During year 2016 TKE was contacted by a customer to renew their current Water Jet control system. The customer had reach a limit in their control system that made it time consuming to produce in large quantity. It was discussed with the customer that the new control system needs to be able to replace the old system with all it´s functionality but possible to manufacture in higher quantity with less man hours.
TKE started the process by gathering requirements and making a suggestion for the next generation control system. The core of the control system was designed to be hardware independent and can be reusable. Both CANopen and J1939 protocols were used for different communication purposes.