
E-Mail: pr@dickey-john.com