Interview

 

How do you make a VR Seat Buck work?

 

DEDITEC GmbH has developed a control system for a VR Seat Buck on behalf of Calidat Design Solutions GmbH. In the interview, Dipl. Ing. Jürgen Siebert, Managing Director of DEDITEC GmbH, explains how the latest customer project was implemented.

 

 

Mr. Siebert, you don’t just develop the control system for a VR Seat Buck on the side. Didn’t that take a lot of time?

No, of course something like this can’t be done overnight. But fortunately we already have many highly developed series products that can be adapted for all conceivable applications. For Calidat Design Solutions GmbH, we were able to fall back on digital I/O modules from our NET series. The goal was to control and position several electromechanical lifting columns and CAN bus-controlled linear drives using a Windows-supported user interface.

Can you elaborate on that?

 

By reading in specific setup data, different vehicle models can now be physically represented by the Seat Buck.

 

What does that mean?

 

The setup data is used, for example, to adjust the height and width of the Seat Buck, the seat position including vehicle seat positions, the settings of the steering wheel column or the height and width of the armrests.

 

That sounds like a complex challenge.

 

It was. In order to be able to optimally unite all components of the system, we developed our own circuit boards with the corresponding connection technology and interconnected them. The control system and power supply were then installed in two separate 19″ frames.
And that brings me back to your first question: In particular, the completely new development of special PCBs and assembly boards, which ensure the uncomplicated and safe dismantling of the system, was only possible on time thanks to the great teamwork of the well-coordinated DEDITEC team. At times, up to four employees worked on the system. Here, everything went hand in hand – and despite the strict Corona-related hygiene measures – which do not exactly make the work easier – smoothly. A big compliment to everyone. Because this enabled us to hand over the project to Calidat Design Solutions GmbH on time in the end.

 

What else was part of their responsibilities as part of the Seat Buck project?

 

DEDITEC also took care of all the wiring work on site and implemented the production of all the necessary cable harnesses. You could say: We gave the Seat Buck its blood vessels and nerve tracts (laughs).

 

That’s a nice picture. Mr. Siebert, thank you very much for the interview.

 

Thank you.

 

More information on the Seat Buck project at:
http://www.calidat-ds.com/