eCube – the central control unit
The TF5 was developed to avoid costly downtimes. In the process, a central control unit was designed in which all electronic components and computers come together. In other words, this “eCube” not only protects the components inside, but can also be exchanged and replaced with a new eCube in a matter of minutes in the event of a malfunction.
This technology allows the modernization of older units as well! This means that new revisions usually feature technical innovations that were not yet installed in previous models (for example, the line assistant or the NPS system). Simply summarized: by installing a new eCube, an existing unit can be revamped to incorporate new features and expand its capabilities.
In addition, the eCube also houses the Charger for the tug, the charger for a spare battery of the radio remote control, a data logger, which can be helpful for error analysis, a display over which hours of operation and possible error codes are displayed, the central key switch to put the unit into operation and further interfaces for programming etc.