Engcon recently announced that the company is developing its own tilt sensor for the market’s most common excavator guidance systems. Engcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of tiltrotators — a kind of tilting and rotating quick coupler for excavators. The new tilt sensor will provide a clear interface, cheaper installation and facilitate support.
For years, Engcon tiltrotators from the EC209 and up have been compatible with the market’s major excavator guidance systems. Some of the manufacturers also offer an automatic tilt function. Engcon is now taking things further by developing its very own tilt sensor.
“Our tiltrotators work extremely well with the market’s excavator guidance systems. The only unresolved issue was the actual interface – and we’re fixing that now with our own tilt sensor,” says Peter Huczkowsky, in charge of developing Engcon’s control systems and other electronics.
Huczkowsky explains that the interface is seamless now that Engcon provides all the necessary technology from the tiltrotator, via the DC2 control system cabling in the cab to which the excavator guidance system is connected. This also saves time and helps reduce installation costs.
Tests will be carried out in 2019, and before the end of the year Engcon anticipates that its tilt sensor will be ready and compatible with the market’s most common excavator guidance systems.
“It will also mean that integrating the excavator guidance system will be easier and less expensive, since the tilt sensor will be included as standard in our ePS (engcon Positioning System) installation kit,” says Huczkowsky.
Engcon tilt sensors will be retrofittable to Engcon’s tiltrotators from the EC209 up to the EC233.
The guidance system will be on view at Engcon’s exhibit area at bauma in Munich, April 8-14, 2019.