XMD: Sun's compact, CAN bus & Bluetooth configurable electro-hydraulic driver

Built to stand up to extreme environmental conditions in mobile and industrial applications, Sun's XMD is a high-powered, electronic control device for electrically operated hydraulic actuators. 

Sun’s XMD Bluetooth-configurable, electro-hydraulic driver is both CE and E-Mark rated, meeting the needs of international mobile and industrial equipment. The XMD serves actuators used in on- and off-highway equipment in numerous applications including agriculture, forestry, construction, marine, earth moving and material handling.

There are two XMD models — the XMD-01 with a single universal input and PWM output and the XMD-02 with two universal inputs and two PWM outputs, which allows for closed-loop control. Sun's mobile driver has the ability to output 0-3000 mA with ±1-mA resolution which allows it to maintain precision control when used with pumps, valves, motors, or cylinders.

Advanced Features

In addition to its sleek, compact design, the new XMDs offer a range of advanced features:

  • Robust CAN bus configuration via Sun's PC-based CANpoint Configuration Software
  • Simplified Bluetooth configuration via Sun’s XMD mobile phone app
  • SAE J1939 CAN communication capabilities
  • Pre-programmed profiles for common tasks
  • Comprehensive diagnostic mode
  • Ability to easily shape and apply output curves

Hydraulic system designers in the market have sought a simple, high-powered device capable of meeting the needs of many harsh environments in mobile and industrial applications.  Sun’s XMD delivers that and much more.

The CANpoint Configuration Software is free and downloadable from our site.  Learn more.

The XMD Mobile app is also free and available for iOS and Android devices.  Learn more. 

XMD Compatibility

The electrical connection is made via a standard 12-pin Deutsch connector. The open architecture of the XMD allows many compatible connections and coil types including:

  • DIN 43650
  • Amp Junior Timer
  • Twin-lead
  • Metri-pack 
  • Sun’s new FLeX coils

Through collaboration, Sun and Enovation Control engineers designed the XMD for use with Controller Area Network (CAN) communication. Using the free XMD mobile app, available in both Android and Apple products, the driver serves as a remote I/O module to receive and transmit SAE J1939 messages simply and securely. The intelligent system works as a master controller for the driver and provides minimal I/O investment for the user.

The XMD is compatible with standard DIN 35-mm rails and can also be mounted to any flat surface such as a manifold block using an innovative snap-in-place installation bracket.

With the addition of electronic products and the first-of-its-kind XMD, Sun continues to deliver quality, performance, and innovative products for the industry. The XMD is now the most capable and most price-competitive of its kind in the mobile hydraulics market today.



To see product details for XMD-01 click here.
Product details for XMD-02 can be found here.
View and download the full XMD data sheet here.

For information on how to order the XMD or any of Sun's competitively priced products, please contact your local distributor.