Reliability, robustness and system solutions from a single source are essential and of great advantage in the agricultural sector. New requirements and regulations, as well as advancing globalization and focused sustainability, are further increasing the complexity of agricultural machinery. Today’s modern tractors, self-propelled machines and attachments are equipped with a multitude of control units, sensors and intelligent software. As the world market leader in the field of interface technology for agricultural machinery and a long-standing diagnostics specialist, many major OEMs have been relying on Sontheim products for decades. With our core topics of mobile automation, diagnostics and connectivity, we offer an integrated product portfolio for holistic solutions.
We are particularly familiar with the protocols in the agricultural sector. Especially in the area of ISOBUS, we have in-depth know-how and many successfully completed projects. Through our membership in the AEF (Agricultural Electronics Foundation) we actively promote standards in the agricultural sector and create technologies of tomorrow. A common project is for example the AEF ISOBUS Check Tool for a quick interoperability test of ISOBUS devices. Our experience from other organizations, such as the ASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) or the CiA (CAN in Automation), are also incorporated here.
We automate applications in the agricultural sector. Regardless of whether customer-specific or based on our standard products. OEMs receive holistic solutions for the automation of machines and work processes. Our products are specially designed for 24/7 use under the harshest conditions and impress with their robustness and certifications. We are very familiar with the standards in the agricultural sector and we have in-depth knowledge of CAN, ISOBUS, J1939, K-Line and other communication standards in this area.
Our portfolio also includes sensors for the acquisition of data, display and terminal solutions for the operation and evaluation of machines, up to control units with IO-functionality and in accordance to functional safety requirements.
We offer OEMs a comprehensive diagnostic portfolio based on the latest industry standards, such as ODX according to ISO 22901-1 and OTX according to ISO 13209, as well as an MCD-3D server. Our products are extremely performant and platform-independent. A diagnosis is therefore possible on a PC, laptop, mobile device or embedded, directly in the vehicle.
- MDT® 2.0 Authoring System
- MDT® Service Cloud (remote diagnosis)
- CLCM 2.0 – Lifecycle Manager for data description based on ODX
- CANexplorer 4 for CAN bus analysis
- Flash tool
This covers a wide range of development, service and maintenance applications, such as flash tools, end-of-line (EoL) programming and diagnostic software for Service 4.0 applications. With our VCI portfolio, we also provide the interface to the vehicle and are happy to adapt our existing VCIs to your needs.
- On-board diagnosis
- Remote diagnosis
- VCIs – Powerful Vehicle Communication Interfaces
- Protocol Stacks
We connect machines and enable solutions for IoT- and Service 4.0 applications. Our telematic ECUs and cloud systems enable agricultural manufacturers big data analysis, updates over-the-air and precision farming applications. We would be happy to implement your individual telematic solution for a continuous overview of your vehicles in the field, including current GPS position, GEO fencing, logging functionality and the support of numerous protocols.
- Modular telematics ECUs – COMhawk® series
- Cloud systems
- IoT Device Manager for updates over-the-air
- IoT Analytics Manager for statistical evaluations
- Predictive maintenance and condition based monitoring software