Engcon adds excavator smart features to tiltrotators’ quick coupleradmin
The quick coupler had previously been adapted for installation of the detachable GRD grab cassette and SWD rotating sweeper. Engcon now replaces nearly all the hoses in the quick coupler under the tiltrotator with a simple modular system. The hose-free design reduces wear and maintenance needs, increases service life and the flexibility which makes it easier for both customer, reseller and service partner.
The new quick coupler is modular with only two hoses remaining for the locking cylinder. It will now be easier to install Engcon’s EC-Oil quick coupler system in the lower bracket, as the hydraulic blocks are now bolted directly into a distribution block without any hoses.
The new design makes it simpler to install and retrofit hydraulic extra outlets to Engcon’s detachable tools. Tools such as the grab cassette (GRD) and the rotating sweeper (SWD), with the opportunity to add future tools from Engcon.
“With the new modular system, it becomes easier to maintain, supplement and replace components in the coupler. You get rid of almost all the hoses, that otherwise can be quite demanding to replace in a tight tool bracket,” says Fredrik Jonsson, Development Manager at Engcon.
Use existing hydraulic tools with EC-Oil
The new modular and hose-free design also means an upgrade to the high-flow swivel which gets larger channels for increased hydraulic flow. A much valued function for those who need oil capacity for example to operate a flail mower, or similar tools by choosing to “directly feed” one of the extra outlets, without going through valves as before.
“Thanks to the possibility to get both the quick coupler system and manual extra outlets in the same bracket, our customers can now choose to use their existing hydraulic tools with EC-Oil or manual couplings,” explains Jonsson.
“What is unique about our system is that the customer can start with a “simple” solution and then build on it themselves as and when there is a need for new tools for new assignments. It will also be very easy for the retailer to stock a “basic product” that can be easily adapted to the customer’s wishes,” Jonsson concludes.
Engcon’s hose-free quick coupler is available for all markets and has been developed for EC209, EC214, EC219, EC226 and EC233. Sizes EC206 and EC204 are coming soon.