Project Description


Parker Hannifin – Mobile Controls Division


DDS – Data Distribution System

The brief:

Parker had an overseas military client wishing to test a new communications protocol as a replacement for CANBUS.  The requirement was to deliver a turn key electrical and software package to control the opening and closing of a rear ramp.

Our approach:

The main project elements were:

  • Electrical system design and build together with a complete documentation pack
  • Implementation of DDS middleware on an embedded controller
  • Implementation of DDS middleware on a test PC
  • Hydraulic power pack control
  • Raise lower and lock functions
  • External compliances
  • On site testing and start up.

As a result, Hamersham:

  • delivered a turnkey software and electrical solution for this design brief.
  • provided on site electrical installation and software testing services for the project ensuring successful acceptance testing for the end client.
  • provided a comprehensive documentation and drawing package.


Hamersham | Middleware, Machine Control Solutions, DDS, Automation Software

The results:

Hamersham provided real-time system control using DDS in a military test environment for the first time in the history of this vehicle program.

“Hamersham quickly gained a good understanding of DDS, our software and electrical requirements. The project had a very tight time frame and was planned to the nearest day. Hamersham delivered exactly what we asked them to do, within the required time frame and under budget”

– Parker Hannifin’s Business Unit Engineering Manager