Author Archives: Richard Harvie

AZURA helps power the GALTAEIA racing yacht to victory!

AZURA technology was part of the winning combination used in the Wally Cento racing yacht GALTAEIA which uses Lithium-Ion batteries to power on-board electrical systems.

Owen David, Chief Engineer, added:

The Wally Cento racing yacht ‘GALTAEIA,’ was designed and built to perform at the highest level of competitive sailing. An industrial-grade PLC and Lithium-Ion battery pack controls and distributes power to the navigation and sail control systems on the race course. The nature of the sport demands that our yacht has to be reliable, dependable, and be able to thrive in the most extreme conditions. At the heart of this system is the AZURA CANBIS which has proven itself in regattas across the Caribbean and Mediterranean. Like any large sports team our success is a measure of the support of our technical partners and the relationships we are able to forge. We are extremely happy to consider AZURA one of the team. They share an equal part in our 2017 successes as the 2017 Rolex Maxi World Champions and Wally Season Champions. We look forward to 2018 together!

More information can be found here

1st Specialist Conference for System Integrators at Bosch Rexroth in Elchingen

Around 25 European system integrators met on October 18 and 19 at Bosch Rexroth in Elchingen, Germany. The objective of the conference was the sharing of experiences between the European partners, together with technical training on their mobile electronics systems. New project development tools were demonstrated to make it easier for the system integrators to expand their engineering services for mobile applications and to speed up business processes. It was a great opportunity to mingle with the other system integrators and compare types of projects out in the wider world. Several discussions arose from this that indicated that collaborative work between integrators could be highly beneficial.

Ford celebrate release of their Transit battery monitor with a cake!

To celebrate the sign-off of the new Transit Battery Monitor, Ford invited AZURA to a party which included an amazing replica of the battery monitor complete with status lights made entirely out of edible cake!

The Ford battery monitor ensures that customers using electrical power from the vehicle when idle do not deplete the battery and prevent starting. It also allows for intelligent integration of a second battery to provide more power for external equipment.

C&C Hydraulics choose AZURA to develop self-levelling system

C&C Hydraulics have selected AZURA to develop the software to automate the levelling of motor homes and caravans.

A simple and attractive system was created by interfacing a BODAS RC Controller from Bosch Rexroth and LCD screen from Wachendorff Elektronik.

As well as automatic levelling of the vehicle to 1 degree, the system also features a manual mode that allows the user to easily lift the vehicle to change a wheel or secure it when not in use.


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New options for BODAS applications

Design services in C for the Bosch Rexroth BODAS RC Controllers are now available from AZURA. This allows the use of new the RC4-5 which is ideal for smaller cost sensitive applications.

For more details on the RC4-5 please see


All other controllers can be programmed in either C or CODESYS – please contact us for more details.